December - Lyz Covert
Lyz has been quilting for over 25 years. Recently she has been helping us out and making some of our store samples. Not only does she love to make quilts but she has also made quite a few bags! She began her quilting career making a quilt for one of her sisters that needed a lung transplant. She was already a seamstress but had never made a quilt. Not sure where to start she struck up a conversation with a sales clerk at her local grocery store. Lucky for her this person was a quilter and told her about the TV show, Quilt In A Day. It took a while for her to find the show, but she eventually did. Her sister loved her quilt, all half square triangles and an applique green bow! Lyz loves the process of quilting from start to end and the cutting up of the fabric just to sew it back together again. She loves the comradery of quilters and the wonderful friendships she has made in her years of quilting. Her advice to new quilters is to stick with it and remember you are just sewing a straight line. Take a look at some of her beautiful work!
November - Maria Link
Maria is happily married with one son and 2 grandchildren. Prior to retirement she was an Engineer Tech and then she received her degree in Medical Billing. She learned to quilt 10 years ago and has been loving it ever since. Maria loves challenges and putting things together. She loves the act of taking perfectly good material and cutting it up Maria also loves embroidery and wool work, which she finds very relaxing. When I asked her what advice, she would give a new quilter she stated “Patience and accept new challenges”. Take a look at some of her beautiful work!
October - Maryfran Fettenger
Maryfran is happily married with two adult children, 2 grandsons and a granddaughter on the way. She has been sewing for over 50 years and quilting the last 25 years. In her career Maryfran was as an Educational Audiologist. She started teaching quilting classes when she worked at Patricia’s and she teaches our Learn to Quilt series as well as a few other classes. When I asked Maryfran what she liked best about quilting she said “the process from start to finish and the development of the block”. Her advice to others is to enjoy the process, try to be accurate but do not be too hard on yourself, the quilt police do not live here! What great advice!