Sunday, January 9, 2011

Greetings from The Quilted House

Sewing side of the studio
Hello and welcome to your blog's eye view into my studio. In case we haven't met through Facebook or my personal blog, let me tell you a little about myself and The Quilted House. My name is Michelle and I am so lucky to be the artistic and creative mind behind The Quilted House. I make beautiful and unique quilted items from my wonderful studio in my home in Rochester, New York. The Quilted House provides commissioned custom quilting and ready-to-purchase items from the online shop.

Notetaker listed in the shop
I've been quilting and sewing for about ten years now. My mother taught me how to sew and my mother-in-law graciously taught me how to quilt. I've been going strong ever since. I do all my work on one of my two Husqvarna Viking Sapphire sewing machines - "Sapphire" and "Esmeralda" (yes, I, of course, name my machines.)

While I do sell my work at arts and crafts shows around town, Etsy has been the online forum for my quilted wares for a little over a year now. Running an online shop is challenging, but I love the opportunity to reach people across the world. Items from my shop are in Norway, Denmark, Mexico, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Britian, and all across the United States. What a thrill it is to know that people all over the world are enjoying items made from my hands.

Quilted greeting card

This blog will give you a view into my studio. You'll get sneak peeks into my new designs, first crack at sales, and a front-row-seat for any giveaways and contests. Thanks for joining me and enjoy the view!

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1 comment:

  1. Michelle, I am so delighted to visit this colorful and creative space :)

    Your work is just beautiful. I can see the love and thought behind your pieces.

    Your studio is lovely! I always love seeing inside the creative spaces of other artists.

    My mama is a quilter, and I'm lucky enough to have some of her handywork on display in our home :) I'd love to chat with you some time about your craft. Maybe you could help me find where to start with getting into art and craft fairs in the area?

    :) Have a great week!


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