Jan Kramer came to quilting after a lifetime of sewing garments. Her mother was an excellent seamstress and Jan learned from her, taking pride in careful sewing, good material, and a professional result. So, it’s no wonder that when she happened upon the Village Quilt Shop in Stone Mountain in the late 90s, quilting was a natural fit. The shop, which many of us remember fondly, had a block of the month program, and Jan was all in. Soon, she was taking classes and a quilter was born. Jan has tried lots of different styles but finds that she returns
After years as a serial entrepreneur, Denise Russell has made her “avocation” into her “vocation” – she is a full-time pattern designer for Missouri Star Quilts. Who knew there were even such jobs out there? Denise began quilting in 2005 when she lived in Maryland. Her work life and home life were overwhelmingly male, so the quilt store in town offered the chance to be among women.  She decided to dust off her sewing machine and jump in. With an Eleanor Burns “Quilt in a Day” book, Denise became a quilter. In 2015, Denise decided to submit some of her
Bonnie Davidson began quilting in the early 2000s, when her mother came to visit and brought along a quilted placemat project. Well, the blocks for those placemats turned into Bonnie’s first quilt – a bed quilt with those blocks on point. Bonnie’s interest took off from there and by 2006, she was living in Minnesota amid lots of quilters and quilt shops. A job offer in Dubai for her husband, however, saw the Davidsons move from cool Minnesota to the United Arab Emirates, where the climate and the quilting community were completely different. As any quilter would, Bonnie set about