My days are filled with hours of freestyle quilting -- creating wonderful designs on customer's quilts! I truly love stitching!!! I want to be at my Gammill quilting machine all day long stitching!!! Every quilt is a new adventure. It is a joy to watch the quilt tops transform into truly unique quilted quilts
I express my passion thru' my quilting, although sometimes others don't understand it..... When I am stitching and creating projects I am in control of every movement of the machine as it glides across the fabric and thru' the blocks, lattice, and borders to transform the quilt top into a beautiful quilted masterpiece. It is a feeling I cannot describe other than say I live and breathe quilting 24/7. It is all I can think about all day long.. I even dream about quilting... I have been quilting full-time since the fall 2003 and to my husband's and my family's surprise I am never bored of it. I feel very lucky to have a job that I love.
I am happily married and have two adult children. We live in Southwestern Wisconsin on top of a hill and can see for miles and miles. My quilting studio is in the lower level of our home over looking a bird garden and memory pond, a wonderful working environment!
I have a degree in Family and Consumer Education from University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Before starting my quilting business in April of 2003, I taught sewing and cooking at the Middle School level. During the summer I taught a beginning sewing class for 3rd and 4th graders for 10 years. I love to teach beginning sewing and quilting! Quilting and sewing is truly my passion!
I attend quilting retreats in Wisconsin and Iowa a couple weekends during the fall and winter months. We really enjoy getting together and sewing on our quilting projects.
I also belong to the Friendship Quilter's Guild of Richland Center, Wisconsin. We share our quilting treasures and quilting ideas. So many ideas – not enough time in the day to do it all!
What am I doing or making or creating? The Blog page gives everyone an update on "What's NEW?" Marcia's Online Store - New 108" extra wide fabric, new patterns and kits and new Photo Quilt Note cards..... and even a little bit about me.... My vegetable container garden and the fabric covers for my hanging tomato planter! New Up Cycling Projects!
Check here for updates at marciascraftysewing.blogspot.com
My family pictures
I turned 50 in November 2007 and had most of my family all together for Thanksgiving! I am all in blue on the bottom right; with my husband next to me in the cap and my Mom is next to him in the center, all in blue too!