SFQ hosts this party, where quilters from all around the world can meet each Wednesday. We provide a positive and fun environment because we believe that sharing what makes us happy, showing kindness and providing encouragement are the fundamentals of what motivates quilters to do what they do best – Quilt! Other things we believe in?
- We believe you have the talent to make beautiful quilts that provide comfort and love for friends and family members or for others who are in need of some quilted care.
- We believe you have a desire to build your quilting skill set to enable you to design and create quilts that bring you joy and that change people’s lives. And we’ll show you how.
- We believe you deserve happiness, respect, and love. And we’re determined to give you the tools to create those feelings in both your online and real life sewing space and right into every aspect of your day-to-day life.
The main point is this: you’ve got maker talent, you want to learn and be inspired, and you want to share. We’re here to help you do that!
Sew Fresh Quilts has been featured on sites like Sew Can She, Meadow Mist Designs, FaveQuilts and AccuQuilt, has been published in QuiltMaker, 100 Blocks and Quilty magazines and is regularly sponsored by big name fabric manufactures such as RJR Fabrics, Michael Miller Fabrics and Northcott Fabrics. Since 2015 I have been offering trunk shows and workshops at guild meetings and quilt shops. It's wonderful to be able to get out and meet other quilters in their natural habitat!
You are invited to take an active role in the Sew Fresh Quilts community by leaving comments on our posts, sharing your creativity by taking part in the Let’s Bee Social link ups, visiting others who have joined in the link up party and by offering them some kind compliments and words of encouragement. We want you to join us!
SFQ continues to reach a large, global audience. If you’d like to be a part of this and you’re suddenly wondering, “Hey! Like…. where do I sign up?!!!” Please don’t let me stand in your way! Here. You can borrow my pen! Click right here to sign up to receive posts by email, so you won’t miss out on another free tip, tutorial, inspiring blog post or fresh, new pattern release. Find us hanging out on Facebook. Are you a pin addict? Welcome to our Pinterest page! You can also follow us on Instagram. Join us, won’t you?
WHO'S BEHIND THE SCENES?
Glad you asked..... Currently based in Ontario, Canada, Sew Fresh Quilts was founded by Lorna McMahon. I started SFQ shortly after I began quilting. And things have simply blossomed from there!
As a stay at home mom of two, and living in an isolated rural environment, I longed for a connection and a purpose. Sharing my quilting adventures in this online community has awakened in me a driving force to believe in myself and in my abilities. How was that driving force awakened? By people like you!!! My fellow quilters and friends, who have shown only love and kindness and have offered their heartfelt congratulations, who have built me up. I owe it all to my friends.
The development of my skills has enabled me to share my experiences and advice in a series of free tips and tutorials that are available as an aid to both new and seasoned quilters alike. In addition, the discovery of how much enjoyment I get out of hosting these really fun quilt alongs has been such a blessing. There is only one thing better than quilting - and that is having others join you in a global quilt along! Sharing my patterns with other avid quilters is a passion that now borders on a healthy obsession.
SFQ makes me happier than I ever thought a job could, and I want to give that same feeling to you, friend. I want to help others find that same “something” in their lives. Whether it be sharing all of my lessons learned so you can grow the business of your dreams or reminding you of how much what you do matters, I hope SFQ leads you into the satisfaction of being a part of something as BIG as this wonderful quilting community. We’re waiting for you!
In addition to blogging, I’m the owner of a thriving pattern design business. Sew Fresh Quilts online shop has been selling PDF downloadable patterns since 2013 and has made over 6,000 sales to date. In 2015, wholesale printed patterns began being carried by various quilt shops throughout Canada and the United States, as well as by Keepsake Quilting and Nancy's Notions.
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Feel free to contact me at sewfreshquilts (at) gmail (dot) com
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