Valerie Billington

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  • Valerie Billington

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Sister Bay, Wisconsin

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January 03, 2012

About Me

I have been sewing as long as I can remember.  First it was for my dolls and then the Barbies.  When my mother realized that I had certain abitlities she gave me clothing patterns and would have me sew my own summer clothes to save money.  So I grew up stitching, crocheting, cross stitching, and doing many other crafts both for pleasure and to "help out" the family.  I even majored in art during the time I was in college.

About 13 years ago, we were going through a difficult time as a family.  So, I picked up a kit that was a cross stitched quilted wall hanging.  I found the quilting to be very soothing to my stressed nerves. This began an whole new passion.  My art background, my hand stitching from childhood and my love for vintage quilts can now be all expressed through one form!

I love designing patterns, both to sell and custom patterns for the quilter who has a special idea to put on paper.

I adore vintage quilts and love to finish them with super soft backs for cuddling in.  Leftover pieces are used to make Kindle cozies and similar things. 

And now I am beginning to play with color on fabric... who knows?  It could get interesting around here...