Fall / Winter Show Schedule

I’ve been so busy with custom orders and art shows! Thank you for keeping me busy. This is my fall and winter show schedule so far. Click the dates for links to the event websites.

October 13 Make Fair, St. Peter MN

November 2-4 Gift & Art Expo, Minneapolis Convention Center

November 23 Plaid Friday, Sociable Cider Werks, Minneapolis

December 16 Linden Hills Farmers Market, Sunnyside Gardens, Minneapolis

December 22 Procraftinate, Lakes & Legends Brewing Co., Minneapolis

I expect one or two more shows to be added to this list. Otherwise, as usual, find me online!

Saddest Happiest Gift Idea

I was adding some new tissue holders to the shop today, typing up tags for the search engine, when I realized what a juxtaposition the item is.

The same tissue holders often are given as wedding favors. And often they are used at funerals. The happiest and saddest of days.

I'm making a lot of changes in my life. Focusing more on this store. Focusing more on my hand made and creative side. Getting away from the chaos of my last ten year career path. And while I know it is for the better in the long run, this separate period is full of a lot of happy and sad. Just like these tissue holders.

First!

This is the first post! It's kind of stressful. Am I doing it right? Can I do it wrong? Anyway, hi! Nice to meet you. Welcome to my website. A bit of background about me...

My name is Miranda. I've sewn since I was probably 9. I've quilted since I was about 16. My parents one day informed me they were opening a quilt store. "Uh, ok" was likely my teenager response. But I was hooked. I've had some time were I sewed more and some times where I sewed less since then. About twelve years ago my mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Yeah. It sucked. We were told she had six months to live. So I sold the house I didn't like anyway and moved in to help my mom. Turned out she had two years to live. I seriously picked up quilting with her. I treasure those memories and haven't stopped quilting since. 

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When you've been quilting on and off for the better part of 21 or so years, you have a lot of quilts. And you're pretty good at it, if I do say so myself. So rather than force my family to find room for even more quilts I decided to start selling them. And here I am today! 

When I started quilting, if it weren't for the crazy batiks, I totally would have quit. Most of the fabric in the 90s, I'm sorry to say, was not for me, or anyone anywhere near my age. But the batiks were considered new and weird and wild and me with my purple hair and tongue piercing at age 18 were all about batiks. But today, wow. The fabric is so much better, the colors so much more me. The designs much more modern and contemporary. Tula Pink in my mom's quilt shop in the 90s would have caused a stroke for sure. While I'm not a huge Tula Pink fan (gasp, sorry, I know, she's a cool lady though) I'm more of a Denise Schmidt kind of person. I hope you'll see that in the quilts I make too. And I still like some batiks too. Always will.