How it Began
In 2018, my friend’s young daughter was diagnosed with leukemia, blindsiding family and friends. Unsure of what to do or how to help, I sewed her daughter a patchwork quilt made with squares colored and signed by her preschool classmates.
The quilt was like a card she could snuggle in as she underwent treatment and spent months at home. As she became well enough to leave the house, her quilt was her trusty companion, accompanying her everywhere. For her young classmates, creating art for a sick friend provided an avenue for expression amid a confusing and scary time.
In 2020, we celebrated when my friend’s daughter was declared cancer free, but COVID-19 swept the globe, bringing isolation, suffering and grief. I launched Quiltlove in November, 2020 to offer support networks a way to come together to wrap shared loved ones in their love, in good times and in bad. Thank you for being here!
who we are
Our quilts enable support networks to blanket loved ones in their support, gratitude and love.
The tradition of quilting has a rich history that spans cultures and continents. For me, the inspiration for Quiltlove came from a personal experience of making a quilt for a friend’s daughter, following a cancer diagnosis.
I am a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont and the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Prior to launching Quiltlove, I worked in management consulting and international development, both of which involved bringing groups of people together to make an impact.
I am a native Vermonter and currently reside in northern California with my husband and our two young sons, a slew of chickens and a very loyal farm cat.
Quiltlove’s mission is to wrap people in love. I cannot wait to see what you will create!