Hi. Thanks for being here!
The tradition of quilting has a rich history that spans cultures and continents. For me, the inspiration for Quiltlove came from a personal experience.
In 2018, my friend’s two-year old daughter was diagnosed with leukemia, blindsiding family and friends. Looking for a way to support the family, I sewed 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, away from her buddies. As she became well enough to leave the house, her quilt was her trusty companion, accompanying her on outings and trips. For her young classmates, the act of creating art for a sick friend provided an avenue for expression amid a confusing and scary time.
Fast forward to fall of 2020, when Quiltlove opened its doors. My friend’s daughter was diagnosed cancer free (woohoo!) but worldwide, people had spent months separated from loved ones due to COVID-19. It is my hope that these quilts will bring friends and families together despite having been physically separated, giving everyone involved the warm feeling of a hug.
I am a graduate of Middlebury College and UCLA Anderson. Prior to launching Quiltlove, I worked in management consulting and international development. 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 with love. I cannot wait to see what you will create!