3.04.2011

Kathleen is joining Piece N Quilt

Most of you know or have figured out that I have a really talented mother. She has a great eye for color and design. 
She is very talented, but like me, a little shy. So she may be embarrassed when she reads that I am blogging all about her today. :)

All of my life she has been involved in decorating and designing. I remember being a small child and playing in our basement while my mom would paint, sew and create. When I was a little older I remember spending countless hours and my moms custom home decor shop. She had an amazing little shop and decorated more homes than I can even count. I also remember staying up with her night long on more than one decorating occasion. She decorated and won awards for decorating in more than one Parade of Homes house. 

When I came up with the crazy idea to purchase a long arm quilting machine my mom was more than supportive. She has always been. Whenever I am stumped on how to do anything she is the go-to. 

Last summer when she entered the McCalls Quilt Design Star contest she really didn't expect much. As you know she did go on to win that contest. This was huge for my once shy mother. The confidence that the contest built in her was incredible. Thanks to all of you that supported her and are making her dreams come true. 

Since the contest I've been telling her that she needs to start blogging as a way to connect with all of her new and old friends. She however, does work full time and just doesn't have time right now. So, we are joining forces. I am super excited about this. She is going to start selling her patterns and blogging along with me! We are going to be more of a team here at Piece N Quilt. I am more than excited about this!

As part of this new journey her patterns Merry Sunshine, Bed of Tulips and Daisies and Lattice (and a few new ones) are under way and will soon be available for purchase! 

I thought it would also be fun to share a few facts about her.
She was raised in Idaho
She has 1 brother and 2 sisters
She has been married for almost 33 years
She has 5 adorable children :)
She loves water skiing, sewing, camping and working in her yard
She never watches TV or movies

Go ahead and leave a comment and officially welcome Kathleen to Piece N Quilt!

Don't miss our sale @ Piece N Quilt!
 For more fun updates sign up for Piece N Quilts newsletter.
Leave a comment, we'd love to hear from you.
~Natalia
{Connect with us}
youtubei

41 comments:

  1. Hooray! Welcome Kathleen - you and Natalia will make a great pair!

    ReplyDelete
  2. And here I thought you were already a part! Welcome!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. The 2 of you will be unstoppable together. What a lot of talent in one family.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Welcome Kathleen. Looking forward to seeing your patterns and all that you have to share on Piece N Quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Welcome Kathleen ! WOW ! this is really neat and I wish you both the best of luck ! I Know I will like you as much as Natalia ; maybe more since you're more my age ; I hope Natalia doesn't read this !!! :P

    ReplyDelete
  6. Welcome Kathleen!!
    It will be fun to visit you here.
    Looking forward to what you bring to this great blog.
    (& I voted & voted... yours really was the "Best of the Show" )

    ReplyDelete
  7. You are SO welcome, kathleen!!! Natalia and you together... wowwwww, it will be SOOOOO good!!!
    All the best,
    Mari

    ReplyDelete
  8. What an awesome thing: A mother/daughter team! As a momma to five daughters, I'm particularly inspired. :)

    Welcome aboard, Kathleen!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Fantastic news, how wonderful to be able to work together. Looking forward to the patterns.

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is so exciting!! I am thrilled to get to know Kathleen more. Welcome, welcome, welcome!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Welcome, Kathleen! You have raised a very talented daughter and it's exciting to see the two of you doing this together!! Congrats!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. welcome Kathleen! I loved all the quilts you entered in the design star contest! Especially the one with the cardinals! What a dream to work together. I would love to work with my mom and some day my daughters! Good luck!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. looking forward to seeing the patterns that she comes out with - I loved the one that earned her the prize.
    You guys sure look alike and can tell you are mother and daughter - good luck on your new partnership. I will stay tuned in. :)
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

    ReplyDelete
  14. That sounds like wonderful news. Welcome, Kathleen. You are so talented and I look forward to seeing your patterns.

    ReplyDelete
  15. what fantastic News!! Welcome Kathleen!!I loved your work during the contest and will be one of your first customers when those patterns become available. They are a measure of your true talent. I'm super excited for you both!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Welcome Kathleen! So glad you can share your genius with us!

    ReplyDelete
  17. It will be kind of like DoubleMint Gum (do they make that any more???) Double the fun Double the pleasure!!! Can't wait!
    Janita

    ReplyDelete
  18. So glad this day has finally come!! It's wonderful that you are able to join Natalia in this cyber world! You are going to love all the people you'll meet, things you'll learn and adventures you'll go on. Who would have thought 20 years ago we would be able to "talk" with people all over the world about the things we love to do?!!

    Welcome to the world wide web!! Also looking forward to your patterns :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Welcome aboard MOM!! BTW, you look more like Natalia's sister than her mom!! You go with your bad self!! Can't wait to see and hear more from you!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Congratulations and Welcome Kathleen!
    I loved your quilt...voted for you everyday..most days twice!!
    I look forward to seeing some of your patterns.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I am happy to hear she is joining you on here. Will she do some of the Blog Posts, too? Good luck on all you do with your Mom, what a blessing you have that she is close.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Welcome Kathleen! Can't wait to hear more from you!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Welcome Kathleen!! I've been married almost 37 years, and never thought I'd be blogging, but I've loved it so far. Can't wait to get to know you more.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Welcome Kathleen! What a great thing to do with your daughter! Enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Yea, I'm so happy for you and her! :) that's awesome I'm so happy for you to be able to work with your mom. You guys will be an awesome team! :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. Wow Natalia that is so cool! Hello Ms. Kathleen looking forward to hearing lots from you hehe :0) Sarah

    ReplyDelete
  27. Welcome, Kathleen. What a blessing to have you jump on with Natalia--oh, the places you’ll go together, we will all benefit from the partnership.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Welcome! How special is that to work with your mom? There is no stopping you now for sure! Look forward to it. Just spent a day of sewing with my mom yesterday. Not quilting but making dresses for 5-yo niece.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Welcome to Blog Land, Kathleen! So glad you're joining us!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hi Kathleen, welcome to blogging, I loved your quilt and voted for you and was so happy when you won. I will look forward to seeing your patterns.
    Sandra from Canada not a blogger yet.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Welcome Kathleen, you and Natalia are going to have so much fun working together. My Mom and I spent many years sewing together. Enjoy every minute!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Hi Kathleen, we look forward to seeing more of your amazing work!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Welcome! I look forward to seeing your blog posts and ideas. I love creative people!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Awesome! What an incredible Team you gals will be! Looking forward to getting to know you Kathleen and seeing more of your gorgeous work.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Welcome Kathleen, what a wonderful welcome from one of your 5 adorable children ;) you got there! Looking forward to hearing from you on the blog!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Welcome Kathleen, you sound like a super cool mum. I especially like that you don't watch telly. Your quilts are magnificent.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Wow Kathleen you are so creative and inspiring welcome to the blogasphere.

    ReplyDelete
  38. How wonderful!

    (But I don't understand how a person can never watch tv)...

    ReplyDelete
  39. Great team work, can't imagine what the two of you together will come up with. Better than peanut butter and jelly.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting our blog! We love to hear your comments!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...