The big "CHANGE"

Everyone wants to know why..... why did we decide to move? 

I shared the following on my personal facebook page, but I thought it was time to share it here as well...
"Brad and I have been talking about moving ever since we met, 13 years ago. We've both always loved St. George, southern Utah, but never had the courage to make the change. I've been working hard at my little business for the past 7 years and in the last couple of years felt like I had finally built up to the point where I could work from anywhere. Brad loved his job as an insurance agent. Early this spring, or LONG winter (yes it snowed on June 17th) we started talking about moving again, we decided that if we were ever going to do it we should do it before Chesney starts first grade. Brad received a job offer in St. George that will provide our little family with insurance and retirement, an opportunity that we felt we'd be foolish to pass up. Yes, we will miss our friends and families, but we've got a cute guest bedroom. I will miss seeing all of my local clients, yes, I did move my long arm machine with me and will continue to work, just as before."

Last weekend we did it. We moved our little family, and my business. Several have asked me where St. George is, its in Southern Utah, it's a 4 hour drive from where we lived before, and a completely different climate from the snowy mountains. Brad actually attended college here and I spent one summer here living with my sister while she was in college, we've spent almost every spring break here in St. George through our lives.
Several have also asked about how my mom, Kathleen and I will continue to work together? She actually works a full time job in a medical office, sewing has been her full time hobby for the last few years, I will greatly miss her help, but I do still plan to send her all of my quilts for bindings. We do still plan to sew together, when she comes to visit me, or when I go to visit her.
My long-arm in now in my home, it's way different to actually be "working from home" but it's a change I'm excited about.
Something I'm most excited about, I finally have one of our quilts on my bed, and I LOVE it! This is A-Maze Me, pattern is from our book, Modern One-Block Quilts.

The move went quite smooth and we're just about all settled in, coincidentally, my lap-top, that has everything on it decided that it's monitor wanted to quit working, so I've been a little slow at responding to emails and updating the blog, I hope to have it back soon and be fully functioning. :) 


  1. CONGRATULATIONS on the move. I love St George. Do you still have my quilt? If so, is there anyway you could quilt it before August 26th? I will be in St George watching my son play soccer against Dixie and could pick it up then.

  2. Happy for you and I hope and wish all good things. Thank you for the good work you've done on my quilts and for your friendship. xo

  3. Oh my goodness, you are just down the road!!!!! So exciting ;) I was in St. George yesterday, wish I would have read this before then and I would have come and wished you welcome ;) I am so glad that your move went well. Best wishes in this huge new venture ;)

  4. Congrats! It sounds like it was a great opportunity for you and your family. Have fun!

  5. So happy for you and your family.

  6. Congrats on the move - northern Utah will miss you ;)

  7. Congratulations! I am so excited for you and your family! You will have to post how "working" from home" goes and any tips you might have! How exciting! Enjoy your new home and all the wonderful memories that you will make there.

  8. So glad it all went smoothly! I will send things off to you this week, now that your a bit settled, I love St George, been there on quilt road trips several times, such cute shops in that town!

  9. Congratulations and good luck in your new home! I loved meeting you and Kathleen during the Small Town Quilt Retreat and the tour of Midway that Kathleen gave my friend Mary and I. If you or Kathleen are back in Oahu anytime I would love to see you again.
    Linda DuBee


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