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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Quilts rock! Bringing you a noon feature for "Suzy Quilts"

Pretty, quality, functional, I love's it mucho:)

Suzy Quilts

My name is Suzanne Griffiths, known by many for most of my life as Suzy and my best friends as Suzy-Q, I am the creative force behind suzyqquilts.etsy.com on etsy. I have been sewing for as long as I can remember. As a young girl my mom would always make my special first day of school outfit. It was so much fun to go to the fabric store, look through all of the patterns and pick out the fabrics.

When I was in 3rd grade my mom gave me my first sewing lesson and I was hooked. I sewed clothes for my dolls, learned to knit and counted cross stitch. In college I used to cross stitch to take my mind off of the stresses of studying, social life etc. The girls in my sorority would question how counting all those little squares and getting the right number of 'x's in the right places could be relaxing. For me it was a way to escape, the path was laid out for me and I could just follow along and create something beautiful.

In 96-97 I was pregnant with my first kidlet. It was then that I decided I wanted to learn how to quilt. I wanted to make him that special blankie that he would carry around everywhere and someday would end up so worn and loved it would barely stay together. Kind of like Linus in Charlie Brown. Again, that was it I was addicted. That was 13 years ago.

Quilting for many years has been my escape from reality, my pick me up on a bad day or my comfort when I'm down. Working with the fabrics and textures is soothing and comforting. The colors, tones and patterns can be very theraputic. If I need some energy I pull out some bright primary colors, feeling like I want something warm and soothing I pull out the earth tones and fall colors.

Like many people right now the company I was working for went out of business in May. The last two years of work had been very stressful and took a toll on me I hadn't realized. Now that I had more time on my hands I went right to quilting again. It was at this point that I decided I had the fantastic oppotunity to start to build a business where I could do what I truly loved each and everyday. Suzyqquilts was born.

With Suzyqquilts I make not only quilts, but totes, kids backpacks, purses, journal covers, book covers, laptop cases and more. I have been experimenting with painting on fabrics, designing my own stencils and creating custom bags and purses for customers. Here are some links where you can follow me and find out about my newest creations:

Please visit/support, here;

Etsy: suzyqquilts.etsy.com
Blog: www.suzyquilts.blogspot.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Suzyqquilts
Email: suzyquilts@gmail.com

Trouble is already brewing on Etsy... Why am I such a scoundrel???

No harm, no foul, but lots and lots of love!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love quilts! I just got my first sewing machine, so quilts will definitely be one of my goals :) Great stuff!