Debbie's Quilting Adventure
Like many quilters, I have always loved fabric! I learned to sew when I
was nine years old and began doing hand embroidery and needlework as a
teenager. In 1982, I learned to quilt and it quickly became one of my
favorite hobbies. Classes from nationally known teachers followed, and
in 1993, I decided to share my enthusiasm for quilting with others
through teaching. My greatest satisfaction comes from introducing new
people to quilting. Soon I was designing my own patterns for quilts
that look difficult to make but are really easy for beginners. In 2002,
I named my business Calico Carriage Quilt Designs and began presenting lectures and workshops for quilt guilds and shops. I hope I have the opportunity to meet many of you in my travels.
I'm a designer and a teacher, but I'm always a quilter first! I was absolutely thrilled when two of my quilts were juried into the 2004 International Quilt Association show at Quilt Festival in Houston. That same year, another of my quilts was accepted into the Hoffman Challenge, an annual traveling exhibit sponsored by Hoffman California Fabric. In 2005, I was invited to California to tape an episode of Simply Quilts for HGTV,
and later that year, quilting became my full-time passion when I
retired from a long career as a dental hygienist. It's been a dream
come true ever since.
Our Philosophy is Simple
At Calico Carriage, we believe quilting should be easy and fun! Our
patterns and books are written and illustrated in an easy-to-follow
style, so you can just read and sew, and love the quilts you make!
International Quilt Association: http://www.quilts.org/
Hoffman Challenge: http://www.hoffmanchallenge.com/
Calico Carriage Quilt Designs
P.O. Box 878, Graham, TX 76450