Hello, I'm Heather!
I'm Heather, the designer behind My Sew Quilty Life. I stumbled upon quilting in Fall 2017 when I was a newborn photographer. I kept seeing other photographers using old quilt pieces in their newborn photos and I, being the maker I am, decided I would make a quilt to use in my photos. My thought was to make the quilt, drag it through the mud, scuff it up a bit, and make it look as antiqued as possible. I had no clue how long or how much effort went into making a quilt. I decided I would make the Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt and then “distress” it. (I am very ambitious if you haven’t picked up on that already.) After spending what felt like over 100,000 hours making all the 1.5” hexes and then hand sewing them together I felt silly for considering trying to distress all my hard work. It was at that moment that I learned to respect quilting and ultimately fell in love with the craft. It took nearly three years to finally finish my Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt, and I am so happy I have that treasure to pass down.
After falling completely in love with quilting in 2020 I decided to start My Sew Quilty Life after a desire to leave my demanding full-time job as an Architectural Designer to focus on being a mother, wife, and to just live the simple life. I’m sure many of you can relate after the past couple of years we have had. I used my design background to develop my pattern design business. I have designed and published over 30 quilt patterns under the My Sew Quilty Life brand. My designs have been featured in several quilting magazines. I am currently working on becoming a fabric designer and writing a quilting book. I’ll be sure to share more soon.
Don’t be shy, come say hi!
I was interviewed by the American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast. Take a listen here: Episode 554
Some more fun things about me:
I‘ve been married to Mr. My Sew Quilty Life (Zach) for 13 years. We have one son, Seth (11) who keeps us very busy with his love of sports. We have two really fun boxers, Rex (8), Stanley (4). We moved from Kansas, to Illinois, to South Carolina in one year. I love pink, chocolate, chic-fil-a. I love flowers! Designing Floral quilts is my favorite! Can you tell? I am a day maker, which means I love making someone's day. I have a huge heart and really care for other people. Grammar is not my favorite subject, art was. I love Corey Yoder fabrics. I would love more time in a day. I also have way too many quilt designs than I’ll ever get around to releasing.
Favorite Quilt Shop:
Online: Fat Quarter Shop
Local: Lil Ren Hen Quilt Shop (Paola, KS)
Prairie Point Quilts (Lenexa, KS)
Quilted Sunflower (Spring Hill, KS)