Chio Bloom's Profile
Love for Family and Fabrics...
Growing up in a small coastal town in southern Japan, I learned sewing and quilting from my mother in her sunny kitchen.
My mom made a lot of matching dresses, bags, and doll quilts for my sister and me…but my favorite was a school lunch bag (we don’t use brown bags in Japan!) - a beautiful pink cotton fabric with a red gingham check backing. My mom embroidered the bags with our names and lots of wild strawberries surrounded by delicate green leaves. I still have it in my drawer.
My mother gave me a life-long love for fabrics, beautiful designs, and “making things” by hand. To this day, I spend my free time searching for just that perfect pattern, remembering myself as a little girl walking around a small fabric store in my hometown, thinking really hard how many “fat quarters” I…
- Born on March 22
- Joined May 22, 2007