Rilla Soetmelk's Profile

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Looking back over time, my passion for creating handmade quilts began as a junior in Home Ec classes in our high school. Since, I saw my mother sew for a large family (mostly mending). I felt comfortable and already confident that I could and should sew. I really didn't have much time to spend with sewing for four children but took a job at Yonkers Alteration Department in Omaha. It was the perfect job for me to take my children to school and pick them up at 3:00 when they got out of school.

When my neighbors heard that I did alterations, the doorbell started ringing and the drop offs and pickups began.

As my kids grew, left home, and married, a whole new group of needs arose; GRANDCHILDREN! Now my need to create for babies, adolescents, juvenile, preteen, teens and then hopefully the passion will still be there until GREAT GRANDCHILDREN arrive…

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  • Joined August 20, 2010

About

Looking back over time, my passion for creating handmade quilts began as a junior in Home Ec classes in our high school. Since, I saw my mother sew for a large family (mostly mending). I felt comfortable and already confident that I could and should sew. I really didn't have much time to spend with sewing for four children but took a job at Yonkers Alteration Department in Omaha. It was the perfect job for me to take my children to school and pick them up at 3:00 when they got out of school.

When my neighbors heard that I did alterations, the doorbell started ringing and the drop offs and pickups began.

As my kids grew, left home, and married, a whole new group of needs arose; GRANDCHILDREN! Now my need to create for babies, adolescents, juvenile, preteen, teens and then hopefully the passion will still be there until GREAT GRANDCHILDREN arrive. That is where I am at today. Our family ranges from children with children to grandchildren with children.

My passion and creativity are more developed and have pushed my desire to reach out through the Saving Stitches website. I am available to meet your lifespan needs - from the birth of a newborn, to toddlers carrying around a loved blankie, to a new graduate celebrating a major lifetime milestone, and next to young newly weds beginning a new life. From birth to senior years as your needs change, Saving Stitches is available to meet those needs.

Take a look and be creative - order for your special need.

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