Kathy Willis' Profile
Welcome to my first online store!
I first started sewing when I was about 11 in a 4 H class, the basic little yellow country apron which my mom still has over 40 years later! After moving to Mesa, AZ from Michigan in the mid 70's I decided to pick it up again. I then purchased my first machine in 1977 and haven't stopped since! I paid approx $600 for it, at that time it was a huge amount to me..... so I tried to come up with making something creative to help pay for it. Custom Stitchery was born and I started making pillows out of upcycled denim, years before I even knew what repurposing was all about. I still have my first denim pillow that shows my love of the Arizona mountains, deserts etc! The pillow depicts a tuber floating down the river with the water, sun, and cactus all made from various colors of denim, and shows my fascination with decorative stitches dating…
- Born on June 21
- Joined January 29, 2011