akino on Oct 12, 2016
Thank you so very much!
rocketdogjewelry on Oct 11, 2016
Lovely pattern when quilted around the leaf veins.
AllegroFabrics on Oct 11, 2016
Thanks so much for the perfect product and smooth transaction!
The Last Frontier
There was this patchwork tradition in a lot of American movies. They made those quilts that were treasured and passed down through generations. They were meaningful. In those movies, the pioneers and homesteaders crossed the country, with their quilts, in search of the last frontier.
I came from Spain to South Dakota, in the United States, in 2005. Here I was, in search of the last frontier! Well, I had to learn quilting, so I did. One thing led to another and I found myself, in 2009, selling Texture Magic by Superior Threads. I was a rep. I sewed all kinds of things to demo the product, and loved it. Loved it! And there were other people who loved what I made and, to my surprise, wanted to buy it! What was I supposed to do? Was I going to tell them, no, you cannot have this? Of course, not. So I sold those bags and all the stuff. Needless to say, I was buying fabric, all the time. And my husband was buying fabric for me, too.
But let me go back a step. In 2001, I took a trip to Mali, West Africa, and oh, my, those African fabrics were gorgeous! GOR-GE-OUS. I bought a lot of them. Back to Spain, I kept some for me and I sold the others, just for fun.
Forward to 2009, late in the year, a fellow quilter told me about Etsy, so I wanted to give it a try and listed a few things, nothing serious. It took me forever to sell something. I did not know anything about selling online, not a bit, and did not plan to make a living either, so I did not pay much attention to it. But in 2011, again, I got the urge for the African fabrics and started listing them here. Very slowly, made a few sales. It was in 2012 when I said to myself: Angela, you either close your shop or get to work on it and build a business. You guessed it, I decided the latter. It is a steep learning curve with a lot of legs and arms, but I see the results.
I love fabric, quilting, sewing, fiber art, anything that has to do with fabric. I just love it. (My mom did, too, I wish she could see me now, oh, yeah, she would really enjoy it.) Fabric is art and can be used to make more art.
You, my customers, are my peers, my fellow quilters, both men and women who like to sew, or who do not sew but want to have a unique piece made by myself or others. You care for beauty, for uniqueness, for creativity. You come to my shop from all corners of the world and I am always amazed at that.
Every time I send an order out, part of me goes to your place. Places that sometimes I did not know anything about. I look them up on the internet and learn.
You, my customers, are the greatest and I am grateful for every one of you. With your help, I am building my future, always searching for the last frontier.
A heartfelt thank you.
(Mother, Grandmother, Wife, Sister, Daughter, Friend, all in one)
Owner, Maker, All-In-One
A Spaniard in the Black Hills of South Dakota, United States of America.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)