I have always been drawn to textiles! Before I was married, our family lived
in Delaware. During the summer my mother and I would drive to Philadelphia to visit the textile mills.
Anyone could shop them. The fabric was rolled onto long bolts. There were rows and rows of bolts in each
building, and there were several buildings. You could purchase anything that you wanted, one yard minimum.
There were cottons, wools, cordurorys, flannels, denims, etc. None of the buildings had air conditioning so that was
the only thing that slowed us down (or sped us up). The fabric dyes weren't like today. They were
very caustic! After a few minutes in a building your eyes would begin to burn, then run, then blur. How those
salesmen stayed there all day we never could figure. Anyway it was always an adventure to see what we actually bought
when we got home and our eyes cleared.
I have sewn all of my life.
Nellie, my mother-in-law, used to tell me that I needed to quilt. When I began quilting, I soon noticed that I was changing
the patterns to my taste. So I began designing my own patterns. I decided to name my pattern company after my
mother-in-law, Nellie Bennett. She was a home ec teacher in a small town in eastern Utah for 33 years. Nellie
had two passions, sewing/quilting and teaching. I too have developed a passion for quilting! I love the
design process, the fabrics and the math.
Nellie made a quilt
for each of her granddaughters when they turned 12. She lived until she was almost 98 so she was able to give each one
personally. I have kept the same tradition, except I include my grandsons.
I hope you have enjoyed working with my patterns, and if you haven't tried one yet, it's about
Check out the pictures below...
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