The Fabric Patch, SD
I owned my quilt shop, The Fabric Patch, Inc., in downtown Madison, South Dakota for 7 years. I retired and closed the downtown store in 2004 and continued to sell quilt supplies through the shop's website for 2 more years.
While teaching beginning quilting classes at the shop, I saw the need for patterns for my students to use to set the Sampler Blocks they were making in class into a quilt. I couldn't find anything fast, easy and affordable, so I designed the All Around the Block quilt pattern series. The patterns were very popular at the shop. I sell them wholesale to other quilt shops, too.
I learned how to build and maintain websites while working on one for the shop and now I work at home building websites for other small business owners. It keeps my brain nimble and I enjoy working with other entrepreneurs. www.affordablewebsitesforsmallbusiness.com
Home Sweet Home
Yes, I have a lake in my backyard. Yes, I am one lucky, lucky girl.
"The girls" keep me company.
We adopted these little girls from our local shelter...all within the same week. What was I thinking? Two were bottle fed kittens and one was found abandoned on a road by us. They are all the same age and keep the house hopping now that all the boys have their own homes. Loads of fun except I have to keep my felted wool pin cushions in Tupperware containers now or the girls tear them apart. Yikes!