Small, independent shops and designers make up the vital infrastructure of the quilting industry, and I’m thrilled to participate in this network. I strive to support other independent businesses and my local economy, and to make environmentally responsible choices. Thus I incorporate the following practices into my business :
. all patterns are printed locally by an independent printer
. all art quilt stamps are made locally by an independent supplier in Florida
. all internal printing is on 100-percent recycled paper, which is reused for any samples I print
. the website is hosted by a 100-percent wind-powered server
. all fabric scraps and material trimmings are reused as stuffing for dog cushions used in dog shelters
. I quilt for the local chapter of the national nonprofit Project Linus, which donates handmade quilts to children who have been abused.
. I am personally powered by delicious local tea and my parents’ homegrown citrus.