Think about this.....

...the only thing scarier then reaching out to the unknown is settling for that with which we are comfortable.

About Me :-)

My name is Colette and yes, it is a most uncommon name; unless you've seen the movie Ratatouille. Our home is located in the country near a very little town in south central Michigan and yet we are close to many quilting conveniences; quality fabric, thread, batting, and supplies, for which I am very grateful.

I subscribe to a few mantras in life and maybe you can relate to one (or more) of them for yourself

*I'm a quiltmaker, NOT a seamstress. ~Colette
    This means, don't call me up and ask me to hem your pants or mend your torn pocket. I will probably hang up on you. Truly, I do not know how to sew in the traditional sense.

*Life's too short; eat dessert first. ~Unknown
     This is probably self explanatory.

*If you think you can or you think you can't, you're absolutely right. ~Henry Ford
      I borrowed this one from Mr. Ford because I believe it's so true and live by it every day.

*If you don't do something right the first time, then why even do it at all? ~Merle Zerba
      I'm sure you don't recognize the name in who said this one because this was my grandfathers way of doing things. He taught me and my brother to always strive for perfection, or at least do something with all your heart.

I have been making quilts for over 20 years and long-arming for nearly two. Otherwise, all my quilting was done on my domestic sewing machine prior to getting my long-arm (his name is DW). I have one small little dog named Lily who keeps me company in my studio every day. She is a West Highland White Terrier, or Westie for short.

Missing Laura and Tristan in this pic
My amazing husband of 30 years is my chief supporter both financially and emotionally; he's the big guy in the middle back there. He believes in me like no other and keeps me going in the forward direction. We have three grown sons and two daughter-in-laws, and have just become grandparents for the first time in September. All of the kids are so positive about my quilts and pretend to be interested at all the right times.

We are a goofy family who loves life and having fun while doing it. I try to convey this is my quilt making process; whether it's through the design of the top or the quilting within, or both. You will see many vibrant colors and patterns in my pieces because if you let it, life is full of color.

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