Friday, May 8, 2009

Featured seller of the week my friend Cherrie

Cherrie is a wonderful friend, she has been a friend of mine for a couple years..been with our group for a long time too. I met Cherrie by her purchasing one of my embroidered quilt blocks, and she became very busy over time doing custom rag quilts for people, and ended up buying her own embroidery machine.

She does some beautiful work, but she is a little hoggish with chenille, she likes the old vintage chenille, and sells kits with them all cut up for you in them. Check her out by searching RQQ again, look for Chenille, with some awesome embroidered blocks in the kits as well.

I asked Cherrie some questions and here is what she said. At the bottom of the questions you can see some current auctions she has going on eBay.
At what age did you become interested in crafting?

I've always been interested in crafting. I learned to crochet when I was about 8 and then I learned cross stitch when I was around 10. I fell in love with Rag quilting when I was 42 and found out I was going to be a grandmother.

How long have you been doing your craft?

I have been doing Rag quilting for about 3 years now.

What different crafts do you do ?

I mostly do Rag Quilting and pillows now but I used to do tons of crochet and cross stitch projects and I did quite a bit of scrapbooking too.

Who inspired you to get into it?

Well, My grandmother taught me to crochet and to cross stitch. To this day, every time I do cross stitch I can still smell her (spirits of ammonia) mixed with the Kerosene lamp in her house. I would have to say that my grand daughter Abby inspired me to do rag quilting! I was looking on EBay one day and saw one or sale and thought..."I could make that"...So I looked up some instructions on line and that's how it all started!

Any goals in the next 5 years?

Because of my health I generally don't plan 5 years ahead but there are things I would like to accomplish. I would like to be more involved in the group. I love the charity quilts we make and haven't been able to participate in the last couple we have done so hopefully the next one. I would like to be able to sell more.. Maybe even have my own website or a site with a couple of friends?

What is the best project you created and why?

I think my favorite project is still my granddaughter's 1st rag quilt that I made her. I put in parts of clothes that were worn by her mommy when she was a baby. And pieces of clothing from her other grand mother and I as well as a block made from an embroidered pillowcase that my mom (Abby's Great grandmother did when she was younger).

What do you do when your not crafting?

If I'm not crafting I'm either cooking, cleaning or taking care of my 2 year old grand daughter Abby. Actually, I'm usually taking care of Abby...lolol

Anything else you want to share?

Hmmmm. Well, I love my family and I love being part of the RQQ Group. There seems to be a special bond between the members and Everyone is always willing to help the others out. If your feeling down there is usually someone with a funny story to cheer you up! I have learned so much from different people in the group. I remember one time I asked one of the girls in the group (she will know if she reads this) about how she did her handles on her purses. They looked so good I just had to ask! Anyways, She freely told me her technique and that has helped me so much. And just recently I was looking for some green cupcake fabric. One of the ladies was trying to order it for me and another lady posted a few day s later that she has the fabric and could spare a yard. There have been tons of other things as well. It seems like everyone in the group wants to help the others in the group succeed. I Love them All!

To find all of her stuff just do a search with the keywords RQQ chenille and you will find all of her goodies.

1 comment:

  1. Great lady to have in the spotlight!! Congrats, Cherrie!!! You are a wonderful part of out group.