Lilac Cottage Designs is my dream to share my passion for quilting and interior design to create unique and beautiful patterns and tools to help others create stunning, trendy and practical quilts and notions.
I am an avid stitcher of many types: Cross stitch, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, and especially quilting. While the cross stitch and quilting I have been doing since I was a teenager (I won’t tell you how many decades ago that was) the others I mostly just dabble in. Quilting and sewing are what stir my blood. I grew up mostly sewing apparel, but grew into home dec when I went to work for a custom interiors store while in college. While there, I learned window treatments, bedding and such including some of the tricks of the trade, which I will share with you.
I consult a lot with my mom, who is also an avid sewer and quilter, though we have various tastes. Mom prefers more traditional and elaborate designs, while I tend to go for more transitional to contemporary designs and a simpler palette.