Hello! I’m Solomae, welcome to my website! I’ve been sewing since I received my first sewing machine from my father for my 16th birthday (no comment on how long ago that was!). I loved being able to create clothing, loved the feel of the fabrics, the colors of the thread, the way the machine sounded as it hummed along.
Through the years of raising a family and working in the insurance industry, my interest in sewing came and went. Once my children were grown, I discovered quilting and never looked back. I’ve been quilting for about 16 years, longarming for 9 years and designing patterns for the past year.
After some urging from my son, I opened my Etsy shop in 2017 and started selling quilts and handmade home décor items. Soon after, I added fabric and patterns/notions. In early 2022, I started designing and publishing PDF quilt patterns. I now find myself awake at 3:00 AM with new quilt designs floating around in my head! Its amazing the twists and turns life brings, the opportunities for growth, for joy and for learning more about oneself and the world.
Pattern designing has become my passion and has taken up most of my focus this past year. One of my first patterns, The Big Easy, was featured by Quilting Digest, which was quite a nice surprise!
I like life to be simple…faith, family, cooking, gardening, quilting and enjoying our two “cuddle cats”, Josh and Heather.
I hope my quilts and patterns inspire and motivate you to create more beauty, comfort and joy in your world!