Purchase with a Purpose
When you buy one of these limited edition quilts, 50% of your purchase price will be donated to the ministries at Fuquay Varina United Methodist Church. Just look for "FVUMC" on the listing.
Heirloom in the Making is a woman-owned small business for the passionate creation of fabric arts by Sarah R. Yoffa.
I've been sewing since I was 9 and learned on an old Singer Treadle my mother had. I loved pumping the peddle but 50 years later, I am delighted to use a highly-computerized Janome MemoryCraft Horizon with a large throat (open space) for quilting small- and medium-sized projects.
I wish I had a bigger, better high-speed quilting machine called a long arm but I don't. What I do have is a friend who has one of these room-sized machines and so I subcontract all bed size or large jobs out to her. Check out her Instagram at Quilts By Chris to see some of her amazing work. I use her anytime I work on something larger than a lap quilt.
My style of quilting is more messy and modern, a non-traditional design with bright colors or a "picture" quilt made from applique--cutting out shapes and applying them to a ground fabric. I specialize in a method called "Shadow Applique" where a sheer overlay is placed over the applique shapes before they are hand-stitched down. The background image with all the flowers, ladybugs and snails is an example of Shadow Applique. I typically use Shadow Applique for kids / crib quilts.
I can also design or create a traditional quilt and I have a vast library of block designs from which to choose. Browse through the shop to see some completed works I made as Charity Quilts using more traditional designs.
Finally, in 2020 thanks to Chris's mentoring and quilting, I started doing T-shirt quilts and memory quilt work. I find these projects really fun to make and such an honor when they are memory quilts from clothes of loved ones that have passed--a true heirloom in the making!
Please email me to discuss or use this worksheet to figure out how many T shirts or other materials you'll need. It also directs you on how to calculate a cost estimate. I'll have to see the actual materials before a firm Quote can be provided but my worksheet will get you started. Email today!