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I spent a lot of time as a little girl underneath my grandma's quilt frames. She was very picky about whom she would let quilt on her quilts. This is where I got my love for quilting, especially hand quilting. I learned to sew from my other grandma. She had an old Singer sewing machine that you had to pedal with your feet to make it work. I loved that machine. I have always loved sewing, and have always loved collecting antique quilts. Janice and I started quilting together almost 15 years ago. We would make the same quilt but pick totally different fabrics, or, if we chose the same fabrics, we would have to change the pattern. Last fall we decided that we could design our own quilts. So, Abbey Lane Quilts was born. I bring my experience in design, creativity and color sense to the team. People always ask us if we are sisters. I like to think we are.
Sewing has been a part of my life almost as long as I can remember. I first learned to sew while going to elementary school in Switzerland. The teachers gave you a grade based solely on how the back of your project looked. This early training was a great foundation and to this day, the backs of my quilts look almost as good as the fronts. My first quilt was completed in high school, and even back then I found myself altering the pattern to suite my style. I've had the opportunity to teach many quilting classes and have enjoyed sharing my knowledge and passion with others. One of my favorite things about quilting is how it tends to bring people together. I have many special memories of quilting with my mother, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-laws and daughters. Working with Marcea has allowed me to challenge myself as I try to make her designs become a reality. Together we make a great team.
Marcea Owen Janice Liljenquist
When you make a quilt, it's more than a craft project, it's a way to express yourself and make a beautiful memory. We hope that Abbey Lane Quilts will help inspire you to make some memories of your own. Get your own Homestead WebsiteWeb site designed & hosted by Janice Liljenquist and Marce