I started tole painting after taking classes with a friend many, many years ago, and then started quilting after coming to work at Crafts Americana in 2001. I still enjoy doing both although finding the time to do either is a challenge right now. Here at Crafts Americana I work with our fabric and thread vendors handling orders, and our warehouse fabric team scheduling kits.

Recent Posts by Laraine

    Mackenzie’s Wish Baby Quilt Kits

    I’ve finished my quilt top made from the Makenzie’s Wish Baby Quilt Brown Kit and it is definitely one of my favorite quilts I have ever done!  I love the soft but cheery colors of our Sunny Day Flannel collection and combined with Kristin’s design of fun pinwheels and flower appliqué it makes me think spring every time I look at it (and goodness knows I need something spring-like to look at since it’s been so slow to arrive this year). 

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    The Raggy Quilt-As-You-Go Quilt Kit

    I love, Love, LOVE flannel so when I heard our Sunny Day collection was going to be flannel, I was very excited to do a project out of it.  Our new flannel is SO soft and cuddly, and was easy to work with. The Raggy Quilt-As-You-Go Quilt Kit was very fun to make and went together quickly.

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