Why is the Charleston Animal Society special to you?
As far back as I can remember I have always felt a special bond with animals of all kinds. I have been bringing home unwanted and abandoned animals since I was a child. Helping a sick pet heal or finding an unwanted animal a loving home is such a wonderful thing to be a part of. The Charleston Animal Shelter recently launched No Kill 2015 which is an amazing program and such a great way to educate the community while saving the lives and offering a second chance at happiness for so many unwanted pets.
Making Crown Royal Quilts is a pretty scrap intensive process. The majority of the bag ends up in my scrap pile, and like most quilters, I never want to throw anything away. My Aunt Nean suggested that we could use the crown royal scraps to stuff dog beds for local shelters. For about 2 years my Aunt and her quilter friends have been using my crown royal scraps (a car full at the time) to make dog beds for local shelters. She said that the Charleston shelters were particularly appreciative of the beds and I started making them for shelters as well. I also want to give a shout out to Donna from DWJ Quilts, a fellow Etsy team member who donated leftover fleece from a recent project to me for the dogbeds. Quiltsies helping Quiltsies is just another reason I love being a part of this team.
My shop, Lulu Belle Quilts is named after my sweet bulldog Tallulah Belle. I make all sorts of quilted items but my Crown Royal quilts and coasters are by far my most popular items. When I am not sewing I am tending to my farm. We grow the majority of the food we eat and we have chickens, ducks, rabbits, a mini cow, pot belly pigs, a dog and 5 kitties. We are one big happy crazy family. I recently got married in Oct 2014 and I love our life!
Where do you live?
I live on Wadmalaw Island right outside of Charleston, SC.
How long have you been quilting?
I made my first quilt almost a decade ago!
How long have you been a member of Quiltsy Team?
I joined Quiltsy about a year and a half ago and just this last week I was promoted to leader. I am so honored to be a part of such a great team!
What is your favorite thing to make in your Etsy Shop?
As much as they are a labor of love I actually love making my Crown Royal Quilts. They always come with an interesting story as to why the customer wants one and they seem to really mean alot to the recipients and the customers I make them for.
"Where do you get all your crown royal bags from?"
EVERYWHERE! Friends save them for me. Customers send them in. Bars and liquor stores save them for me, I buy them online, neighbors put them in my mailbox. My mom's next door neighbors save them for me and people stop by my dad's work and drop them off. Recently someone contacted me on Etsy asking if I wanted her collection since she wasn't going to use them. It's kind of a constant crown royal bag scavenger hunt!
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