Today, in our month-long Quiltsy Cares campaign, it is my pleasure to introduce you to Quiltsy Team member Treese Pflum who is from the Palm Springs desert area of California. Treese creates charity quilts for the Coachella Valley Quilt Guild where she is an active member.
Treese lives in Cathedral City, California (about 100 miles east of Los Angeles). It gets very hot in the desert climate of Coachella Valley so she gets a lot of work done between dips in the pool. In the summer she starts early in the morning to beat the heat, which has been known to hit 120-127 degrees at times.
Asked how long she has been quilting, Treese responds, “I made my first quilt in 1978, without a clue about how to create a quilt. Since that time, I made quilts whenever I had a spare moment, mostly weekends. In 2005, I bought my first longarm machine and by 2012 I had quit my day job to quilt full time. I now run a professional longarm quilting business, and do custom quilting and sewing for others, and myself when I have time.”
Treese has been a member of the Quiltsy Team since 2012. She loves making quilts but her favourite thing to make are the quilted cards that she sells in her Etsy shop Quiltnutz. They are playtime for her; she gets to drag all her bits and pieces out and let her imagination fly. Her mom is her shop helper and another quilter, so she is very involved in the design and construction of the cards. Its very collaborative, and a lot of fun. They make a big mess, drink a little wine, and laugh a lot on the card making weekends. I love the wonky log cabin blocks that Treese used to make this quilt and I'm sure that it will be precious to the recipient.Social Media Links
Written by fibre artist Kathy Kinsella, a Quiltsy team member since 2010.
Kathy's Etsy shop
Kathy's Etsy shop