The new kids, they always get all the attention…
It is our goal to use this blog space to introduce you to the sales force of The Blank Quilting Corp. and Studioe Fabrics. It just so happens that at the same time we had this brilliant idea, we also have a new rep.
Meet Amy Aderman.
Amy is cut from the same cloth (pardon the pun) of many others that rep for the sister companies of The Blank Quilting Corp. and Studioe Fabrics in that she is also an avid quilter, award-winning in fact.
Amy lives in Lafayette, LA which is in the southwest part of the state – the heart of Cajun Country. She has been sewing since she was a small child and became a quilter about 6 years ago. She has had a few creative jobs such as designing children’s clothing patterns, making decorative accessory samples and owned a small custom drapery/home decór business. She has also taught a few sewing/quilting classes and tinkered with some sewing machine repairs. But in recent years, she has been doing office and bookkeeping work – waiting for a fresh new ‘creative’ opportunity to come along.
So in December when the rep who had that territory left, a quilt shop owner called Amy, knowing that she would be perfect for the job.
“I started at the end of January and am thrilled to be doing something where I can connect to other creative people who share my love for fabrics!” she says. “What has surprised me the most is I always thought I was more introverted, but I have common ground with shop owners, and we immediately have a connection. This has been a really exciting change for me.”
Now to toot her horn a little bit, Amy has won a 2nd place ribbon in 2015 Machine Quilting Expo (MQX) with this quilt entitled “Entwined.” It was one of four selected to be featured on MQX 2016 calendar. It also won a Teacher’s Choice ribbon in 2015 Machine Quilters Showcase (MQS).
Her quilt “Facets” won 1st place ribbon in a local guild challenge, won Judges Choice ribbon in Hot Springs Area Quilt Guild 2015 Show and won a Teacher’s Award ribbon in 2015 Home Machine Quilting Show (HMQS). It was selected to be part of an exhibit currently on display at Acadiana Council for the Arts Museum, Lafayette, LA.
She is inspired by and has taken classes from Phillipa Naylor and Sue Nickels on machine quilting on a home machine, an area where she now considers herself to be particularly adept. More recently she has added appliqué, fabric dying and paper piecing to her skill set.
And if she wasn’t already busy, she manages and contributes content to her local quilt guild’s blog. She is a past-president of the guild, and is now membership chair.
Amy loves attending the International Quilt Association shows in Houston, and is now a member of the Modern Quilt Guild. “I am very interested in the Modern Quilt movement and am learning to break the rules and add more experimentation into my style.” she says.
It was great catching up with Amy, we all wish her luck in the sales field. If you are a shop in Louisiana, Mississippi, lower Alabama, or in the Florida panhandle, this is your girl!
And don’t worry Amy, you won’t be the new kid for long!