Missie Carpenter of Traditional Primitives has been sewing in one form or another since she was about 10 years old. Starting with tiny clothes for her Wishnick Troll Doll, she moved on to Clothing Construction and English Smocking when her children were young, and now has a passion for Quilting. Majoring in Fashion Merchandising at the University of Missouri, she was exposed to Design using fabric and illustration, and has stuck with it ever since.
Missie has found her favorite style of stitching and settled on Applique, Wool Applique, Punchneedle and English Paper Piecing (using her own method of basting English Paper Piecing with Starch). She has videos on her website, www.TraditionalPrimitives.com and an informative blog, which touch es on her unique technique for basting English Paper Piecing and Applique’ as well as highlight her love of layering cotton and wool. Missie enjoys sharing her knowledge with quilting students and wants to find ways to make the process easy and enjoyable for each person, offering options as she teaches.
Her design style is traditional with a touch of primitive and she has a unique way of using many cottons, textures and wools to create quilts, wall hangings and other projects. Designing fabric has been a dream of recent years and she is very excited to make her visions come true for creating quilts of traditional style with that touch of primitive that she loves.