About Regency Fiber Arts
I’ve been sewing and doing all manner of crafts since I was a young child. Over the years many people have said, “You should sell those” when they saw what I’d made. Time and an opportunity never presented themselves, though. In 2011, after working nearly forty years for the same company, I officially retired. That same year my techy older son gave me a website as a gift. Someplace where I can post pictures of my projects and sell products that I enjoy making. It’s been a lot of work for him but I’m sure you’ll agree that he did a beautiful job. I worked two days/week with my team for over two years and then really retired. Now I have both time and opportunity.
Growing up, I made many of my own clothes. I even made my husband a ski jacket and bib overalls one year. After I got a job that required ‘business attire’, I didn’t do much sewing. I have two sons so didn’t have the opportunity to make all those cute little girl’s clothes. Not that I didn’t sew for my sons – Halloween and school dress-up costumes, primarily. Although I think my techy son’s favorite (and most used) gift is a fleece ‘poncho’ that I made him several years ago.
For many years I concentrated on counted cross-stitch as my craft of choice. When scarves became so popular, I started knitting again. One year, I made over seventy-five scarves for relatives, friends and co-workers. Recently, I decided that all that yarn in my stash could be put to better use and made it all into scarves.
When my nieces and nephews began having children, I started making a baby quilt for each grandniece and grandnephew. In the lulls between those, I also made custom quilts for my friend’s grandchildren. The largest quilt I’ve made was a queen-sized wedding gift for my younger son and daughter-in-law. I’ve
also made custom memory quilts – t-shirts, handkerchiefs, any fabric that holds memories for someone. I made a quilt top that a client had had for 50 years into a finished quilt. I’m open to any kind of quilting project.
I’ve had a couple of Kenmore sewing machines that have served me well over the years. When I retired, I bought myself a Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond embroidery machine as a retirement gift. My ability to customize quilts and other items took a jump skyward. Recently, I bought a used Husqvarna Viking Designer 1 to use as my ‘workhorse’ machine and take to classes. I’ve also quilted my larger quilts on the Gammill long-arm machine at a Milwaukee Senior Center.
Recently, I was asked to be the onsite monogrammer for a Coty Prestige event at the Brookfield Square Boston Store. When a customer purchased a Calvin Klein fragrance they received a free bag. I monogrammedtheir bag on the spot. It was fun (and profitable) and I hope to do more in the future.
Now when I see something and say “I can do that”, I give it a try. You can see the results on this website. If you see something in my Projects that isn’t for sale in the Products, contact me
. Maybe we can work something out.
- Patty Davidson