It is with excitement I sit here in my sunny design studio writing my first post for Quilting gallery. Let me introduce myself. I’m Lenna Green designer of Little Green Cottage patterns and founder of Stitching Cow.com
Sewing and quilt making have been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember.
As a child I was always making things and was often found at the side of my talented Grandmother learning craft related skills. We lived just around the corner so I regularly found my way to her house where she was always busy with a new project.
After school I graduated with a degree in education majoring in design and technology and taught in high schools for a few years before marrying and beginning a family. It was during this time that my interest inquilt making took hold and I was approached to teach quilting and hand embroidery classes at the local Patchwork and Quilting shop. My youngest daughter was only 3 months old at the time and I can remember teaching in between breast feeds which was a bit of a juggle.
Before long I was prompted to start designing my own projects and since we lived in a one hundred year old cottage with a green roof, I settled on the name Little Green Cottage as a brand name.
Six years lapsed in a blink of an eye and it was at this time that hubby and I decided to have a sea change and move from inland NSW Australia to Tasmania, an island off the South coast of Australia that captured our hearts many years ago. This lifestyle change prompted me to start my own online business and Stitching Cow was conceived. Since working on my designing and business full time I have enjoyed being published in many leading craft magazines including, Homespun, Creating Country Crafts, Patchwork and Stitching, Australian Patchwork and Quilting and just recently Sew It All, a new sewing magazine just released in the United States. You can see samples of these publications here.
I am thrilled that my business has opened up many doors and has allowed me to teach and help other sewing enthusiasts on a much bigger scale. And it is with this aim that I look forward to being a regular contributor here along side Michele at Quilting Gallery. I hope to share with you some of my best quilt making, quilting and hand embroidery tips.
With this in mind I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to write in and ask questions that you would like me to answer. Maybe you have a project that you need some advice about, or perhaps you would like to try your hand at a new sewing related craft but are not sure where to start.
Whatever your sewing related question or concern feel free to leave a comment here and I will endeavor to post about each of your questions in my forth coming posts.
Let the fun begin!
I am so thrilled to have Lenna join me here at the Quilting Gallery. In last month’s anniversary blog post, one of the most requested additions for the site is new tutorials, tips and tricks, learning new techniques, etc.
There were comments about stitchery, embroidery and redwork, all of which I love, but have no experience with. Lenna is an expert in these techniques and I’m super excited she’s willing to share her vast knowledge here.
Welcome Lenna!! I look forward to learning from you.
2 thoughts on “New Expert Columnist for Quilting Gallery”
I’ll be first .. I’d love to learn how to do stitcheries and incorporate them into my quilts. I’ve seen some absolutely fabulous quilts that incorporate embroidery and words, but I have no idea how to get started.
From choosing the right tools, fabric, threads to transferring the designs. This sort of information is often lacking in patterns, and while I love it, I’ve never done anything.
I only just learned how to do the quilter’s knot!
I’d also like to expand my quilt piecing beyond straight seams.
I’d love to learn more about quilt as you go projects, both machine and hand stitched. Thanks!
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