Meet the Golden Gang!
Anne began quilting approximately 18years ago, making a special quilt for one of her brothers 40th birthdays and has been hooked ever since! She enjoys using traditional patterns with new, modern, bright fabrics.
Days in the Shop: Saturdays
Pictured: On The Run Again
Deb’s love of quilting began after college when she lived in the Boston area during the quilting revival of the 1970s. Her first quilt was a king-size log cabin made completely by hand. Since then, she has made many quilts for friends and family. Deb enjoys hand sewing, surface embroidery, needle turn appliqué, and English paper piecing. Many of the quilts she makes today are custom-designed mini quilts for a special friend or family member incorporated with hand sewing techniques.
Days in the shop: Fridays and Sundays
Pictured: Quilt made for her brother’s 60’s birthday, he is a beekeeper.
Handicrafts have been part of Susan’s life when as a youth she learned to sew, tat, knit, and crochet. Her early quilting involved hand work and traditional patterns, typically crafting gifts with distinctive significance for each recipient. After a “quilting sabbatical” while raising children and an education career, Susan now explores new quilt techniques and styles -- often combining the old with the new.
Days in the shop: Wednesdays
Share with Susan: The inspiration for your project
Pictured: Wall hanging made for parents after an Alaska vacation
Nancy, an award winning quilter, started quilting with her buddies the "yo-yo's" over 20 years ago. After retiring from her "real" job, Nancy moved to Colorado and opened Golden Quilt Company in 2004. Her love of color is evident in the fabrics the shop carries. Proficient in all piecing techniques, she has made over 500 quilts including most of the shop's samples. She can confidently aid with fabric choices, pattern interpretation, and piecing skills. Her binding skills are awesome too!
Days in the Shop: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays
Quote: "Lime Green is a neutral."
Bonnie discovered a love for knitting in the 3rd grade and learned to sew her own clothes in middle school. Venturing into the quilting world 20 years ago, she discovered & quickly became mesmerized by all of the colors and creations of Kaffe Fassett, Philip Jacobs and Brandon Mably. Since then she has become an avid collector, and especially enjoys using patterns that allow her to combine as many of their fabrics as possible in one quilt. Bonnie has just retired from Jeffco Public Schools and is thrilled to be a part of the Golden Quilt Company staff!
Days in the Shop: Saturdays, some Wednesdays
Ask Bonnie about: Risk Taking with Colors
Quote: “It’s all about the pushing the limits with color!”
Pictured: “Sunlight in the Forest”
Marie joined The Golden Quilt Company in 2015 when a shopping trip turned into a job interview! Her first quilt was made in 1986, a queen sized log cabin for her wedding gift to her husband, Jim...during her final year of law school! Her sewing journey began in garments during 4-H as a young girl, evolving into her wearable art and quilt pattern line- Three Wishes. She won a 2002 CQC Professional award and a 2004 Hoffman Challenge in the Wearable Art Divisions. She joined AAA Creative Sewing’s teaching staff in 1994, teaching machine usage, quilts and quilted garment classes until the stores closed in 2008. She teaches GQC’s Beginning Quilting and loves getting students addicted to quilting!
Days in the shop: Mondays
Ask Marie about: Finding a solution to any quilting dilemma!
Pictured: Shimmering Triangles
Mary first learned to sew with her mom and three older sisters when she was in grade school. Her middle sister ended up in the fashion industry, so she had a lot of inspiration! Branching out, she taught herself to knit and crochet when she was in high school – from books, pre-YouTube! After many, many years spent with yarn, she turned back to fabric and tried her hand at quilting. Choosing fabric and piecing are her favorite parts of the process. Machine quilting is an ongoing experiment, with variable results! She still does a bit of everything, switching projects as the mood strikes.
Days in the shop: Wednesdays
Quote: “Let’s open that bolt” (I will happily lay out any fabric for you; I love to see them open, too)
2nd Quote: “You’re not getting the Kaffe quilt back.” -Lookie