Welcome to Bear Paw Stitch & Design! So happy to visit with you. Here’s a little bit “about me…” I have been sewing since my mother and grandmother let me hold a sewing needle and a sewing card – do you remember those fun childhood sewing cards? Oh, I loved those. When I was 5 years old I received my first sewing machine – the cutest little thing ❤ I’ve been on the search for one for the longest time – kind of a “remember when” item.

For me, when I was introduced to quilting, it was love at first sight. It was volleyball season of 1989 and our coach was due with her first child. My BFF’s mom made a baby quilt for us to give to our coach. I was in awe! I had never even seen a quilt. HOW is it possible that I had never seen a quilt when I was surrounded by a family and community that was constantly creating. This moment still sits fresh in my mind and is what kindled my desire to learn all I could about creating quilts.

It wasn’t long before I was on my way to making my own quilts. Measuring with a yard stick, drawing straight cutting lines with a pencil and cutting it all out with scissors. Oh my! I am so thankful when I discovered templates, rotary cutters and a cutting mat. Wow, did the quilting process get easier 😊

And here we are today… planning, piecing and quilting daily. I truly and joyfully look forward to each and every one of my Eat, Sleep, Quilt days.