Hello! My name is Melissa and I have been sewing for over 25 years and quilting for 20 years. I am a mom to my wonderful daughter Anne (her name has been changed to protect her anonymity), wife to my incredible hubby, and a middle school teacher. A bit about my art background, I have a minor in Studio Art from Santa Clara University and I am also a published photographer. I like to use my art background in all of my quilting and my Bachelor of History in my study of quilting and sewing, integrating historical quilting elements into my contemporary quilt patterns. In December of 2018 I completed my Master’s in Teaching degree and I currently teach Sewing and Quilting, English Language Arts, Marketing, and Enrichment at the middle school level.
It has been a dream since I bought my first sewing machine to design my own quilts and try and get them published. My dreams are finally coming true, in 2015 I was published for the first time in Make Modern Magazine and in 2016 I have been in Generation Q Magazine and again in Make Modern Magazine, in 2017 I appeared in Modern Quilts Unlimited twice – once on the cover. It is such an honor to be included in such wonderful publications. You can see all of my patterns that are available for purchase, please email me.
In 2016 another of my quilting/sewing dreams was brought to life when my husband convinced me to purchase an Innova Long Arm quilting machine on a 12 foot frame. I have now added Long Arm Quilter to my resume. My price list is available here and I would love nothing more than to help bring your quilt and vision to life! Let me know if you have any questions, I am reachable via the email address below.
My email address is melissa at sewbittersweetdesigns dot com.