Block Four with Kathy Skomp
I met Kathy Skomp and her husband about a year and a half ago in Houston at Quilt Market. Our booths were across the aisle diagonal from each other. Being from Tennessee, they were very friendly, and I couldn’t help but like them. Kathy and her husband the owners of Lavender Lime Quilt Shop.
I started sewing at a very young age as I grew up in my grandmother’s and mother’s upholstery and drapery shop. I was picking up scraps off the the workroom floor and making purses which I sold in elementary school. Even some of the teachers bought my purses. I decided I did not want to make a living sewing, (don’t ever say never) so I graduated college and spent the next 15 years as a math/technology teacher. I sewed as a hobby, making items for my home and sometimes sewing my own clothes. I took my first quilting class about 10 years ago. The first time I worked with Batik fabric, I was hooked.
My husband and I opened Lavender Lime Quilting in Chattanooga in the summer of 2005. In 2009, we were named by Better Homes and Gardens as a “Top Ten Shop” and were featured in their 2009 Fall Edition of Quilt Sampler Magazine.
I began designing patterns in 2007. We have 6 books published under “Designs by Lavender Lime” and #7 is almost ready. You can see all the books and many quilts made from the books on our web site at http://www.lavenderlimeinspires.com/. The books are sold nationwide and are carried by many quilt shops. The designs are easy and quick but make beautiful quilts. I also design patterns for Northcott Fabrics. You can check out their website and see my designs: http://www.northcott.com/.
My blog is http://lavenderlimeinspires.blogspot.com/ where I try to post things going on at the shop. We would love to have you as a follower. My favorite things about this business are the creative freedom that quilting allows and the wonderful people that I come in contact with. What a blessing to spend time creating!
Kathy has designed block 4. She calls it “Stepping Down.”
Here are my blocks: First, with Attitude Girls