Welcome I am “SOLA”, Analyst, Fabric lover, Quilt designer and totally obsessed with all things quilting. I have always been fascinated with sewing and for as long as I can remember, I’ve harbored the dream of becoming a fashion designer.
In 2012, after completing my Master’s degree in Management, I got my first sewing machine with the aim of teaching myself to sew. Somewhere along the line I came across Quilting and I was so intrigued by the amazing things that could be accomplished with fabric.
In 2013, I decided to learn more about Quilting and invested in a basic quilting kit (ruler, rotary cutter and a 12 x 18” cutting mat). Although I was still on the look out for a short course on dress making, I didn’t find any with convenient timing to combine with my job. Fortunately, I found a beginner Patchwork and Quilting evening classes at Morley College Westminster London which was only a walking distance from my office at the time. Shortly after completing the course I relocated back to Nigeria.
In 2014, I began trying to quilt actively and I made a couple of Minis which I made into throw pillows for my family house. Currently, I am learning new techniques, perfecting my accuracy and experimenting with various Quilting designs. My goal is to make quilting a popular craft in Nigeria, inspire and teach many to love quilting as much as I do.
My new philosophy…when you can’t find the words, just DESIGN OUT LOUD!!! Needless to say, I am finding my voice in quilting and I invite you to share my awesome adventure in Quilt-land. Let’s learn, share, and bask in “Quiltiness” together 🙂
Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co was named after my parents and this blog is an avenue of sharing my love of Quilting with you. I hope we have a nice time sharing and learning together so welcome again!