Friday, January 17, 2020

Brand Ambassador Intro- Kristi McDonough

Our 5th Brand Ambassador for 2020 is the extremely talented Kristi McDonough. We are so excited to be working with her this year and can't wait for you to see her Michael Miller Fabrics creations.

I am a pattern designer, blogger, collaborative author, teacher and lecturer and have been credited for starting the mini quilt trend with my swap "Schnitzel & Boo mini quilt swap" (Instagram hashtags #makeaquiltmakeafriend and #schnitzelandboominiquiltswap) I love foundation paper-piecing and not following the quilting rules. Most people who know me would say that mixing color and pattern is my specialty (a huge compliment!) My mom and I own a quaint little quilt shop in Roswell, GA which is amazing to me because I don't know that I thought it would ever really, truly happen! But here we are, six months into it and people love what we are doing! If I'm not sewing, I'm at the ice rink with my daughter who is a figure skater. Thank goodness I have quilts to bind most of the time! It gets pretty cold, sitting in a frozen tundra for an hour or three! I have two block of the month patterns, Gnome At Home and To The Moon, which can be found on my website. 

I have been sewing since I was five years old, but I've been a quilter for eight years. I went to school for fashion design and can sew anything from wedding dresses to boat covers, I can reupholster chairs and I can make a three piece suit. Quilting is what I truly love, though. 

I love to cook and bake. My daughter and I are dairy-free vegetarian, it's fun to have people over for dinner and blow their perception of what vegetarians eat (it's not grass and "rabbit food"!) I also love cars-my dream car is a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS! I'd also love a Range Rover Velar, a Porsche Macon or a pepper white John Cooper Works MINI Cooper convertible. Someday, right? 

A lot happened in 2019. My mom and I opened a quilt shop! And, my heart doggy passed away after almost 13 years of having him in my life. I miss him so much and I am really glad to have the shop to keep me busy! 

My favorite food is FRENCH FRIES!!!!!! 

I have two miniature dogs: Truman, a four-year-old black and tan long haired miniature dachshund and Taffy, a three-year-old stiff wire-haired, piebald miniature dachshund. I also have a hamster named Trinket, four fish, two aquatic snails and two bunnies named Luna and BunBun. I aspire to have a miniature donkey and a pig someday. And more dogs! All the dogs! 

My favorite color is PINK! 

Make sure you follow her on all her social platforms!

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