Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Brand Ambassador Intro- Teresa Mairal-Barreu

Our 6th Brand Ambassador for 2020 is our amazing international ambassador Teresa Mairal-Barreu.  She's incredibly talented and we are beyond excited to have her as part of our team. 

People in the quilting community know me best as TeresaDownUnderI have a clear memory of my mother, needle and thread in hand or hunched over an old black pedal-powered Singer sewing machine. She would always be sewing something, whether clothing or embroidery or even mending, and now in her 80s, she’s still active with her mind and hands, spending hours on Spanish lace. I trace my connection to quilting back to observing her create from the time I was very small. In my early years, I didn’t give her creativity a second thought, but later I naturally gravitated toward quilting. 

I was born in Huesca, a provincial capital of the Aragon region of Spain. I graduated from university with a degree in French philology and a post- graduate degree in computer studies. For the last 15 years, I’ve combined a day job with building an outlet for my teaching vocation by developing online resources dedicated to sharing my love of quilting and making it accessible to everyone. I have contributed to numerous publications and other resources, sharing my inspiration and techniques at Mypatchwork. wordpress.com and on my popular YouTube channel, Teresa Down Under.  
  1. How long have you been sewing/quilting? 
  2. Since 2014. 
  1. What other hobbies do you enjoy? 
  2. Drawing, painting, sculpting, silk painting, felting. 
  1. What was the biggest change in your life in 2019? 
  2. I started the year promoting my first book Turnabout patchwork. 
  1. What is your favorite food? 
  2. Dark chocolate. 
  1. Do you have any pets? 
  2. I dont but I feed wild birds that come to my garden sun as sulphur crested cockatoos, crimson rosellas, galahs, king parrots, corellas. You can seem them on my Instagram feed. 
  1. What is your favorite color? 
  2. Red. 

    Make sure to follow her on all her platforms to see all her Michael Miller Fabrics posts!
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/teresadownunder Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/teresadownunder Blog: http://mypatchwork.wordpress.com Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/antipodas Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/antipodas 
  3. YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/antipodas1 

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