Our 11th Brand Ambassador is the creative and inspiring Christina Reeve. She rounds out our amazing Brand Ambassador team for 2020! Her use of color really make her quilts and crafts stand out. Follow her journey with Michael Miller Fabrics! @leeleequilts
Hi! I’m Christina, but my husband calls me Chris, my twin sister calls me Nina, and in the quilting community I’m known as LeeLee.
I’m a twin. US Marine Wife. Mom to 3 Avery (20), Reagan (18) and Charlie (5). Maker of all things and pattern tester extraordinaire.
I’ve been sewing/quilting for the last 20 years. I’m completely self-taught. I originally started hand sewing to help pass the time while my husband was deployed overseas, but, before I knew it, my hobby turned into a little online business in 2005.
In 2014, I scaled down my business…. because sewing/quilting started to feel like a JOB and it was no longer enjoyable for me. I really missed interacting with others, so I started to become heavily involved in my local and online quilting community by teaching and attending workshops and joining the Modern Quilt Guild.
I currently live in Pensacola, Florida…but, will be moving to North Carolina in June. I hope that we will only have one more move, before my husband retires in 2023…fingers crossed.
- Do you sew/quilt? YES!!!
- What other hobbies do you enjoy? Crocheting, cross-stitching, embroidery, up-cycling furniture…I’m also a Thrift Store Junkie.
- What was the biggest change in your life in 2019? Being separated, by choice, from my husband. My husband moved to North Carolina, August 1st. We decided as a family, that the kids and I would stay in Florida and ride out the school year, so that our middle son could graduate High School (Class of 2020) and our oldest son could finish his certification in welding.
- What is your favorite food? PIZZA
- Do you have any pets? NO
- What is your favorite color? Black…but, I rarely use it in my quilts. I’m definitely a #sewtherainbow kinda girl.