Monday, April 18, 2011

Sew Thankful!

Thankfully Sew, LLC is a pattern company owned by Terry Griffin and was born a little over a year ago.
Our designs currently focus on unique quilts, wall hangings & hand bags. We have a range of quilt and wall hanging patterns from the most simplistic piecing and appliqué to the somewhat challenging applications. Our hand bags are really fun, yet very functional and make an attractive statement. All of our patterns are one-of-a-kind and will give any quilter a fun and impressive project.
Terry's love for fabric and quilting began long before Thankfully Sew, LLC was started. She was raised in a small town in southern New Mexico where the lone-church cultural hall was always filled with quilts (unless there was a square dance or May Pole) as well as the area's wonderful women who loved quilting and sharing their life stories. Her grandmother, great-grandmother and a village of “aunts" patiently gave much of their time and talents teaching the younger generation to ‘thankfully sew’! She spent many hours in her younger years sitting in a 4-H class or getting ready for the "Cotton Extravaganza", for which she is now very thankful. She was one of the lucky ones who actually enjoyed the challenge and learning process and also loved the feeling of accomplishment she got from each project she completed. Since then, she has sewn many, many miles on her machine for children, family, friends, and now grandchildren.

In 2005 her son Ryan was critically injured resulting in a move to Utah. Since he needs 24/7 care, she needed something to keep herself engaged so she started sharing her love of quilting thru Thankfully Sew, LLC. She is the very proud wife of a fantastic husband, mother of four beautiful children (two sons, two daughters), two magnificent son in laws, one suburb daughter in law, and seven (with two more on the way) wonderful and brilliant grandchildren. It has been wonderful for her to share one of her greatest joys and she hopes to continue doing so for a very long time. So you can see why she is continually “Thankfully Sew"ing!

3 comments:

Kristin said...

I've sewn several of your projects...it's so fun to hear the story behind them!

Kristin

Shannon said...

I am "SEW" thankful I can call Terry my friend. She is one talented lady. I can't wait to see her contribution to the quilt. If you are reading this Terry, see you at Market if not before.

Shasta said...

Terry is the sweetest slice of heaven's pie with a dollop of whip cream on top! Love ya lady...Shasta :o)