Hi there, I'm Susan Mallett!
I'm a quilter, pattern designer, logophile, wife to my husband Eddie of 22 years, and Jesus-loving homeschool mom to two spectacular teens. One has launched and the other we get to keep for a few more years. I have a BA in Poly Sci and a JD, because I just didn't have enough student loans. (eye roll) I've been quilting since 1993 and quilting for customers since 1996.
My adventure with quilting began when I witnessed the gifting of a quilt from one professional to another at a year end banquet. It was touching and personal in a way that surprised me. Within weeks, I was enrolled in my first basic quilting class. Fast forward to 2003. I am super excited to win a ribbon and some money with 'Mellifluous Affair' at the Machine Quilters Showcase, in the wholecloth category. This quilt also took second place in machine quilting at Houston later that year. Creating a quilt for show is so much fun and I hope to find the opportunity to travel that road again in the future.
In 2004, I upgraded my Gammill Classic longarm machine to a computerized Statler Stitcher. I converted many of my freehand quilting designs to digital versions and added several block motifs as well. If you have a machine (any brand) with digital stitching capabilities, you can view these patterns and much more at Intelligent Quilting. I welcome special requests, so drop me a line if you need a customized design.
A happy aspect of my work is the reaction I get from my T-shirt quilt customers when they receive their finished quilts. The collage style quilt setting is so perfect for making t-shirt collections shine. If you don't quilt, but would like to have your own quilt made from your t-shirts, you've come to the right place! Begin reading here, and contact me if you have any questions.
When I'm not planning, cutting, sewing, quilting, or writing, chances are you'll find me cycling our local bike trails or elbow deep in dirt. Veggies and flowers have captured a corner of my heart. Come to think of it, gardening is a lot like quilting. The planning, preparing, repetitive rows, color combinations, unexpected surprises, waiting and persevering through the less favorite stages (weeding!), and the best part, the fruit of the labor.
Thanks for stopping by and letting me share a bit of my world with you. Have a truly blessed day.