Born Again Quilts brings FrankenBlankies back to life! (and we sell vintage textiles too!)
Welcome to Born Again Quilts. I am shop owner Lois Levihn.
I not only have an Etsy shop, I also have a studio/shop located at 4005 South Wayne Ave. in Fort Wayne, Ind. 260-515-9446
My mother taught me how to embroider dish towels and pillow cases when I was nine years old and I have been doing needlework including quilt making ever since.
I started collecting quilts about thirty-five years ago. Like many collectors I had my eyes on the "perfect" ones. Many of these have now been sold through Etsy to satisfied customers around the world.
As quilt prices rose I started looking at the "less than" perfect quilts and grew to appreciate their beauty: Just like the "less than" dogs and cats at the Allen County SPCA that we support.
So I found my true calling when I started taking quilts and restoring them back to a better place in life. I studied quilt restoration through the Kirk Collection and traveled to France on a Deb Roberts World of Quilt travel tour to study their vintage textiles and quilts.
The quilts I sell on Etsy have not undergone any major restoration. At most seams have been re-sewn or reinforced.
I may be engaged to speak at your event. Many people find Quilt Crime Investigation autopsies both fun and informative. Contact me if you are interested.
I am proud to be a lefty and every August 13, International Left-handers Day we celebrate "LeftFest" at the BAQ studio. Proceeds raise let us give a helping "southpaw" to the animals in need.
Thank you for stopping by and learning a little about me; I look forward to hearing from and learning a bit about you!
Owner, Quilt Restorer And Textile Lover
A needleworker taught by mom. I found my calling in hand quilting. Like unwanted cats at the shelter, I find quilts in need of needle, thread and vintage fabric and bring them back to life. Now I own a studio/shop in a historic neighborhood.
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