|Hobbies||Besides quilting and sewing... reading, spending time with my family, watching historical documentaries.|
|Favorite Type of Sewing||My favorite sewing projects are… all of them! I love to sew everything that makes my life look more beautiful, like quilts, pillows, home accessories, handbags, and of course clothing!|
My passion for sewing began at the age of 9, when I sat at my mother's sewing machine for the first time. At 13, I joined a sewing school in my native Buenos Aires, learning everything about fabrics, dressmaking, and patterns. When it was time to go to college. I decided to study law and sew on the side, but soon realized that this was not my dream. In 1989, my life changed radically when I moved with my husband to the United States and I became pregnant with my son, Alex. Everything was completely new for me: the people, the culture, the food. Then I got my first sewing machine! I fell in love with quilting. After learning all I could about traditional quilting I began stitching art quilts, first landscapes, then more abstract designs. When I couldn’t find batiks in colors I wanted, I started to paint my own fabrics. When I saw that quilters loved them, my husband Walter and I founded Art Gallery Fabrics. Designing fabric has become one of my greatest passions. What I feel most excited about is how color can influence design. The colors have their own language and evoke feelings and moods. Being a BERNINA owner allows me to create a world of beautiful quilting and sewing around me. I'm truly blessed to be part of the BERNINA family.
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