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Location Clara City, Minnesota, United States
Introduction My name is Darci Schipnewski and I am the owner of Shades of the Past Quilt Shop in a small rural Minnesota town. I began my sewing career by making cloth dolls under the name Darci's Dolls and spent many weekends vending at various craft shows around the state. After my husband bought a business place in his hometown I started dreaming about having my own quilt store--and my dream has become my reality. Shortly after starting the shop I began to dabble in designing my own patterns. Last spring I took my designs to International Quilt Market and now release my own self-published patterns under my own Pastthyme Patterns name. Many of my patterns use wool and wool felt, which is what I chose to specialize in when I opened up shop. The shop also carries many bolts of Moda fabrics--our favorite fabrics to sew with!! How wonderful that every day my daughter and I get to spend the day doing what we love--sewing! I hope you all enjoy the projects that we have to offer. Pieceful stitches to you all!
Interests Darci: Quilting, designing patterns, taking in nature, watching the Twins, spending time with my family and friends, playing piano Lacey: Quilting, racing, fishing, reading, playing piano, spending time with family and friends, scrapbooking
Favorite Movies The Wedding Date, Catch & Release, The Proposal, The Twilight Saga's, Reign over Me, Nights in Roadanthe, Pride & Predjuice, P.S. I Love You
Favorite Books Quilting magazines, The Twilight Saga, Dear John, The Last Song, Match me if you Can, My Sister's Keeper, Handle with Care, Caspain Rain, Saving Fish from Drowning, The 5 people you meet in Heaven, Please Stop Laughing at Me, Broken Chords