The Pile O’ Fabric Author
My name is Alyssa Lichner, I live in sunny Gilbert, AZ. I am a freelance web and graphic designer by day and blogging quilter by night. Pile O’ Fabric is my place to share my quilting adventures as I conquer one Pile O’ Fabric at a time!
When I was growing up my mom taught me how to use her sewing machine, I was able to sew easy clothing patterns and costumes. In 2006, I purchased my first sewing machine so I could sew my wedding veil. But, after making the veil my machine ended up in the closet for years.
In December 2011, I was at the Pottery Barn shopping for my daughter for Christmas, and saw their quilts. They were so cute, but I wanted something one of a kind. It was at that moment, I decided, I would make my daughter and soon to be son their own quilts. I googled basic quilt tutorials and ideas and came across Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter, she had a full tutorial series for creating a quilt start to finish called the Basic Quilting Series. Thanks to Amy Smart’s amazing tutorial, I was able to accomplish my first quilt and I was totally hooked! This was by far the most fun hobby I had ever tried and there was no turning back!
When I am not quilting, blogging, designing patterns or designing websites, I have two little blessings, Gwenyth who is 4 years old and Everett who is 1 year old. I plan to homeschool them, so I am very interested in homeschooling blogs and books.
I can’t leave out my husband who I have been married to since I was 18yrs old. He is my best friend, my teacher and will always be my High School Sweetheart.
And finally the most important part of my life is my relationship with Jesus, the creator! This blog is primarily for teaching and learning Quilting, but if you are ever interested in hearing about my faith please shoot me an email!