My name is Alyssa Lichner, I live in sunny Gilbert, AZ. I am a freelance web and graphic designer turned avid sewist. I write modern quilting tutorials and share techniques and inspiration here at Pile O’ Fabric.
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 and made my own wedding veil. A few years later, I was at the Pottery Barn shopping for my daughter and saw their beautiful quilts. I was astonished quilts cost $300+, obviously I had no clue how inexpensive that was and the value of a quilt. At that moment, I decided, I would make my daughter and soon to be son their own quilts. Thanks to blogs much like Pile O’ Fabric I was able to learn all the basics of how to quilt. This was by far the most fun hobby I had ever tried, and there was no turning back! Over time this “hobby” turned into my full time business.
I am very inspired by the graphic design industry where my roots began and have a passion for exploring different quilting techniques and applying them to modern designs. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to share these techniques with quilters around the world through this blog and my online classes. I encourage you as a quilter to challenge yourself, to try new things and to approach quilting with a fearless attitude.
Along with my husband, I own a modern sewing pattern publishing company called Aria Lane, which publishes and sells a variety of modern quilt and embroidery patterns by independent designers.
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 2 years old. We will be starting homeschool in August 2014, so I am very interested in homeschooling blogs and books.
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!
Learn all about Pile O’ Fabric and my goals behind it here. Have questions? Check my FAQ’s page.