A Mother-Daughter Team

A Mother-Daughter Team

It all started with a John Deere stocking. In 2004, Amy’s fiancée, our son-in-law-to-be, was coming to celebrate Christmas with us and we had no stocking for him. I found some John Deere fabric and made him a stocking. Over the years, we have created many personalized items to give as gifts to friends and relatives. After Amy graduated from college, she began helping design several quilts and embroidered items and created her first quilt in 2009 for a friend’s baby shower. As friends found out about our talents (embroidery and sewing) they began requesting personalized items of their own. The number of requests increased steadily to the point that we decided to create a partnership to make memories, and, in late 2009, Sew Thoughtful Designs was born.

meet the memory-makers

meet the memory-makersMeet Barb

Barb Holland

When I was in High School, trying to pick a major for college, I had a choice between Chemistry and Art, both of which were interests of mine. I chose Chemistry and put my artistic talents to the side until Amy was born. I then did some teaching of crafts through a home-party system to earn some extra money when I became a stay-at-home mom. Throughout the years, after returning to my professional career, I’ve used my artistic talents to make gifts for friends and family.

Meet Amt

Amy Tate

Crafting is in my genes. When I was a child, my mom and grandma were always working on something creative, and I was always eager to help. As I grew up, I chose a career in interior design as a way to blend my artistic and analytical talents. Despite my creative profession, I thirsted for another creative outlet so I started crocheting and making jewelry. Eventually, I started using my design background to help mom with her embroidery and quilt projects, advising on color combinations and layouts. When I made my first quilt, I was hooked!

meet the memory-makers