I am a textile artist specializing in quilted garments and bags. My favorite methods of sewing include foundation paper piecing and English paper piecing – detailed fussy cutting and precision work is where I put the love in my details.
My creative style is bold, bright, & beautiful with a dash of over-the-top! I am passionate about pushing the boundaries of mixing endless color and loads of pattern in my creations.
From the first time that I sat down at a sewing machine in the spring of 2011, the attraction was electric and I knew that creating is what I wanted to pour my heart into any moment I could spare. My sewing started simply - I just wanted to make a skirt for my oldest daughter. That quickly turned into a children's custom boutique specializing in one of a kind and custom order clothing. For over a decade I had the pleasure of creating clothing and specialty garments for families all over the globe as they celebrated birthdays, the start of new school years, and many, many memorable vacations.
As my own children grew up and my desire to sew and stitch evolved, I fell into a love affair with quilting and bag making. Today I combine my love of quilting and background in garment making to passionately create pieces that are modern and made-to-stand-out.
Inspiring others to get inspired is my goal when creating, teaching, and lecturing. I am an Aurifil Artisan, and my favorite fabric designer is Tula Pink.
When I am not in my studio creating, I can be found loudly cheering on my busy teens, or reading a book accompanied by our family pups, Max and Rudy.
Connect with Elissa:
Facebook: @Elissa Ziccardi