Valerie, Lori and Karen are sisters who have been quilting with their mother, grandmothers, aunts and cousins since they were children. They are inspired particularly by their mother who was always creating beautiful works of art through sewing. She inspired a lifetime of creativity and hard work.
Valerie ran a successful business in the early days of internet sales. The Bottomline offered cloth diapers and other custom products. Valerie was able to help supplement her family's income. She also participated in theater and show choir costume development and production and built many longstanding relationships with suppliers in the LA Fabric District. Valerie developed a lifelong love of quilting from sewing experience. Although she is well versed in sewing broadly, quilting is her passion.
Lori has run a successful Real Estate business for 15 years. She is synonymous with expertise and professionalism in the Real Estate field. Lori has enjoyed decompressing from the stresses of career in real estate by unleashing her creative spirit. This creativity has generated hundreds of custom quilt piecing and quilting projects. She has honed the art of free motion quilting and design, allowing her to grow in the craft.
Karen has enjoyed a successful career in new home construction for 15 years. Specializing in luxury custom homes and renovations, she has had many opportunities to convert patterns she sees in the home building process into a custom quilt. It is not uncommon for a tile pattern to become inspiration for a quilt. Karen has been an active participant in the Make-A-Wish Foundation in conjunction with the Salt Lake Parade of Homes. She has donated many custom-made themed quilts to children as part of the wish granting.
The sisters have been told many times through the years, "Your quilts are gorgeous, you should start a business." This became the inspiration for Snowball Quilt Company