Natalie Crabtree-Quilt Designer

I'm Natalie Crabtree, a quilter, pattern designer, lover of color and all things quilt! I am based in Cincinnati, Ohio where I live with my husband Joel, who acts as my color consultant and creative collaborator, and my daughter Gwendolyn. My interest in quilting and fabrics was sparked by a year stay in Japan where I lived in the Nishijin Textile district. Upon my return, I felt I wanted a hobby, something to call my own. Having never touched a sewing machine before, I took a leap of faith and decided to give quilting a shot. When I say I had never touched a sewing machine, this is not an exaggeration. In high school, I took more history classes in order to avoid home economics! I suppose I had to wait until just the right time to stick with it, love it and work to improve upon it.

Much to my mother-in-law's delight, I became addicted! I started my creative journey in September 2014 and haven't looked back. I am blessed to be involved with this amazing group of professional quilters and teachers who inspire creativity and display quilting genius!

I enjoy designing quilts and creating sample quilts for various fabric companies professionally, and of course personal sewing. I find beauty in all quilts whether traditional, modern or artistic. One of the most endearing things about our craft is that quilters sew with fierce passion and love. I hope to spread that joy everyday with my designs and of course through cuddly quilts!