About Me

Welcome to Quilting Comfort!

My name is Heather Spence.  I am a longarm quilter in Tacoma, Washington.  A few years ago, while I was working at a local quilt shop, ladies started asking me to work for them.  One thing led to another.  Now I longarm quilt, teach and, the newest addition, is selling items I make on Etsy.

I quilt because I must.  How does the saying go?  “I think therefore I am.”  Well, I quilt therefore I am.  Obviously my life isn’t defined by quilting but it is my creative outlet.  Not only that but it provides a way for me to stay home for my children and husband.

Here I am again…changing my ‘about us’, although now it’s ‘about me’.  There are a lot of people in this world who are hurting.  There are times in our lives when loving others is about comforting them.  For women this comes naturally.  In the book of 2 Corinthians, Chapter 1 verses 3 & 4 say, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”

There have been times in the not so distant past that comfort came only from the hands of those fed us, paid our bills, listened to our sad story, stood by and loved on us, prayed for us and have made sure we’ve survived.

We feel comfort in so many ways they are innumerable.  And yet, they are all there.  Whether it is a quiet room, a flowered field touched by the sun, a sleeping baby in the arms of its’ father.  Sometimes comfort comes in tangible forms…that of a blanket, something made just for you…

I have felt helpless trying to help those around me.  And I realized that helping means comforting and, to me, comforting someone means wrapping them in a quilt or a blanket, giving them a box full on notes telling them how much I appreciate them, being the listening ear and supportive shoulder.

So…why the recipes?  Well, over the last year and a half or so I’ve discovered that my body does not like certain foods.  It’s been difficult but I’ve come out the other side a much healthier and happier person.  The internet was my single biggest resource for support and recipes.  I might as well join the club with my two cents worth!

I hope you enjoy my stories, thoughts and recipes.  I’ll be posting somewhat regularly, depending on where my life is at.  Sometimes it may not be much but, hopefully, it’ll be something!

Have a lovely day!

Heather

P.S. Please come back and visit soon.  If you are interested in any of my quilting services please leave me a comment or send me an email (quiltingcomfort@comcast.net).

Thanks for stopping by and reading!

4 responses to “About Me

  1. Heather,
    You said you’re from Tacoma, WA. I live in Junction city, OR. just north of Eugene. I will be at the Innovations 2009 show in Sept. I am hoping to meet new quilters. Will you be there? I am going alone. My DH does not “do quilting”. I have the TL 18LS. I’m taking many Q classes at the show. I am really good at quilting on my Bernina. I intend to become proficient on the TL. Hope to see you there.
    Cynthia

    • quiltingcomfort

      Cynthia,
      Thank you for finding me! Yes, I will be at Innovations. As a matter of fact, I am teaching a class called ‘Introduction to Mid-Arm Quilting’ and will be doing it on the TL 18LS. It will be wonderful to meet you. We’ll have to have lunch one of the days. I will be helping Cindy in her Longarm University booth. Stop by and ask for me, or go to my web site and get my number from there.
      I’m looking forward to seeing you!
      Kind regards
      Heather

  2. Heather..I’m interested in seeing your Etsy Store. How can I find it? What is the name of your store? Thanks

    • quiltingcomfort

      Norma…thanks so much for looking! On the main page of my blog, to the right in the Blog Roll, you’ll find a like called ‘Quilting Comfort Etsy Store’…or something like that. Boy, isn’t that sad?! ;o) Anyway, click on that link and it should take you right there. OR you can just type in http://quiltingcomfort.etsy.com.

      I’ve been busy quilting for ladies, cleaning my house and playing with girlies so there’s not much at the moment. But keep checking in because I’ll be coming up with all sorts of good stuff!

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