Hi! I’m Andrea Champ. I’ve been quilting professionally since 2014, and I love every minute of it.
I started sewing on a whim in 2012 without ever having touched a sewing machine in my life. I didn’t even know what a bobbin was until I opened the box to my new machine (no joke!). It didn’t take long until I turned my eye to quilting, and one thing led to another, and now I do my quilting on this:
So, why freehand quilting? To me, every top is unique and special. It takes so much time to cut the fabric, piece the fabric, press the fabric, repeat! What attracted me to this industry in the first place was the amazing tradition of pouring your love and skill into a project that can be enjoyed, used, and passed for decades. Quilting is where art meets function! We have so many amazing tools at our disposal now to make certain parts of the process a little quicker, a little easier… but it has always been important to me to keep that human touch as an integral part of the process. I do freehand, custom quilting exclusively for this reason, and it’s what I am most passionate about.
When I first started doing this, all I ever wanted was for someone to let me quilt their quilt. That desire has never gone away, and I feel like the luckiest person in the world that I get to do what I love.
I am happily married to a great guy who has supported and enabled both my quilting habit and my dreams, and together we have two pretty awesome kids. We also have two goofy dogs. The best place to keep up with me and all the crazy antics of the people and animals I share my house with is on Instagram, where I am @thechamplife, or you can like my Facebook page. Thank you so much for stopping by!