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About Renay

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Renay has been sewing since she made her first Barbie doll dress on Good Friday in third grade. It was a huge (actually a small) success!
 
She credits her mother, Mary Ann, for her passion for sewing. "Mother always encouraged us to create in the sewing room with only two rules: we had to get an "ok" from her before we used any fabric from the sewing room drawers and we had to clean up our projects afterward."
 
As the years passed, her passion led to designing and sewing her own clothes... who knew that regular sized clothes were way easier to make than Barbie clothes?
 
After marrying and having children, Renay opened a custom clothing business in her home. Too many prom and wedding dresses later, she needed a change. With the children tucked into college, she accepted a job offer from a good friend and now works and teaches in a great quilt shop called Harper's Fabric and Quilt Co. The creative opportunities there are endless. She is able to dabble in all forms of sewing, but soon discovered the intrigue of sewing purses.
 
Renay has named every pattern after someone or some place near to her heart. She hopes to continue to share her inspirations with you for years to come!
 

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