About the owner

I am Valerie Holmes, the proud owner and operator of Country Cottage Quilting and Cross Timbers Retreat.   I was introduced to quilting when I was in the seventh grade and my Grandmother, my Memaw, came to live with us.  Memaw would spend her mornings in the garden, but always had a quilt in her frame for hand quilting all afternoon.  I spent countless hours sitting with her and watching her quilt beautiful masterpieces, many of which we slept under nightly and others she generously gave as gifts to her friends and family.  Although it was many years until I discovered I shared her passion for quilting, I cherished that time with my Memaw and respected the time and love she put into each project.

Years later, I met my dear friend Glee who taught me how to piece my first quilt.  My Memaw quilted that one for me and my love for the art grew quickly from there.  Ever since then, I have been making quilts to share with my friends, family, my children, and now my grandchildren.

Times have changed since the hand quilting days in the past.  I am now able to use and enjoy the quilting process with my Gammill Statler Stitcher Optimum and look forward to sharing my talents with you and your pieces.

Be sure and check out our Cross Timbers Quilting Retreat, A wonderful place for you and your friends together and finish some of those projects we all have sitting around.

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