Today I’m reintroducing Lee Kappleman of the Olympia Sew & Sews. Lee and her husband Donald moved permanently to Olympia from near Sisters, OR a couple years ago.
Although I am only able to show a small fraction of the many things Lee has created, every time I visit her she has completed more things – Lee is mostly interested in machine embroidery, but also does long-arm quilting, regular quilting and many other sewing categories. Donald is very handy at building beautiful accessories, especially thread racks and highly polished point turners.
This gorgeous quilt “Goose Tracks” which is designed by HoopSisters, is a very complicated and extreme stitch count quilt (I know this because it’s on my to-do list!). The blocks are done in the hoop, then joined together.
This delicately-worked pillow with variegated thread is a beautiful addition to their bed.
Lee has smaller items around their home; these sewing-themed blocks sewn into a hanging panel are cute
This is just one rack of Lee’s earlier quilts. Besides all the items on display, Lee generously does a lot of charity sewing – she donated 8 quilts to our SPSASG Charity Sewing Project Linus collection!
I love this quilt of US State symbols!
I always enjoy talking with Lee – we chat by email several times a month and see each other often. She always knows the latest sewing gossip and points me toward great websites, the best stores and sewing attachments. She also helps me with sewing and embroidery problems I’m having and is so encouraging and helpful
Thanks for visiting with Lee and I!