The beginning of Nonni’s Patches isn’t as easy to pin-point as you’d think it’d be. I have always been the ‘go to fix it sewer’ in the family, hemming pants, fixing buttons, making curtains for a new house, throwing together a baby blanket for the latest shower. I’ve always loved sewing, so with retirement approaching, I decided to make it a side business.
My daughters explained that meant getting a website and a Facebook page, so here it is.
Naming my pet-project came easy; my grandchildren call me Nonni (their own version of the Italian word for grandmother ‘Nona’). And I was/am constantly getting asked “Nonni, I need a new quilt” “Nonni, fix my dress” “Nonni, teach me how to sew”. And this endeavor really started with making baby quilts, so a quilt from Nonni seemed the only appropriate name. And of course, no quilt from Nonni comes without lots of love, which brings us to my business name: Nonni’s Patches of Love.
Stay tuned for updated projects, quilting news, etc. My hope is that others enjoy my patches of love as much as I enjoy making them.