Christine Copenhaver

Christine Copenhaver

Christine currently resides in Franklin, Tennessee (a suburb of Nashville), but has lived in nearly every region of the United States. Christine has sewn creatively since seventh grade, when she was put on a clothing allowance and found that she could make more clothes than she could buy ready-made. Her high school graduation present was a Singer Featherweight, as her parents naively thought that she could always support herself sewing! Instead, she became a biologist, studying hummingbirds in graduate school. That was followed by a career in environmental consulting. After a tough day being analytical (left brain), she found that doing something creative, like quilting, got her into her right mind (both literally and figuratively). With an empty nest, there was more time for quilting and exploring quilting beyond cotton (for example, silk ties, silk, and even using knitting in quilts). Christine’s quilts have been shown at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, American Quilter’s Society shows, art galleries, and quilt guild shows. Her parents still marvel at reports that the same Featherweight model (still a treasured and well-used possession) bought new for $99 more than four decades ago is now sold at quilt shows for $500! You can visit Christine’s website at necktiequilting.com.

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Necktie Quilts Reinvented

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