What's to know?
My name is Lois Eubank and I have plied the needle since I was eight years old. I have been collecting textiles and hand-quilting for over two decades and restoring and reinventing quilts for 15 years.
I named my business "Born Again Quilts" because so many quilts deserve a second chance at life. It gives me much satisfaction to know that my sewing skills, eye for color and creativity can transform one person's cast-away into a work of art.
Sometimes it seems quilts and tops in need of loving care seek me out. They beckon to me from flea market booths, garage sales and people unwilling to trash them but hoping someone else will restore it and appreciate it. In order to do the work I do, I use an extensive fabric collection going back to 1880. I use both vintage fabric and where and when appropriate, reproduction fabric. When someone picks out an orphan and wants it restored, I try to show them various visions of what the quilt can become with patience and simple sewing skills.
There are so many quilts in need of work, and it is time consuming. I limit myself to patchwork and applique quilts. I don't do "Crazies".
Currently I work out of a small studio in downtown Fort Wayne Indiana. I generally see people by appointment.
My studio is my place of solace to work without interruption from our five fur children which have wormed their way into our hearts. Our family chose Sabrina and Buggy from the Allen County SPCA which we proudly support. Someone's cast off pets, have found their forever homes...