My name is Julie, and I have been quilting since 1986. In the early years of my quilting journey, I made handmade quilts for myself and my family and friends.
Living in several different countries over the past 40 years, I took the opportunity to join quilt guilds and small local quilt groups. I also participated in many quilt workshops and classes wherever I lived. These wonderful opportunities sharpened my skills and allowed me to pick up helpful tips and learn different quilting styles.
Many years into my quilting journey, I became involved in a fund-raising project for charity. Of course, I turned to my quilting skills for this project! I soon realised that I thoroughly enjoyed being in constant “quilting mode”. So when the project finished in 2016, I decided to turn my efforts towards launching a small quilting business from my home in the UK and called it A Quilting Bee.
What Happened Next
In the beginning, I sold my products at local craft fairs. In addition, I began holding two craft fairs per year at my home to raise money for charity. Many other crafters were invited to participate. We always had such a great time for a good cause. I also set up my own website for online business.
After my husband retired, we moved to County Galway, Ireland. I immediately joined the Western Branch of the Irish Patchwork Society and even served as the Branch Secretary for one year.
A name change was needed for my business to go with its new location, so A Quilting Bee became Red Bridge Quilts.
I sincerely hope you find something you like in my shop, whether it be for yourself or as a gift for someone else.
You can be assured that I am always available to answer any questions you may have about my items, so please don’t hesitate to contact me.
An Award for Red Bridge Quilts
Red Bridge Quilts was greatly honoured to receive an Irish Enterprise Award in 2022 from EU Business News. The specific mention in this award was “Best Handmade Baby Quilts Company – Europe”. RBQ endeavours to live up to this honour.
Red Bridge Quilts is committed to quality products and outstanding service. Much care is taken in creating every single one of my products so that my customers are always completely satisfied.