When Laura Estes started quilting and sewing in the early 1980s she never thought it would become her business. Next week her very own book of patterns, Learn to Make Pintucks, Pleats and Ruching, will be released by Annie's Quilt and Sew.
“I was kind of pleased to be asked to do it,” says Estes, 61, of Odessa, about putting together her new book. The folks at Annie's approached her in May 2012 and it's taken about a year and half to put it all together. Estes submitted her final designs and projects in February.
“It's exciting,” explains Estes, adding that the first time she saw the cover she got goosebumps.
Estes started quilting and sewing while she was working at fabric store, she explains that she figured she better start sewing if she was going to work there. That was in the early 1980s, and by 1994 the sewing had turned into a business. Estes started a pattern company called Laura's Sage Country Quilt.