Hello, my name is Satomi. I’m from rural northern Japan and now live in beautiful northwest Connecticut with my husband and two young children.
I began quilting nearly ten years ago when my husband’s mother, an experienced quilter originally from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, offered to teach me. She taught me hand applique, hand quilting, paper piecing, and techniques that she had spent decades learning, refining and teaching others. The first quilt I made with her assistance changed my life! I’ve been making quilts and handmade items for my family and for local charitable causes ever since.
Aside from my family, designing quilt patterns and making quilts is my greatest joy. I look to nature, to the many places I’ve been fortunate to visit and to live, and the experience of meeting so many amazing people around the world through quilting as inspiration for my patterns and quilts.
I hope that my creations help inspire you to also enjoy what you love!
(Photo courtesy of Golden Peak Media)