Sandra Schwartz is the designer, maker and owner of Soul Patch Studio. She lives in Ottawa, Canada, with her husband, her daughter and their dog. She's been sewing since she was four years old sitting on her Oma's knee. Her Oma and Opa had a home-based tailoring business, so she learned her skills from pros!
"For many years, I used my grandmother's old machine to make clothing and other lifestyle items for myself until it got too old to fix. When my daughter was born, I bought myself a new machine so I could make little outfits and quilts for her, just as my mother and grandmother had done for me. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed creating with fabric... It was truly love at first seam."
After being frustrated with the quality of mass produced items found in big box stores, she decided to create her own line of modern handmade quilts and other lifestyle goods. She prides herself on only using top quality designer fabrics and purchasing all her materials from small local businesses whenever possible.