Our goal is simple: we want to educate, inspire, and empower you to create beautiful quilts and to learn and grow as a quilter every day.
~ Leah Day
Welcome! I'm so happy you're here and interested in learning about the people behind this website and the Free Motion Quilting Project that inspired it.
So let's get started with the basics!
LeahDay.com is a family run business based in Shelby, NC. I'm Leah Day, and I started this online business in 2009 when I was only 25 years old. My official job title is Online Quilting Teacher - that's really the best way to describe it!
I teach quilting online via free YouTube videos. I'm also a dealer for Grace longarm machines and frames and Janome America. These companies make my favorite machines and I love being able to demonstrate on Qnique longarms and Janome machines. My favorite activities are writing books and designing and hanging out with friends in our online Quilt Friends Club. It's a LOT of work to manage all of this at once, and thankfully I have a lot of helping hands.
My husband, Josh, manages our online store and website. Josh also participated in our 2014 Building Blocks Quilt Along, shooting videos with me as he learned how to free motion quilt. It's not easy to learn how to quilt on camera, but Josh did a marvelous job sharing his experience weekly for an entire year.
My son is growing up every day, but he loves to help pack orders and sort products on the shelves. He's also developing great talent as a photographer as I often have him shoot pictures of me with quilts.
Our family had a recent new addition! Our baby girl, Betty, arrived in August 2021. She is super sweet, but not much interested in quilts yet, except to droll on them a bit.
My mission is to empower and encourage quilters of all skill levels learn to make beautiful quilts.
If you're interested in learning more about me, I suggest you check out my book, Leah Day's Goddess Quilts: Journey into Love and Light through Art Quilting.
Let's go quilt,