My Name is Deborah
Krueger, I am 59 years old and I have done many things during my
I have been
sole-proprietor of KING SIZE QUILTS, for the past three years. Two
years in Skykomish, WA and one year in Wheeler on the coast of
Oregon. I am recently semi-retired and now only make custom quilts
for people who appreciate the finest quality one-of-a-kind pieces.
On January 1, 2007
I married the love of my life. We were high school sweethearts in
1964 and our lives took us different directions only to find one
another 40 years later. I closed my retail shop and now work out of
our home designing and making those same king and queen size quilts.
I have quilts in
Holland and Germany and across this country in states including-WA,
OR, CA, AZ, NM, ID, CO, FL, TX, TN, MI, OH, WV, VA, MA, GA, MN, WI,
NC, AL, MT, NJ, MO.
I had a small
lodging business in Leadville, Colorado and found my biggest
challenge was finding quilts large enough to fit a king or queen
size bed. I never did find that perfectly sized quilt. So, with my
love of sewing, I began making my own custom king and queen sized
quilts having now sold close to 100 of them.
It had been a dream of mine for some time to make quilts for people
searching for these same larger quilts. My quilt sizes have allowed
me to share my success with you.
In my “real life”,
I earned a living as a chef and in reality that too is very
creative. When I opened my quilt shop I started telling people that
I was poor as a church mouse and happy as a clam. It is true that
when you have a job you love you really “never work”. I have “not
worked” in the past 5 years because I have loved making quilts that
I have never taken
a quilting class and I have never taught a quilting class. I do not
own a book on quilting. (I have more ideas than I do time, and
that has always been the way of my life.) All of my quilts have
been made on my 1956 Elna “grasshopper” and I would not give her up
for all the money in the world. And then again for all that money,
I might at least think about it.
If you are in the
Portland-Seattle area please come visit us.