By: Kristi Schroeder of Initial K Studio
Truth be told, I fell into the quilting world quite accidentally. I spent my early twenties to mid-thirties working as a graphic designer in the corporate world, specializing in design, advertising, and in-house branding. Long hours at work led me to craving a creative outlet at home that didn’t involve sitting in front of a computer. Weeks later while out running errands I stumbled across a fabric store that specialized in modern fabrics and offered sewing classes. I signed up for a beginner quilting class, learned the ins and outs of piecing and quilting, and was instantly hooked. Long story short, I became an avid quilter and quit my full-time job as a graphic designer and launched Initial K Studio, Modern Quilts by Design in August 2014.
As a one woman show of Initial K Studio, my time is extremely valuable and I’m constantly looking for ways to streamline my productivity in the studio. My introduction to the Daylight Company began last year while at QuiltCon in Pasadena, California and I have to say, their products are an absolute game changer in the sewing and quilting industry.
The versatility and dependability of their products, such as the slimline LED table lamp, has boosted my productivity in the studio tenfold. No longer am I second guessing the placement of my stitches while quilting nor do I strain my eyes while re-threading my needle on my sewing machine. Quilting deadlines are finishing ahead of schedule, and suddenly I have extra time to focus on designing new quilt patterns for future projects.