Greetings: Britta Folden

I present to you the first of an ongoing series I will be posting on my blog, "Greetings". Greetings is a way for me to connect you with local businesses, artists and just plain people you should know. So, all my readers out there (Dad, Mom and cats...) say "Greetings" to Britta Folden.

Britta is my recently discovered cousin. I didn't grow up with her and only met her for the first time last fall. Since our first meeting, we quickly realized we have a lot in common. We both like good music (in our opinion), we both like design, photography, Ballard and good beer. We are also both small business owners. Britta is the owner of Queen B Quilts where her specialty is custom quilts made out of old/new t-shirts.

How can she be of use to you? She can take your t shirts that you earned from running all those 5k runs in the past and make them into a quilt of accomplishments. You know they just sit in the closet awaiting the light of day. She can take all your son's/daughter's t shirts from high school and turn them into a Mom/Dad's comfort blanket while they're away at college. She can do much more and I urge you to check out her website and see what she has to offer. Keep in mind, the holidays are just around the corner and custom presents are way cooler than gift cards!

Britta can be contacted at Make sure to mention you heard about her work from me. It helps her know where she's getting her business from. You can also "like" her Facebook fan page here.

Last month I helped Britta out with some marketing by taking some photos of her and some of her friends enjoying the lovely quilt life. Here is what we turned out from the day.