The Cotton Farm is made up of this mother & daughter (& sometimes granddaughter) team...
Back in 2010, when we lived in Seattle, we had a “we should own a fabric store” dream. We were going to move to Tennessee and buy an old farmhouse and have rooms filled with beautiful fabrics, old quilt tops and sewing machines, the best threads and notions, all of our favorite patterns and books, and maybe even have some of our favorite industry friends come visit and teach classes. Every so often we would send each other an idea on Pinterest or snap a picture of a “Future Fabric Store” find while out antiquing to be filed away in the Maybe Someday category of our minds. Fast forward a few years and we actually found ourselves moving to the Deep South: Charlene (Mom) to Tennessee and Kristi (daughter) to Georgia. The Maybe Someday turned into a Never Gonna Happen because now that we were in separate states, how was that ever going to happen? As fate turns out, a few years after we got here, we have found ourselves in the middle of bolts of fabric, boxes of notions, stacks of books and patterns…suddenly, we have a fabric shop! While it isn’t yet the farmhouse in the country, it is still full of all of our favorite things. It is our hope that you love what we have to offer, and will come back every so often to watch us grow. We may be small for now, but all great things start out like that, right?
Who are we? We are a Mom and Daughter who love to sew, quilt and share our projects with pretty much anyone who will listen to us talk about it:
Charlene “Mom” Trieloff - Owner of The Cotton Farm, quilter, sewist and longarm quilter
Kristi McDonough - Manager of The Cotton Farm, pattern designer, blogger, author, quilter, garment and toy maker, and industry professional known as Schnitzel & Boo
Remy McDonough - Assistant, Aurifil Aurikids designer, quilter, daughter of Kristi, granddaughter of Charlene