It’s me, Claudia
I’m a real North German brat and a happy Moin Moin is almost always enough to greet me. Feel free to give us a call if you have a question, you will be greeted in the same way.
I love all kinds of sewing projects, but my heart is in design and sometimes I even make a pattern out of a quilt I design – I hope to explore this aspect further in the future and it’s a dream of mine to do it after my apprenticeship in the Patchworkgilde Germany to give creative courses.
Sometimes I can deal with the interplay of colors and shapes for months – cutting, sewing the individual blocks, creating the quilt sandwich and finally the quilting itself then usually go much faster.
I’ve had my own sewing machine since I was 13 years old because I “broke” my mother’s old pedal machine (with a flywheel!). She then bought a large modern machine and treated me to a small beginner’s model. I even sewed with it until the end of my studies.
By the way, up until my 20s: no party weekend without a self-sewn outfit! I then studied fashion design in Hamburg, but started working as a communication designer in a publishing house right after my studies.
For me, patchwork and quilting are the perfect symbiosis of graphic design and sewing, so it’s not surprising that I fell for the most beautiful hobby in the world. And because I am – just like the seagulls – a good (fabric) hunter and was often asked about my fabric combinations, I opened the Laridae quilting shop in November 2020. It’s simply endless fun every day to deal with excellent fabrics and high-quality accessories and hatch what you want to add to the range next.