Let me introduce myself, I'm Joan Hawley, owner and creator of the Lazy Girl Designs (LGD) company.
I began sewing at a young age and focused on making my own clothes and home dec furnishings. A friend introduced me to the world of quilting years later and took me to my first quilt shop. I didn't know shops dedicated to quilting even existed until then!
I started Lazy Girl in 1997 in response to the customer comments I heard while working at a quilt shop. I began by designing projects specifically requested by customers. However, I soon turned my attention to creating projects that suited my own sensibilities. Lazy Girl Designs evolved out of those early endeavors.
As for my concentration on purses and bags...what can I say? Have you ever found the perfect purse? Does a single perfect purse exist, or is perfection achieved through a collection of purses that when combined, meet all of our needs? I don't know. I guess since I'm still designing them for myself, my collection is incomplete. Or my definition of perfection changes over time. I have discovered that there is a little 'Lazy' in most of us. I have fun with my designs and I hope you do, too.
LGD products can be found at thousands of local quilt shops across the country and around the world. Ask your local store to see what's new! If you haven't been to your local quilt shop lately, or don't know where one is, open the yellow pages to 'fabric' or 'quilt' and go exploring.
I've shared my lighthearted approach and easy techniques on 15 episodes of Kaye's Quilting Friends with Kaye Wood, four episodes of Quilter's ToolBox, and three episodes of America Quilts Creatively, with Sue Hausmann.