Amanda enjoys all things creative and crafty. As a young adult she took classes in painting, drawing and photography. She carried her love to create into her education after high school where she attended The Culinary Institute of America for two years. Following her time there, she attended Messiah University and then spent 10+ years in retail management with a company specializing in high end cookware and home furnishings.
In 2016, Amanda took a sewing class with a friend to learn how to sew a zipper pouch. Learning to sew a zipper opened up the world to making bags. She took several more classes on bag making at her local quilt shop and became hooked on patterns by Noodlehead, Sallie Tomato and Sotak Handmade.
In 2018, Amanda opened an Etsy shop to start her small handmade business called Glue & Stitch. She sells sewn handbags, wallets, clutches and accessories. Amanda loves to use quilting cottons in bright, modern and bold prints paired with subtle linens, denim and canvas. Amanda primarily sells her bags on her website and at local Makers’ Markets and craft shows in the Greater Philadelphia and Lancaster areas.
Amanda lives in Phoenixville, PA, is married to her husband, David, and has 3 kids, Kieran, Greyson, and Lila. She runs her small business out of a studio space in Spring City near her home. Amanda loves to make quilts as her hobby in her spare time and has a “modern traditionalist” style. Her favorite fabric designers include Ruby Star Society and Rifle Paper Co. She never seems to have fewer than three quilts in progress at a time.