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My name is Carole Voss and I have been sewing since I was a young elementary age girl and able to join 4-H. I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Craft Design. In the 1990's I fell in love with quilting when I walked into my hometown quilt store looking for some fabric to make a design on a sweatshirt. A friend of mine just so happened to be in the quilt class that day and told me I should give quilting a try because it is so much fun. I did and I have been hooked ever since!

My husband and I own and operate Country Plastics in Ames, Iowa. I have a lot of quilters stop by to get templates or modify their plastic table to fit their new sewing machine. It dawned on me I have access to the equipment and plastic , so I designed some items for quilting to make my life easier. I especially like the sewing machine lift when I am piecing a lot of fabric. It makes sewing more comfortable and much more enjoyable. Since then I have that the products that I have been making could be used for a wide range of things, so I started up "Creating with Country Plastics" in hope that more people could enjoy our products.