The Long Beach Crew
Colleen, mother Elaine, daughter April & grandson Jaxon

About ...

Colleen Granger was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and joined the Air Force shortly after her high school graduation. She served as a helicopter mechanic for seven years before leaving to have her second child.  Colleen has spent the majority of her life in Alaska, making her home in Glennallen. She went kicking and screaming into the world of quilting in the summer of 1998. Until that time, Colleen had been a sewer and thought quilting was a waste of good fabric. But she caught the bug big-time and purchased her long-arm quilting machine just eight months after making her first quilt.

Colleen is a grandmother, mother, widow, sister, and daughter. She has enjoyed living part-time, in Alaska and part-time with her mom, Elaine, in California.  Many people get to meet “Mom” as she helps staff Colleen’s booth at quilt shows across the states.  Through her company, Sew Little Time Quilting, Colleen offers machine-quilting services, classes and lectures, patterns, and a variety of notions. Over the years, Colleen’s designs have been featured in national quilting magazines. On several occasions Colleen has been an instructor at the International Quilt Festivals in Houston, Texas and Chicago, Illinois. She enjoys what she does and believes that “if you are not having fun, then you shouldn’t be doing "it" whatever "it" maybe.