Chicago moms are one crafty bunch. With skill, creativity and a certain genius that can only come from sleep deprivation, our local talents make goods for kids and babies, selling them on Etsy and in neighborhood shops. Want to meet a few? Click through our album to get to know Chicago moms (and one amazing grandma!) that craft everything from hair accessories to superhero capes to eco-friendly plushes.

Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts

Quilting is a classic craft that has become a creative business for Faith. She started Fresh Lemons Quilts after the birth of her son. After learning the basics from her mother, she was inspired by all of the modern quilting mavens of the Internet. Her blog offers free quilting patterns and tutorials that can be completed whenever you have time during naps and or after bedtime. You can find Faith’s beautiful patterns here and on Etsy. She also has her own book of patterns, Vintage Quilt Revival, available in book and craft stores. Faith lives in a wildly creative home in Lisle. Her kids are talented sewers, but they also enjoy drawing, coloring, acting and making music. Always remember as Faith says, “anyone can quilt!”

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— Natasha Davis