Mona Rae Cich
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  • Anoka, MN
  • United States
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Daisy Quilt

A 31" square all hand applique.
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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I am the owner of Mona Rae Originals/Hidden Talents. I design dolls and hand quilted wall hangings and travel to art shows. I use quilt hangers that are made in the USA, my husband and I are a vendor at all of the AQS shows
How many quilts have you made?
In 30 years I have made over 700 in different sizes.
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I want to make and sell them for other people to enjoy.
How long have you been a quilter?
30 years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Hand Applique
Why do you quilt?
It is my passion and mission before I die to have as many of my quilts in people homes.
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Branding Yourself

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 1:04pm 5 Comments

As an avid quilt and doll designer I struggle how to get my work noticed.  I travel to Art/Craft shows all over the country selling my finished products.  I also sell on Etsy, Website and Facebook under the name Mona Rae Originals/Hidden Talents.  I have met several of you at the shows.  My next venture in life will be to write my quilt patterns and start selling them at the Quilt shows, my personal challenge will to have my first ones available at the Grand Rapids, MI  AQS show in August.…



Posted on December 30, 2011 at 12:31pm 2 Comments

I strongly believe that every quilter has a big heart and is always looking to help spread the word.  What do you do with your extra fabric?  Or how about supplies you no longer use?  I have a Mother-in-Law in a nursing home.  Recently they held a sale at the facility, I then found out that a resident had made quilts and sold them to the staff and residents.  I decided to gather some of my fabric and go meet this lovely lady.  She was so happy because she doesn't have the money to purchase…



Posted on December 15, 2011 at 6:07pm 1 Comment

I'm often asked by customers "Do you enjoy what you are doing", so I thought maybe all of the quilters here might like to hear my story about the many quilt shows that we sell hangers at.  First I want to make it clear that we love what we do, love to meet the customers, love to see their quilts, love to hear their stories and most of all the hugs and smiles that we receive from them.  But I'm sure you have no idea on what goes into setting up a booth and working one.  So here is my…



Posted on August 22, 2011 at 3:07pm 18 Comments

I design all of my quilts for sale, I sell them at Craft/Art shows, on Etsy and the Web.  I also made doll patterns for years that were copyrighted, which meant for personal use only.  I quit selling the patterns because I had to keep fighting the crafters at the shows who felt if they bought the pattern they had the right to sell the finished items.  Pretty hard when a customer comes into your booth and complains about a doll they purchased that looked like mine and it…


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At 2:54pm on July 22, 2012, rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP said…
froend request happily recieved ...happier to accept. i am finding muc to read here in the blogs etc on your i am an avid reader...the world wide web was, i believe, created for word/info/thought/idea searchers like myself. our shelves full of books are now companioned by hundreds of pages "bookmarked" into files and subfiles etc my new freind had been placed in bookmark file of mqp pages...that i love to visit!!

i don't do facebook, tweet, multiply etc.
At 10:16am on September 19, 2011, QuilterBridget said…
Happy birthday!!!!!  I hope you have a wonderful day!!!
At 4:05pm on August 3, 2011, LInda Welcome said…
I'm so so excited.  You are my FIRST FRIEND. I have made a list of all the ladies that I know LOVE to quilt.  Most are quilting for "piece of mind" (sorry I couldn't help myself) and not to sell but I thought they would be fascinated by this site.  I mean you could stay here ALL DAY, get absolutely nothing done and still be as happy as a clam!!! Off to send invites to each and every one of them.  Thanks again, Mona Rae!!!
At 10:33am on July 18, 2011, Sondra Anderson said…
Thanks! :D
At 11:39am on July 4, 2011, QuilterBridget said…
Where have you been????  I haven't seen you around in awhile!  I hope the show went well and I hope all is well!
At 9:45pm on June 4, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

I don't use facebook, but I've heard about the junk messages.  It used to be that those only came through e-mail.  Now it seems like hackers and spammers go everywhere! 

To add AQS to your friend list:

Click on the "Quilters" link at the top of your page. Put AQS in the search bar and click the button.  Three choices will come for AQS Publishing, one for AQS contests/shows and just the regular AQS.  That's the one I chose.  It took them a couple of days to be added to my list.

At 1:16pm on June 4, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

Hey Mona..I e-mailed the AQS last week about another "strange" member and they were suspended.  When I saw this new one I sent an e-mail as well.  I keep tabs on members as they join (to welcome them, but also to keep an eye out for odd entries). I added the AQS to my "friends" so I could send them e-mails.

At 11:31pm on May 27, 2011, QuilterBridget said…
I'm still looking for my hidden talent!  I hope it comes out soon before I  get too discouraged!
At 9:31am on May 27, 2011, QuilterBridget said…
Can I come play at your house?  Just sitting in your studio and soaking up the inspiration would be good enough for me!  And watching you work!  You are amazing!  I absolutely LOVE "Behind the Picket Fence".  I'm not into applique' except to admire the work of others and your work is exquisite!
At 5:12pm on May 25, 2011, Pam Bellis said…
Hi Mona. You are a very busy quilter. I love your Climbing Flowers quilt. I love to do needle turn applique. Your colors are great.



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