About Kim | Go-Go Kim

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About Kim

Welcome to my life! I am thrilled you are here with me!

Please allow me to introduce myself, My name is Kim Niedzwiecki otherwise known as Go-Go Kim.  It was is a nickname that was given to me by a sweet little boy as a result of a misunderstanding and has stuck for almost 20 years. I answer to Kim, Mom, Mrs.N and Go-Go or sometimes Gigi since autocorrect has something against gogo.

I have four children spanning over three decades who have taught me everything I need to know about what makes life important...give of yourself regardless of sleep deprivation, look for the little things in life to bring you great joy, loving just for the sake of loving is sometimes all that is really needed, hot chocolate cannot be consumed without a HUGE amount of whipped cream and when in doubt don't ask Dad, he will always tell you the truth!
The man that was crazy enough to take my "I do" seriously is my in-house engineer.  He is the Mathematics to my English. My OUT there is balanced by his ultra calm. The house could be burning down and he would be calmly going through paperwork to make sure we had all the proper stuff.  He was a Naval Aviator and flight instructor so I guess he had some training in chill.  He is amazing at putting up with all of my sewing (that has been known to take over every room in the house) and even knows who I am talking about when I bring up names like Pat Sloan (he has nicknamed her "The Queen"). It is nice to know he can not only keep up with what I am saying but actually remembers some of it.
My sewing adventure started with my youngest son.  He is the only one of my children that will grow up thinking Mom has always sewn.  I have only been sewing since he was about six months old. 
I am completely self taught from books and looking online.  Although my grandmother was a wonderful seamstress and made several outfits for me and my sister, I never learned how to sew from her.  I do remember going to the fabric store with her and looking through the pattern catalogs, it was like a dream world to me but not understanding how to read patterns, I was completely intimidated and still am at times.
The reason I learned to sew...this little guy!  Isn't he darling! I LOVE him so much!


My first sewing room in California and my first Bernina!  At this point in my sewing life I had never even considered a blog.  I just sewed and bought fabric and sewed some more! It was blissful!!!!

This blog was set up to share with my sewing friends and to get all of my sewing off of Facebook since I am sure I was driving my friends there crazy.  I may have been badgered by Sara and Amy a little too ;o) There was also wanting to share my experiences while learning how to sew.  Everyone has a different learning style.  Mine is very visual...very VERY visual.  The tutorials I post will always include many photos to show every possible angle of how I did something.  I am horrible at reading patterns but through trial and sometimes error I do usually figure it out or find how I can do it my way.  My teaching style will hopefully reach people wanting to learn how to sew but are not crazy about lots of text and unclear visuals and also sewers that just love to sew and like my projects!  I want everyone to just take that first stitch!  I believe that if you take the first one...you will be HOOKED!


My sewing eventually took me to my first Quilt Market in Kansas City in 2012. It was the then that I was wowed at the Quilting and Sewing industry. It was also then that I was offered a position with an up and coming thread manufacturer.
Aurifil, USA as the Social Media Content Coordinator, Quilt Guild Donation Coordinator and Creative Director from 2012-2016.


During my time with Aurifil and after, I was able to participate and many other exciting adventures:


Podcast interviews:
Pat Sloan American Patchwork and Quilting podcast:
August 2013
June 2017

Modern Sewciety
March 2018

Creative Women's League
May 2018

American Patchwork and Quilting
September 2019

Collaborations in books:
Kitchen Stitches

Designer in The Spendid Sampler 1

Other
Aurifil Designer of the Month 
November 2016

Moda Bake Shop
Happy Weekender Quilt 


Classes:
Spring Quilt Market 2018
Social Media on a Shoestring Budget 

Spring Market 2019
Schoolhouse for Island Batik Fabrics

Cathedral Window Cushion Class Sew Sweetness Retreat 2018









 

1 comment

Robin said...

Hi Kim, I was reviewing your tutorials on the New York Beauty Block of May 2012. It's a very good tutorial but I could not find any templates. I find templates most helpful with all NYBeauty blocks. Could you either send them to my email or alert me as to where in your tut I can find them.
Thanks so much,
Robin
quiltyladyrr@gmail.com

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