Wrangell Sentinel -

By Marc Lutz 

Quilt shop offers something for every skill level

 

December 2, 2021

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Lisa Torgramsen, owner of Fishwife Quilt Shop, stands in her shop, which has just about anything a quilter would need, such as fabric, batting, quilting kits and more.

Lisa Torgramsen has been crafting fabrics since she learned how to make her own clothes at the age of 12. At the age of 24 she added quilting to her repertoire, and she continued to build her skill for 42 years.

In May, Torgramsen opened Fishwife Quilts, a shop that centers on all things quilting - from selling supplies and custom creations to teaching others everything she's learned in decades of practicing the artform.

She was inspired by her grandmother to learn quilting in the 1970s, so she looked for a book of instruction at the library.

"There were no rotary cutters or quilting ruler...



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