It’s By Design
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a little about me, Lois Peterson, creator of it's by design I make things, lots of things. I've always made things. Even as a young girl I designed my own cross-stitch patterns with a bunch of X's on fabric! My focus was always on art. In 1979 I earned my Associates Degree in Art from Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa. My mother taught me to sew when I was young. So, to quench my thirst for art while raising 3 children, I learned the art of quilting. I quilted and quilted until another creative opportunity came my way. I began painting murals on ceramic tiles to help a friend out with her tile painting work. Then assisted 3 years of 5th graders with their class murals at our elementary school. The custom tile jobs led to mosaic murals.