Hi, I'm Raquel - my pronouns are she/her. I live in Queens with my wife and our fur baby, Sam.
My shop, Maquina 37, is named after my 1937 Singer sewing machine. My mom calls my sewing machine, "la máquina" which literally translates to "the machine."
My mom immigrated to New York in the '70s. She worked in a factory for 33 years as a seamstress to support our family of nine. Although we didn't have much, it didn't feel that way, because we were always loved.
I hope our work makes people feel happy, loved, and appreciated.