Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
Have been sewing since I was about 10 yrs. old Retired from my own commercial embroidery business and been
quilting for about 14 years. I teach free motion quilting, thread painting, trapunto and beginning quilting. I have won many ribbons on sewing, jewelry making, porcelain doll making, machine knitting and quilting.
Hi again! You must have clicked on Julies picture...in your friends section. She lives in Australia; I'm in Seaside, Oregon.
I read on your profile that you teach thread painting...I bought a few books about it because it sounds really fun. I'm in a small town without any classes, so I've had to rely on books and the internet to learn quilting.
I had two quilts on display in Paducah; they were part of "The Alliance for American Quilts" display with their annual contest quilts displayed. I've never had the opportunity to attend a quilt show, but it's kind of neat knowing something I made is hanging in one! I have also had some in Houston for "Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative". I enjoy making quilts for them because they are small (9"x12" or less) and I can learn new techniques. Threadpainting is the next thing I want to learn. Do you attend all of the shows? My dream is to go to Houston some year.
I'm pretty much a beginner; I started quilting about 6 years ago when I turned 45. I never learned how to sew and wasn't the least bit interested, so it was kind of a fluke that I made a quilt. And one was all it took to become hooked! I made quilts for all of my family members and now I mainly make them to sell and donate.
I hope you'll post photos of some of the quilts you've made! One of my favorite things to do here is view all of the wonderful quilts!