Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I have been a crafter(a love for acrylic & oil painting) for 40 years, and the last 15 years, I have been a quilter! I ENJOY IT SOOOOO MUCH!!....and I need a 12 STEP program for my Fabric Insanity!!! I'm married (2nd time) my first husband died after 25 years of marriage....and even tho I re-married, I miss my first love immensely!! I have a son & daughter from my first marriage & they are WONDERFUL ADULTS! I also have 3 granddaughters and they bring me such joy! I'd like to retire in TN or Kentucky & just Quilt my days away!!! "It's my HAPPY PLACE"!!!
How many quilts have you made?
About 25 quilts to date....also love to "doodle" machine quilt on the sewing machine....I have a long arm as well.
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
Love, love love piecing the tops!!!
How long have you been a quilter?
About 15 years!
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Piecing the top, & machine quilting....I thinks it's because it's more of my creative side!
Why do you quilt?
For the love of it.....and yes, I'm a fabric-holic!!
Gerri I was just in that area this past summer. My brother has a boat in McHenry and goes up the river to Fox Lake. My old stomping grounds - Belarny Island! Welcome you to MQP, I am Chef Lisa an honest to goodness Chef.
Sometimes we are not sure where to visit on this site. Over a year ago I joined in, navigated throughout and started a few pages with several swaps.
The swaps have very been successful. I wanted to let you know that I have a group of quilters that are doing several different swaps: the 2 ½” Designer Quilt Store quality Batiks, the Charm Squares 5” in Batiks and Cotton and new the 10” Layer Cake. The swap is just starting new sign-ups for the New Year!
Carla Walton and Colette LeFever are the administrators for the Designer Batik Swap. You will need to friend Carla, Colette, and Chef Lisa along with Teresa Scanlon that is doing the Cotton Charm Swap. Come on over to view what we are doing at the projects page http://myquiltplace.com/group/batik-strip-swap/forum/topics/projects-and-pictures?xg_source=activity., some of the gals are doing the Blooming Nine Patch and the Jewel Tone that uses the 2.5” strips and the Charms. Some of the group is doing the Twister quilts with the’ lil’ twister tool, just view that page also. The new Layer cakes will soon have a place in everyone’s hearts.