Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I simply love to quilt. I sew something everyday. I have projects going in every room so I can pick something up and work on it at anytime. I have a "to go" bag ready for road trips. I love to quilt either by hand or machine. I have a rather fully equipped sewing room ready for piecework, quilting, embroidering, cutting . You name it. My machines are up and ready on a moments notice, especially when I wake in the middle of the night and get that urge to make something. I started quilting in 1991. I was introduced to a fine lady and she was working on a quilt. I saw her collection and saw the Double Wedding Ring. I asked her if she would make me one LOL. Her words to me , and I quote, " Drop dead! You want one you make it yourself". Rather harsh words I might say especially for meeting this woman for the first time. The next day her husband showed up at my doorstep with a HUGE and I mean HUGE box of scraps. He had a message for me. I was to meet with this lady at her house on wed eves and there I learned how to cut, mark, piece a double wedding ring quilt. It took me three years but I did it. I recently purchased a quilt machine (not a long arm ) and a frame. My husband said to me, "well I guess you are a quilter and don't plan on stopping at anytime soon" .
How many quilts have you made?
too many to count. More than 100 I guess.
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I enjoy making them
How long have you been a quilter?
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Why do you quilt?
I love the fabric, and seeing how the blocks come together
Thank you again Barbara, very kind of you. We are hoping the house will sell this spring and we can be moved out west by mid summer. Very hard to say what will happen with the current economy, can only hope for the best.
I see you have a long arm, you do it for your own pleasure or as a business? I have been renting time on one to get some of my personal quilts finished. Really enjoy it and would love to have one. Having the space for one is the biggest problem, maybe in my next home, or have the sons build me a studio, LOL.
Barbara, thank you for your kind offer of that gorgeous fabric. I would love it, but I promised myself that I would not let so much as a fat quarter pass my threshold until after we have moved. We are in the process of selling our lake front home in Wisconsin and then will move to Reno Nevada. I am sewing up a storm trying to lessen my stash so I won't have so much to pack and move. However, once we get settled I will rebuild the stash. Appreciate your generous offer.