Hi. I live in Bedford, OH just SE of Cleveland. I've been quilting since the 70's and learned by watching Georgia Bonesteel, Nancy Ziemann, and Sue Hausmann on PBS. Now I quilt seriously for charities and 7 grandchildren.
Hard not to be, Isn't it? I lost count long time ago. I suppose I could go into my photo album and count them all but that could take forever. And there are a lot of charity ones I didn't photograph. Don't forget to journal or photograph your quilts.
I live in Sultan, wa and I've been quilting since about 2001. I am self taught by watching pbs
Leah, that is the way I learned. But I was a seamstress and making historical costumes by then. I was a Civil War re-enactor and wanted something to do while sitting in camp. So I watched PBS on quilting. The only difference was the once I made while re-enacting where sewn completely by hand even the seams. Took forever to make that first quilt!
my first quilt was hand sewn too. it was a sampler of six blocks. at the time I didn't have a sewing machine yet. I previously was doing crochet and hand embroidery but needed to do something new. Quilting caught my attention and I haven't looked back. The Civil war re-enactment sounds like it is fun and educational.
Yes re-enacting was fun and educational. I researched lifestyles and clothing for about 5 years. One of my college projects I wrote a booklet on what a new female re-enactor needs in her wardrobe to get started in the hobby. It went into detail on what historically correct and what was not. I even sold several hundred copies. But finally arthritis set in and it became too difficult to camp and walk the rough terrain.