I'm a college drop-out from the 70s who usually describes herself as an ex-art major. I am, therefore, a very creative person (when I'm not being lazy!) and I love just about every aspect of quilting. I have a husband who is a retired metalurgical engineer, "handy", and very tolerant of my fabric stash! We have three gifted and talented sons who have married equally talented women, and 8 grandchildren we adore. We are very blessed!
I have been quilting for more than 25 years, although my first attempts were pretty sporadic and the fabric choices weren't nearly as inspiring as they are today.
My first craft and love was counted cross stitch. But talk about UFOs! That got left by the wayside when I started quilting full time. I think so much of my love of quilting comes from the endless possibilities and the instant gratification of seeing my work finished sooner. : )
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, paper piecing, hand quilting, machine quilting, general sewing, knitting, gardening, other, general crafts, garment sewing
Charlotte nothing like sitting down to a bowl and eating steel cut oats opening up your email and seeing all these wonderful comments. You are for one thing a hoot. Your personality matches your art your comments were great fun to read. You are right they are my gardens I am so glad you took the time to see my photos. I used to post alot then ended up getting busy. This is a great group of people to chat with it is wonderful to see new members and what they bring to Quilt with us. hope to see more of your work and posts!
I found you through Pam in NY page I love your artistic take on quilting, how you take the traditional and and create such a diverse interpretion of fabric play. I am so glad that you have posted so many pictures of your works they are all so different and it was a great slide show thanks!
Char, I looked at all your quilts and other projects and they are wonderful. I've been quilting since '06 and am self taught. I sew for project Linus and have made about 400 quilts for donations. Material and batting are donated and we just pick out what we want and sew to our hearts content. But, I do quilts for family and friends too.
Char - I just remember laughing out loud when you made a comment back then about the "perky" bosoms he gave you. :D Oh if only we could "see" us the way our grandkids do. I'd say he inherited his parents' gift for illustration.
I always enjoy looking through your quilt photos. Wonderful projects!
Hi Charlotte, Thank you for the note and great timing. I was just looking at the technique swap a few minutes ago and debating...Hmmm...what could I make? what technique(s) could I use? I will definitely have to come up with something and in the meantime I'm off to check out the post card group. Postcards really are fun to make.
Let me tell you how lazy I am when it comes to my quilting. If the piece doesn't fit I slash it down until it does! I look at quilts that have 500 little bitty pieces and think No way! If I was cutting they would get bigger and bigger. I always tell my kids not to show the stuff I give them to any other quilters because they would find my mistakes. I always start out aiming for perfection and somehow it gets left by the wayside. Believe me, I won't be winning any prizes for my quilts but I do enjoy the craft.
So here it is. I've been meaning to do this for some time but couldn't decide if I had anything to say someone else would want to read.
But I'm pretty sure there are plenty of sewing/quilting folk out there who have cluttered and/or messy sewing spaces. Things you've piled "over there" until you can get to them, or "just put in here" until you find the right project…