Hi, hope to meet alot of fellow quilters.I,m new at this so forgive any errors.I have been working as a nurse for 35 years...don't have children. I love to quilt and have been doing this for nine years and getting better.Have met alot of fun ladies in this town to quilt with and we have a retreat twice a year to get together for a weekend and do nothing but quilt ,eat,and laugh.
The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!
By the way, is your Patches a kitty or dog. I too have a Patches or Patchie Pooper as we call him. Actually we have 3 kitties, Bart, Krusty and Patches. We had a Milhouse too. But we lost him last June. Don't know if you've ever seen the Simpson's, but that's where Bart, milhouse and Krusty all got their names. We just couldn't find a Simpson's name for poor Patchie when we got him.
Hi Diane! Thanks for adding me to your friends list! Sounds as if you are a very busy person! You are very lucky that you have some local quilters and retreats to go to. Our quilter's guild here in Dubuque seems very cliquie. I only attended one meeting and haven't been back since. They have all been together for a lot of years and weren't very welcoming to newcomers. But I have met sooooo many nice people here. This has been more fun than I could have ever anticipated. So when are you going to get around to posting some pictures of some of your creations!! Would love to see them. Please consider joining our Iowa Quilter's group. It's not just for those of us from Iowa. We have people from all over the country and you would be the first from Canada. You'll meet a lot of fun and talented ladies!!
Hi Diane: I am definitely a fabricholic! I have accumulated quite a stash over the last few years - especially love batiks and novelty fabric. My excuse - I want to make an "I spy" quilt for my grand-daughter. When we relocated, I packed most of my sewing room before the movers arrived. I don't think DH realized how much fabric was in that closet. lol. Well, they have their toys and so do we...
Have a great weekend! Happy quilting! Ginette
Hi Diane: It sucks about the lack of affordable fabric in our areas. There is a shop in Campbellford which is about 30-40 minutes from me that has great sales. Every couple of months he will put his entire stock on for 7 dollars a meter, he also has a small shop in Peterborough where he is doing the same this weekend. Other than that I would have to go to the Fabriclands in Peterborough for anything cheaper.
I belong to our local quilt quild, which is very active. We have a monthly meeting, and also a monthly stitch-in. I also get together with a group of quilters that makes baby quilts for the neonatal clinic of our local hospital. Last year we made and donated over 450 baby quilts. I also belong to Embroiderers Quild of America and American Needlwork quild. I try to avail myself of all oppurtunities to meet other stitcher and quilters. I think you will like english paper piecing. It is something you can take. It is not difficult to master. All you need is a little patience.
Hi Diane, Thanks for adding me as a friend looking forward to getting to know you better, (ain't the internet great). I moved to Sarasota, Fl. about 4 years ago from New York State. I love the weather here, but I still miss my friends, particularly my stitching friends. I have been doing needlework for most of my life, but just started to quilt a few years ago. My favorite forms of quilting are english paper piecing and applique.
Hi Diane ! I would be happy to be your friend. I would like to invite you to join the Quilting Canadians group. Nice way to keep in touch with our fellow Canadian quilters.
Have a great day and happy quilting ! Ginette