I've been married 30+ years and we have five children. One son and one daughter are married and we have 4 lovely grandchildren, so far. One daughter is working on her PhD in some area of animal science that I totally don't understand (splicing genes and all that), and one son is in the Air Force. I started quilting in the early 90's when one of my girls wanted to make a quilt for a home-school project. She has since moved on, but I was hooked. I work a few days a week at a sewing machine dealership (every day is a battle against machine envy) and spend lots of hours in my garden and taking care of my chickens on our little farmette outside of Louisville, KY.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, paper piecing, hand quilting, machine quilting, embroidery, gardening
Thanks for stopping by my quilted hanging for my daughter's stairway. The kernel of the idea came from the cover of Quilters' Newsletter Magazine of March 2005. Several of the hexagons depended upon the fabrics I had in my stash and the shape was all in my working it out for the space... It was a lot of fun: I build upon an idea and draft it myself. Seems I do everything the hard way (no kits)!
I love your quilts! What a big family to quilt for!!! I have two little DGD's too!
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 !!!
Glynnis, I love all your quilts. I'm glad to see that you hand quilt, I like to hand quilt too. You've picked some unusual patterns too. I guess you like a challenge.
The "Grands" are lovely too. The light of your life, I'm sure.
Thanks for the comments on my quilts. I haven't accomplished much lately on the quilting front, but still check in and drool over all the quilt pictures and get my quilt "fix" that way. I have a hand-quilt project in my floor frame - slow going. Still like the lap frame better, but am determined to finished this one in the frame just because. Happy quilting!
Thanks for the generous comments on my DWR quilt. Your quilts are stunning... the spiral is fascinating and the falling patches is too cute! Those grandbabies will be your whole world for some time! What a prize...two at once! They're sweet!
Okay, Glynnis, I started out looking at the wedding quilt project and was sidetracked by all of your quilt pictures! The 30's quilts are absolutely wonderful and I loved Emily's Celtic quilt. The handquilting on it was great, too. Your son's wedding quilt was stunning also. Oh, all right, I just liked them ALL!
You are a fabulous quilter- it looks like you do mostly hand quilting- I loved the swirly spiral quilt in your pictures and the 30's quilt too- I have been collecting 30's reproduction fabrics to make a 30's pattern - not sure just which one yet.