I have been a garment-construction sewer for years. I sewed professionally, making wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses. I also did alterations, but that certainly wasn't a favorite job.
I started quilting seriously about 10 years ago and really enjoy doing various projects. My favorite quilts are baby quilts, but I also like to make larger quilts. I usually have them professionally machine quilted, although I have quilted up to king-sized quilts. I currently seem to be making a lot of lap-sized quilts.
We have three married daughters and 7 grandchilren, ranging in age from 4 to 17 years. I enjoy spending time with them, but also treasure my time at home with my hubby doing our own thing.
We are active Goldwing motorcycle members and have a trike. We been riding for the past 7 years and have logged over 85,000 miles, travelling all over the US and some of Canada. We lack three states of being in all continental 48 states.
We moved from Iowa to Arkansas so we will have a longer riding season.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, paper piecing, embroidery, general sewing
I do have it! It's under my utility stitches. I had to play with the width and length settings a little to get it big enough but I really like how it looks. Thank you, thank you.....I'm going to try it. I can't live long enough to learn all these gadgets on this machine!
Hey Jan, I love your new pics, especially the notebook cover and swing purse. I have wanted to make a swing purse for a while. Maybe I should make one in Halloween fabric! I bet your DH Loves his new shop. And have you finished his pink gingham curtains? I hope they have lots of lace.
Sounds fun! Thanks for the datails of your quilt show. I too am just making small quilts right now since I don't have a long arm. Plus, it is nice to finsh them sooner. :) I have 4 young children so some days I just stare longingly at my sewing table. ha ha I enjoy buying fabric and puting them together to make something someone will enjoy. Thanks for sharing pics. of projects that you've done.
I saw a couple of your posts and realize I don't live too far from you. We live in Prairie Grove. I just started quilting a couple of years ago and I LOVE it! I will try to attend your upcoming quilt show. :)
I lived in AR during WWII as I got Scarlet Fever and then Rheumatic Fever and there was no cure back then, except bedrest and sun. I was bedfast from 6 - 8, then kept from playing anything strenous. They were sure I'd not ever have a child and maybe not even live. Hmph! I have 3 kids and am 74 now, expecting to live a long life. Then we moved back to NE where we were all born but when I married Matt we came to Bella Vista as often as we could. Unfortunately one spring the mold count was so high that I had to take him home quickly, and he survived congestive heart failure, but that trip had been intended for looking for a place to move and a job. Oh well. I lived in NE from birth until 18 years ago, except for those 2 years when dad was overseas. I love them both, and since Matt had come from upstate NY he loved the trees in MD. I had a glorious 13 years with Matt, and love to reminisce about our days together in AR & NE.
I read your profile above. If you travel that much and find yourself northwest of Houston come see me. I also have two rat terriers, plus five other big dogs. One of the rats lives with my son off at college and my little male is old and pitiful, losing his hair and only one eye.
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