Quilter, Wife, Mom to 4 wonderful (homeschooled) children.
I am married to a wonderful man. We started dating when I was 16 (that's a number of years ago, and I'm not telling how many).
I began quilting 9 years ago with the birth of our second child. My sister had made me a beautiful baby quilt for the first, and I thought that the second needed one. It is one that means a lot to her, but it is not shown to the general public.
My addiction has since grown. I'm usually working on many different projects (as most of us are) and learning something new all the time. I now longer use "pattern books" to make my quilts. I use books of blocks to find inspiration and design my own.
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 !!!
So glad to meet you. I saw your quilts - they are lovely. Lots of love goes into them. I liked the hand - lots of tiny stitches there. And thanks so much for including a pattern to download. I have a daughter in Pottsville. Is that anywhere near you. Great to be a quilting friend. Joyce
It's nice to meet you. I visited your web site and your quilts are wonderful. The True Lover's Knot is breathtaking. I noticed your "Chain of Friends" quilt - it looks similar to one I made for my husband, however; your quilt has quite a few more pieces.
I have a question, we who live here in PA know that there are many many towns with some very odd names ... where abouts is: Home Town Happy - because as you know, in Pa - there may very well be a Home Town Happy
KaraJ, I see that you use a miniture as your photo. You should visit www.gallopingpony.com. Virginia is a friend of mine. She and I went to market together and she keeps me on task when I want to quit. Virginia loves minitures and does wonderful things with them. I just noticed that she is one of your firends. I love her stuff. You most likely have been to her site. Speeking of being scared to death? That how I felt going to market. It's nicer going with someone. I heard it's best to work in a friends booth to get the feel and then venture out on your own. We had 6 women, 3 for my booth and 3 for Virginias. We had a blast. Take care. Debbie
Kara J: Looking forward to getting to know you. I visited your web site at typepad and WOW...you are one busy girl. Your quilts and runners are beautiful. I'm hoping that I get motivation from all you busy moms. I worked so hard to get myself ready for market last year that I almost burned myself out. I'm coming to PA to the International Market in May. Hoping the weather is nicer than it is now. The news said you guys are cold and snowy. Have a great week.