Hi Everyone!! I'm so happy to learn that this forum exists! Although I've been quilting since 1991, I feel like a beginner in SO many ways. I'm self-taught...like completely. While recovering from heart surgery in 1991 I decided to take up a hobby. My grandmother quilted (by hand) but I wanted more immediate results so I bought my first sewing machine. The lady at the store asked me if I'd need more bobbins because it only came with 3. I kinda looked at her and said, "When I figure out what a… Continue
Added by Sharon on December 30, 2008 at 11:30pm —
Hello to all,
I am new here too. I have been quilting for quite a few years. I got into it totally by accident. My best friend had been trying to get me interested in quilting for a long time, but I was resistant. We were chatting one day about quilting and I was telling to her about a sewing machine that my Mother-In -Law had given me. Much to her
delight she told me it was a Featherweight. I had no idea what she was talking about, much less why she was so excited about it. So I… Continue
Added by Teri on December 30, 2008 at 11:24pm —
Hi there! This is my first time on a blog! My name is Lisa and I have been quilting since 2002 and I am totally addicted! I am also a full time math teacher and part time graduate school student, so for the time being I am down to quilting about once a week with my other quilting buddies--the Midnight Quilters. There are 6 of us in total, 5 in Coral Springs, FL and one who moved to Missouri, but we keep in touch and have a retreat with all of us once a year. I have many (about 5 or 6) projects… Continue
Added by Lisa Herron on December 30, 2008 at 11:18pm —
Hello, my name is Kim and I live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada (home of the 2010 winter Oympics!). I LOVE Connecting Threads and all their beautiful fabric. I am new to quilting - only been quilting for about 18 months, but I am HOOKED. Believe it or not, I have never sewed a day in my life before I started quilting! I am self-taught and sew every single day!! I have probably made at least 20 quilts and always have 2 or 3 on the go! I work from my home, so I can sew any time I like… Continue
Added by Kim on December 30, 2008 at 11:06pm —
Hi I'm new at this but thought it would be fun.
I have been quilting for about 35 years and love to learn new things.
I have really picked up the pace with quilting the past 7 years. I use quilting as my therapy since my youngest son passed away from a brain tumor 7 years ago.
I bought an embroidery machine in the past year and a half and I am having so much fun with it.
I wish I could retire from my job as a physical therapist but then I would not be able to afford my… Continue
Added by Cecelia on December 30, 2008 at 10:25pm —
Hello to all the fellow quilters! I just joined and hoping to have some fun and maybe learn something along the way. I've only been quilting about 6 years, so I know I've got a lot to learn. I took a class over the summer by Paula Reid on machine trapunto, so it seems like I've been doing a lot of that lately. If anyone ever gets a chance to take her class or even view her Stuff and Fluff video, I highly recommend it! Her work is fantastic and she does everything on a regular sized sewing… Continue
Added by Melzee on December 30, 2008 at 10:00pm —
I also am a first time blogger. Looks like we have a lot of quilters out there. We all seem to have a special bond.
I have been quilting for almost 20 years. I have a lot of projects lined up for the coming year. It will be fun getting new ideas and hints on this blog. Looking forward to hearing from all you fellow quilters.
Added by Janean on December 30, 2008 at 8:50pm —
Hi I am new doing a blog of any kind. I got the email inviting me to sign up , after I read your responses to the new blog I decided yall all seemed "SAFE" haha. I have been a quilter for several years. I babysit my grandchildren and they keep me very busy . My husband just finished building me a great sewing room. He told me 25 years ago he would one day. He had emergency heart surgery 2 years ago and all he has talked about is getting my sewing room built. What do you say???? I ask him if he… Continue
Added by Debbie Moseley on December 30, 2008 at 7:12pm —
what is a blog anyway?where did that word come from? hi ladies, i love to sew and quilt.my granddaughters, ages 9 and 11 made their first quilts this summer, they are a joy to teach. i have been quilting for about 18 yrs, sewing since i was a small child.when my husband retired, we moved to aiken s.c, and i finally got my own sewing room, no more dining room table for me. its a small room but its all mine and i love it.
Added by ekt911 on December 30, 2008 at 6:32pm —
Hi! I just joined and wanted to say hi. I have been quilting since January of 1992 and as the years go by I fall more and more in love with it. I am addicted and not looking for any help, though scraps are always appreciated. LOL. Happy new year everyone!
Added by Tiffany on December 30, 2008 at 5:23pm —
I am fascinated with this web site and all the ideas available to us. I will be retiring soon and look forward to catching up on my quilting. I have approximately 14 quilt tops which need quilting. However, I have more joy in piecing together quilts than actually quilting. I enjoy making small projects that I can complete within a short time. I recently saw a book with many different types of Nativity Scene patterns which I hope to purchase some day. Thank you for reading and allowing me to be… Continue
Added by Kathleen/CA on December 30, 2008 at 5:08pm —
Our Quilt of Life
If we stitch with care our quilt of life,
each seam may handle stress and strife.
Yet some stitches go and some we keep
in making each lovely block complete.
So as each day rolls slowly ‘round,
may all your threads be strong and sound,
and may the block you quilt today
be one you’ll always want to save!
Added by Ruth Y. Nott on December 30, 2008 at 4:31pm —
This is awesome. I've been a quilter for 5 years or so. Been sewing it seems all my life - but you don't have to "fit" quilts - so it is my preferred right now. I'm married and have two children - one in high school (yikes) and one just graduated from college and is looking for a job/career (or whatever that pays). I look forward to meeting all of you. I'm currently working on a baby quilt for a shower I'm going to in Feb. I live in La Mirada, CA.
Added by Anita Moen on December 30, 2008 at 4:30pm —
Hi Everyone, I just joined and wanted to say HI! to everyone. I love all the CT products and I'm really looking forward to the blog. Happy New Year all!
Added by planetpatricia on December 30, 2008 at 3:42pm —
I just joined after spending a few hours reading and exploring the site. Everyone seems so nice. Hope to meet you all in time.
I just spent the last few days while on vacation tiling and grouting my entire kitchen wall and backsplash. Seems we quilters have a thing for taking small pieces and making large things from them! It looks great, I am a wreck! Not as young as I used to be. Gonna hurt in the morning for sure...
How many of us do DIY projects or even other crafts?… Continue
Added by Pauline on December 30, 2008 at 3:03pm —
Michigan that is :) Just joined this AM. New to blogging & we'll see how it shakes out :)
I'm looking forward to doing more projects that I want to do in 09 & less projects that I *feel obligated* to do. I want time to PLAY in my sewing room.
Added by Caren on December 30, 2008 at 2:49pm —
I just signed up and I have been a quilter for 30 years. I live in the high mountains of Colorado so I do a lot of indoor stuff. I also love to Cross Stitch. My favorite quilts are the flannel and woodsie ones.
Added by Diana on December 30, 2008 at 2:36pm —
Happy to join this site,love Connecting Threads. Love quilting, this year I will be trying paper piecing. I just received Carol Doak's 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars in the mail, and can't wait to get started. I live in Lorain, OH, about 25 minutes west of Cleveland. Happy quilting. Samara
Added by Samara--OH on December 30, 2008 at 1:44pm —
I really enjoy Connecting Threads. I look forward to the magazines that come, lots of good information. I live on the beautiful Oregon coast, and had a chance to visit the Connecting Threads store, a couple of years ago. Had such a good time there, a lovely store. Many great memories from the trip. I think if I get started on some Christmas projects I will get them finished by next Christmas... Hoping everyone has a blessed New Year.
Added by Nannette on December 30, 2008 at 1:36pm —
I just joined this forum. I love to quilt, but will admit I am very slow and don't get a lot accomplished. I love to read what others are doing and gain a lot of knowledge about quilting from others. Hope to get involved more. Will be leaving for Arizona in a couple of weeks, but plan to take material and sewing machne along. Happy New Year to all of you. Pat
Added by Prairiepines on December 30, 2008 at 1:36pm —