Thanks for your encouragement about sending photos. I wasn't sure I could do it. DH helped me because he does a lot of photography. I can do it now. Thanks for making me a friend. I enjoy your posts on Newbie Quilters.
Hello Carol, I am overwhelmed by the pictures you sent along, the devastation is awesome and my heart is heavy for you and your community, I have you in my prayers. I feel a "kinship" with you as we are "one in the Lord" and we love God's people. I feel led of the Lord to send along a donation and have decided on the Van Community Ministry. I am a widow on a fixed income but the Lord takes care of me and I try to serve Him whenever or wherever I can. I am sending an initial donation to help the early needs but I am relying on the Lord so I can continue on a somewhat regular basis until people begin to get back on their feet. Please keep me posted on the happenings in your community. I am still believing that one day I can visit my daughter in Tyler and we could have lunch together but for now, there are much more serious things to attend to.
Hi Carol, thanks so much for the warm welcome! I had a busy weekend, so I'm just getting a chance to respond.
Yes, I'm also surprised that I'm a quilter! I just learned to sew a few months ago. I would consider myself a creative and artsy person - I love projects, but I was always intimidated by sewing! I'm glad I've conquered that fear and now I can make so many neat things!
Yes, I'm married and I have 3 sons - yes, all boys! I have been married for 12 years and we currently live in Little Rock, Arkansas. I moved here for work a few months ago from Florida, so it's been a big adjustment for us. I took up quilting at the encouragement of a co-worker during the winter when it was too cold to spend time outside.
I love the idea of the birthday club with the exchange of fat quarters! So neat! My birthday is in March, so I have a ways to go! :)
I taught over 30 years. During that time, I taught everything from Kng. to grade 6, assorted math programs, and computer lab and ran a reading program. I also taught math in grades 6&7. I served as a teacher trainer and administrative assistant! Whew, I'm tired! No wonder I retired!! LOL
If you need anything, just ask. I've done lots of paper piecing, appliqué, etc. over the years. By the way, there are LOTS of good training videos on Youtube. You'll be shocked at how many.
Thank you Carol for getting me to this point. I printed out your instructions and will save them so I can show you all my quilts. Hope you all can retrieve this, sorry it is sideways but I could not figure out how to get it straight. I had it OK for my file but it went back to the side when I put it on this website. Let me know if it is OK. I thought of all of you when I saw this quilt, the whole quilt was different colors and fabrics and it was so attractive. My friend just took one panel of the whole quilt so I could pass it along to you. Enjoy!!!
Thank you Carol for inviting me to be your friend and helping me to get that picture on for the ladies to see. If it is a quick process, I can do it anytime soon but in about 45 min. I am leaving until about 8 PM. Let me know what will work. Lois
Thank you for making me your friend. You have done some lovely quilts and is that weaving or knitting in some of your photos? It is hard for me to tell with the photos and my eyes but everything is just beautiful. I lived in a little town called Gregory many year ago and also in Corpus Christi. Was beautiful 40+ years ago. Carol
Sounds like you'd rather be weaving than working on triangles right now...I took a college course on weaving and really enjoyed it, but never bought a loom so didn't pursue it any further.
My sewing at the moment is limited to caring for parents, building our own house (one board at a time) and writing. Maybe by fall I'll get back to it.
In the meantime I am collecting- and inheriting - quilts due to cleaning out two sets of parents households. At least I can get the stories behind my mom's family quilts since she still living, but not my in-laws unfortunately.
Just wanted to pop in to say “hello” and introduce myself. I’m Linda Hubalek, fellow quilter and author from Kansas. Books about pioneer women are my specialty, with a cooking or a quilting theme mixed into each historical fiction series.
My Trail of Thread historical fiction book series, written in the form of letters sent back home, describes my ancestors’ wagon trail journey and homesteading in Kansas. Each book mentions twelve old-time quilt patterns, and I put drawings of them in the back of the books.
So if you like to read—besides quilting—please enjoy my blog and book excerpts on my website. Besides printed as paperbacks, my ten books are also available for your Kindle or Nook.
I have about a dozen quilts made by my great grandmother, (that we used all the time when I was a kid) so I’m into antique quilts and patterns. What kind of quilts and patterns do you like to work with?