I am fairly new to quilting and basically self taught. Unfortunately any classes I've found are over an hour away from where I live. So working full time, I don't get to attend very often. Looking forward to learning all I can from networking with all of you.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, machine quilting, embroidery
My pets are awesome!
3 pint size dogs. Beasley, my 13 yr old pomeranian; Buffy a 4 yr old Chihuahua and Oscar a 3 yr old yorkie
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 !!!
Michele, Thanks for the complements. I love making totes, instant gratification. I've been so busy with challenge quilts for my "Scrap Bags" group I haven't made one in a while. But I will be working on some after the holiday.
Happy 4th !
You have made some lovely baby quilts - they must be for some very special children in your life.Your dogs are so cute- Aren't pets fun- we have a dog and a cat who keep us entertained every day.
I have quilted for about a dozen years and have made over 50 large quilts. It is a wonderful hobby and I love the process of making them. Thank you for your kind words- if you would like to see some of my other quilts do come and visit my blog at http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com
Regards from a western Canadian quilter,
Michelle, thanks for the help. My email is email@example.com. I just can't come up with a pattern that I can decide on. Have you thought anymore about your boss' quilt? I am going to go through my books to see what I can find. Whatever you do, I'm sure will be greatly appreciated. Homemade gifts are the BEST because they come from the heart.
So glad that everything went well!! I can't believe that you quilted before you went to the hospital, had the surgery, and are planning to put the binding on today. You are a better woman than I! I was at work until 9:00 last night, came home, ate, and went to bed. I am going to have to schedule time to sew because I need to get my challenge piece done for the Sauders Show the end of this month. I bought the challenge fabric and I have to make a wall hanging using only squares and rectangles. I have looked at so many patterns that I'm dizzy and can't decide what to do . Any suggestions??? Off to work again! Going in late today to "flex" off time, we aren't allowed overtime. Imagine.
Hi there, I understand the work thing. I'm getting everything ready for a division retreat this Thursday. Paper piecing is easy once you get the hang of it. Let me tell ya, if I can do it, anyone can!! I think with a little practice, you could make a Mariners Compass. It's all in the technique. You could take a class or I could try to help you if you'd like. I'm sure there are plenty of other options out there. I'll keep my eyes open!!
There are all kinds of nautical themed quilts. You should make a trek to the Nautical Needle in Marblehead. That's a cute store and always goes along with a trip to Jolly Rogers for fish. Yummy!!! What about a Mariners Compass? Do you want something that is paper pieced? I have found paper pieced sailboats. Give me an idea of what your looking for and I'll try to help find some patterns.
I absolutely LOVE the Quilt Patch!!! I have never taken a class there but I have walked around there in circles for a couple hours. To me it's like a great big toy store! I have not mastered free motion quilting either. My husband bought me a Fabumotion and I am excited to get time to try it out. I have made quite a few quilts but they are all very basic. They look better in the pictures! LOL I saw Alex Anderson in Toledo and that is when I bought my Bernina. She signed it for me. I don't have an embroidery machine. My husband would leave me if I start one more hobby. Baby quilts are fun with all the soft colors. I really like pastels. Have you looked at the baby genius fabric?
No, I am not a member of the Monroe Quilt Guild. I don't belong to a guild at all. Something I should think about.