Featuring Barb & Mary — Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilters!
I made my first quilt in 1978. It was a graduation gift for my collegeboyfriend, a huge brown puff quilt that was more like a lead blanketthan a quilt. I had stuffed each puff with heavy cotton batting. (Whoknew?) Luckily there are no pictures of this regrettable work. :)
LikeBarb, I’ve always enjoyed all types of needlework, knitting, sewing,cross stitch, needlepoint, rug hooking – you name it I’ve done it. When I tried quilting it just stuck with me. I could be creative andmake something beautiful, and be practical and make something useful atthe same time. And, more importantly, quilting has brought me manygreat friendships through the years.
I don’t have a favorite tip but I like Barb’s very much. I’m going to try that. (Read below!)
Iwas one of the three friends in this group project. I remember beingcaptivated by the picture of the original quilt in Kaffe’s book. Itwas neat to find out that my friends felt the same way so we decided itwould be a fun project
I’ma big sewer – I mostly sew quilts but I also like to make jackets. Inaddition to the quilt blogs, I love reading the sewing blogs – thoseladies are making incredible garments. I’ve also made a fair number ofdrapes and curtains in my day.
1. When did you begin quilting?
I started quilting when my son was born in 1989. My first quiltwas a pattern of sailboats for him. I made that quilt, and then I tooka class to learn how.
Ihave always enjoyed needlework starting with embroidery and crossstitch. I was always drawn to quilts in Country Living Magazine in the1970s and 1980s. When I started a family, I finally felt I had thetime to pursue it.
Maketime to do a little everyday. Even 15 minutes of quilting orappliqueing can make a difference in finishing a project. And neverleave home with a little project.
Thequilt in Kaffe Fassett’s Museum Quilts from the Victoria and Albertmuseum. It was a group project with 3 of my quilt friends. We usedhis patterns and made many of our own. We modified it quite a bit fromKaffe’s version, using the original as inspiration.
I enjoy making purses, jackets and the occasional Halloween costume. I also like to do needle punch and red work.
Thanks to Barb and Mary! I hope you all enjoyed getting to know these ladies better :)
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