Carol Yonts
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  • Phoenix, AZ
  • United States
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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I am a divorcee who has raised three children and now raising one of my grandchildren. I have been sewing since I was about 8 but quilting for the last 3 years. I love learning new techniques and continually see improvement in my own work.
How many quilts have you made?
I really haven't sat down and counted. Quite a few though!
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I love making them and enjoying them!
How long have you been a quilter?
About 3 to 4 years now.
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Piecing and applique
Why do you quilt?
Enjoyment and a way to forget my depression.
Do you have a website?
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What to do

Posted on October 19, 2011 at 3:21am 0 Comments

Well, here it is almost the end of October and I haven't finished my Christmas shopping.  This is the first year since I can remember that I haven't been done by the end of July.  It is true, I am doing a lot more handmade items and those have been stuck away, ready to wrap.  I'm a little at lose ends because I am not sure what to do next.  I have one king size quilt top that needs to…

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Africa and live game drives

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 2:28am 1 Comment

I have found a site that I turn on every evening to listen to the wildlife across the world from me.  I get  to see elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, hyenas, and more in their own environment as they interact with each other.  I have gotten to know several of the animals by their African names and watched them raise families without human interference.  It has been wonderful and educational all at the same time.  The live drives teach me so much each and every day and the guides have been… Continue

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At 11:58am on February 27, 2014, Vickie Smith said…

Happy Birthday, Carol.  Hope your day is delightful...

At 6:01am on February 27, 2012, QuilterBridget said…

Happy birthday, Carol~I hope you have a wonderful day!

At 11:01am on October 14, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

Thanks for the info about taking an antihistamine; today I go to my shrink and I'm going to ask her about it.  Sounds much safer than some of the other meds I'm one.  My main problem used to be the major ups I had from the bipolar, but now I struggle more with the depression and anxiety.  I actually miss the ups because I was able to get so much done and had a lot of energy.  What concerns my doctor is the downs; the depressions are severe after having an "up" episode, but still, my house was much cleaner!  My whole family is nuts!  My father and sister are severely bipolar (since they refulse to take meds they really struggle), and my mom and brother suffer from severe depression (neither of them take meds either).  Anyway, enough of that!

The few times I've done applique using the webbing, my projects turned out nicely.  The only thing is, my projects were super easy...circles, leaves and hearts.  I had a hard time zigzagging around the hearts, but they turned out fine.  I'm just nervous to try anything harder.  Also, if you do something on the larger side I'm not sure if you're supposed to quilt it.  I use the fusible on the entire back of the applique, but I've heard about "windowing", where you leave the center unfused and just have fusing around the edges.  Is that the way you do it?

Your quilts look so advanced!  You mentioned that you haven't been quilting all that long and you quilts look like you've been quilting forever!  I've made a few hard ones, and looking back now I can't believe I actually made them.  I think I wasn't so afraid to try new things in the beginning because I didn't know what I was doing.  I started making quilts to donate and made a lot of easy quilts and now I think I've become a bit lazy.  I've been in a slump too and my husband says I need a challenge.  He's probably right!

Well, I should get going....I wrote to several people over the past few days and everyone wrote back at once...I tend to be long-winded, so I'll probably be sitting here for a few hours!  Hope you have a great day!

At 10:39am on October 11, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

Hi Carol; thanks for adding me as a friend!

You mentioned using quilting as a way to forget depression.  I too suffer from depression, and anxiety as well.  I used to be able to escape with quilting, but lately it's been kind of hard because of the anxiety; I find myself worrying so much that I can't concentrate.  I'm trying to work on something daily in hopes of getting back that quilting bug.  It really helps being on this site because I have met so many wonderful people and for an hour or so each day it's a nice escape.

I enjoy piecing and machine quilting the most, but I'm trying to learn applique as well.  I know for sure I don't like doing it the "proper way"...I think of my way as cheating...I do raw edge applique using fusible webbing.  Seems to work for me, but it doesn't look as professional as needleturned.  I just don't seem to have the patience!  I always say how much I hate hand sewing, but I just finished a little quilt that is entirely hand made; so I must not hate it too much! 

Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for adding me as a friend!

At 1:42pm on September 20, 2011, Linda Hubalek said…

Welcome Quilter Friend!

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 quilting theme mixed into each historical fiction series.

My Trail of Thread in written in the form of letters sent back home while my ancestors traveled to 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?

Happy quilting and reading!

Linda Hubalek

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