Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I am a 39 year old working married mom of a teenager and a toddler...both girls!! I also take care of my disabled mom whom I cherish more than life itself. My father is a wonderful man, but my mom likes me to take care of her, so I do!!I have a close-knit group of quilting friends that I love dearly and get together with once a week. I also like to quilt to relax at night. I have been enjoying my new hobby/obsession for about two years!!
How many quilts have you made?
haven't really kept track...maybe about 12-20?? Sizes vary from bed quilts to table runners to wallhangings and even some baby doll quilts for my youngest daughter.
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
How long have you been a quilter?
about two years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
I really don't know enough to decide on a favorite, although I DO NOT like paper piecing!!
Why do you quilt?
relaxation and socialization. Also, I enjoy the reaction when I give someone a gift that I have made just for them!
Hi Jennifer. I am glad the baby doll quilts made it to you, they were a lot of fun to do. I'm not sure where I got the fabric, I was going through my stash and that fabric just seemed perfect for doll quilts. Now I just need another project or two to use the rest of the fabric on.LOL I did make the labels, an experiment really as they are the first I have made, but I like the way they rurned out.
I'm so glad it is working for you. I took a course to repair mechanical machines in November of 2011. I wanted to be able to repair my machines myself. So far, I have fixed my daughter's white featherweight which needed to be taken apart not only underneath where someone had gotten the thread tangled, but also the tension knob. After I fixed hers, my sister had me put on a new belt and check out her white featherweight. My mom, who is 82, decided she wanted a featherweight. I found one and did all the repairs on it. I own three featherweights: black, white, and tan. I did all the repairs on those. So, I guess the course that I took has paid for itself.
P.S. I have 24 sewing machines. The only ones I can't repair are the computerized ones. I actually like sewing on the older machines better.
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How far do you want to travel? I live in mifflinburg pa there is an amish store called vernas (you might have heard it) she has everything you can thing of there. I know the trip from ashland is about 45 minutes to her place and than about 5 more miles west is a bernina dealer who has very good quilt fabric a little pricey for my blood but beautiful fabric
Hi Jennifer! I was reading about baby doll quilts. I think I would like to do that! I have no little girls but you could donate mine. It will be fun. I'm new to quilting so it might be a little amateur, but a little girl maybe won't mind! Please count me in and send me the rules. This is a great site. Even tho I have trouble sometimes navigating around between groups, members, blogs, activities, etc! Love hearing soon. Cheers, Frances