Jo Fifield
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  • Bellevue, IA
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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
It's hard trying to figure out what to tell about myself. I'm old; I love to hand quilt; I love scrap quilt; my husband has the beginning of dementia; I have a small (very small) quilt shop; I never have enough time to sit and quilt. I feel that quilters should not be buying kits, they need to use their own creativity. I know it it hard at first but it does get easier.
How many quilts have you made?
I have made too many to count.
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I both make quilts and enjoy them.
How long have you been a quilter?
I took my first lesson in 1982 and I am still at it.
What is your favorite quilting technique?
My favorite technique is hand quilting "big stitch" style.
Why do you quilt?
I quilt for the peace it gives my soul.
Do you have a website?
http://www.joquilter.com

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At 10:13am on October 4, 2011, QuilterBridget said…
Happy birthday, Jo~I hope you have a wonderful day!
At 9:20pm on July 8, 2011, Garnie P. Bethea said…
Beautiful Work!!!!!
At 11:33am on June 6, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

Hi Jo!  I'm Bridget and I live in Seaside, Oregon with my husband of 28 years and our beagle, Mackenzie.  I learned to quilt 6 years ago using books and the internet.  I'm in a very small town without any guilds, groups or classes so I had no choice but to learn on my own.  I wish I'd learned sooner because I just love this hobby!  Now I mainly quilt for charity and to sell (to support my hobby).  One of my favorite places to donate is to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative http://www.alzquilts.org/ I started making quilts for them because my father-in-law had a form of Alzheimer's.  It's a great fund raiser and I really enjoy making quilts for them because their size requirement is only 9"x12" or smaller.  It gives me a chance to try new techniques.

I totally agree what you said about kits!  I have never made a quilt from a kit and I don't know who would want to.  Why would someone want to make the same quilt as 100 other people?  I now like to design my own, but since I'm stil pretty new at this I use easy blocks.  I enjoy machine quilting and have yet to try hand quiting.  I may try it on one of my Alzheimer's quilts.

I love the photos you posted...your stitches are so even!  I am amazed at how many hand quilters I've come across on this site.  I've even found a few who hand piece!  I'd never finish anything that way!

Anyway, I was just writing to say hello!

At 8:07pm on May 26, 2011, Linda A. Stone said…

I recently joined the hand quilting group . . . where are the pictures of your quilts?

There aren't so many of us as there once were, you know.   Linda Stone

 
 
 

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