Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I am an ovarian cancer survivir. I started hand quilting 3 years ago so I would have something to occupy me during chemo treatments. I started piecing what turned out to be a queen size quilt when I started chemo and dinished piecing it one week after my treatments ended. Teal is the color for ovarian cancer and I am always on the lookout for teal fabric
My husband and I have been married 27 years and have raised 2 daughters. We hav 6 grandchildren-4 girls, 2 boys ranging in age from 7-19. A year and a half ago we moved into my inlaws' home so that we could take care of my mother in law. We lost her last June. We have lost all our parents in the last 3 1/2 years. I work parttime for the post office and fill the rest of my time with several hobbies- quilting,crocheting, hand embroidery and soon to add jewelry making to the list
How many quilts have you made?
approximately a dozen
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
How long have you been a quilter?
What is your favorite quilting technique?
hand piecing and hand quilting
Why do you quilt?
to me quilts represent love. it also gives me a sense of satisfaction to see that I have made something beautiful I love the double wedding ring pattern and decided to learn to quilt so I could make one
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Hi again, Margie. Thanks for adding me as a friend. I wanted to mention that I have three quilt shops in my area and none of them carry the Inspiration line. I guess there are four of them now! Anyway, I have a bin with probably 15-20 yards of various prints and all of them were found from on-line shops. Go here: http://quiltshops.com/ and type in Blank Inspiration. Several pages of shops will show the fabrics they carry. When I typed in Inspiration I got 40 pages, so to narrow it down I did Blank Inspiration 4, then Blank Inspiration 3, etc. I even found some from their first line! I just thought I'd let you know in case you were interested.
Hi Margie! Congratulations on being an ovarian cancer survivor...that's not heard of very often. My sister is currently going through chemo treatments for breast cancer.
You mentioned being on the lookout for teal fabrics. Have you heard of the Inspirations line by Blank Quilting? There are three lines so far and they are all sold to help raise money for ovarian cancer research. I collect them and have quite a few. Check out their website for information on making blocks out of the fabric http://www.blankquilting.com/ You can make blocks and send them in. It's a wonderful program. Click on the Inspiration Guild link for more info.
I've been on this site for a month now and I'm really enjoying it. It took me awhile to navigate the site though! I did join several groups right off the bat and added a group for newbies. The forum seems the most active right now.