Hi Catherine! Thanks for writing back. I hope you had a nice birthday.
You're so lucky to have a class to take. We don't have a sewing machine dealer around here, and no quilt classes, so that's a bummer. I really want to learn how to sew and make more than quilts. I've made a few super simple bags and aprons, but that's about it. I have a few on-line friends who take sewing classes at Joann's. We have a Joann's here, but they don't offer sewing classes. How is anyone supposed to learn how to sew? I've only learned using books and the internet.
So, what kinds of things do you like to make? I used to enjoy making bed size and large lap sized quilts, but for some reason I'm burned out on larger things and just want to make smaller stuff...like table runners and table toppers. I also make quilt for the Alzhiemer's Art Quilt Initiative. The size requirements for those is only 9"x12" or less. They sell them to make money for research and I try making one per month.
Well, I suppose I'll close for now. I look forward to getting to know you better!
Happy birthday, Catherine~I hope you have a wonderful day!
I'm Bridget and I live in Seaside, Oregon. I never learned to sew until I made my first quilt and I've been hooked ever since (that was 6 years ago when I was 44; a late bloomer for sure!). I never would have thought I'd enjoy quilting, and it was quite by accident that I even decided to make one, but I'm sure glad I did! This is the best hobby I've ever had! I made a quilt for each family member and now I mainly make quilts to sell and donate.
I joined this site so I could meet other quilters; Seaside is a small town without a guild, quilting groups or classes. I'm so glad I came here because I've met so many wonderful people! At first I had a hard time meeting anyone, but once I joined some of the groups it was much easier; everyone has been so friendly and helpful!
Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and happy birthday!
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?