Val Swisher
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  • Los Gatos, CA
  • United States
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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
By day, I am the CEO of Content Rules, a content development company. By night, I love to quilt. And all the time, I am a wife and the mother of two great teenagers. I have been quilting since 1995. I am most intruiged these days by kaleidescope quilts.
How many quilts have you made?
100+
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
Both
How long have you been a quilter?
Since 1995
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Working with border fabric.
Why do you quilt?
I love the creative process. I find it so relaxing. I love using the other side of my brain.
Do you have a website?
http://www.scoop.it/t/she-who-dies-with-the-most-fabric-wins

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At 2:34am on March 20, 2012, QuilterBridget said…

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

At 12:12am on June 15, 2011, Kathleen Schedler said…

Fairbanks, AK has two pretty neat quilt shops, and the standby is JoAnn's.  But I travel quite a bit and my favorite thing to do is to seek out Quilt shops where ever I am!    I am new to My Quilt Place, but love the "show and tell" and looking at all the quilts that people are working on!  I don't belong to a guild but have a very good friend - and her and I share what we are up to at least once a month!  Keeps us inspired!

Thanks for the welcome

Kathleen

At 6:22pm on June 12, 2011, Angie said…

You have a very good website, and your quilts are breathtaking!

 

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

Wow!  Your website is really neat!  I love the large variety and up-to-date info!  What a great idea!  I was especially excited to see the post about the new show on PBS!  I wonder if it'll be shown in my area...gotta check!  So far we have Sewing with Nancy, American Sews, Fons and Porter and Quilting Arts.  M'Liss Rae Hawley had/has a show on a few years ago and I asked our PBS station to air it, but they wouldn't.  I really like her!

I started selling my quilts when I began receiving special orders, and then I put a bunch up for sale on my Etsy site because I figured I should probably help pay for my expensive hobby!  I sold 33 at the end of the year and now my site is pretty much depleted.  So I want to make more quilts to add to it.  But I really enjoy making the ones to donate.  I have few family members who have requested quilts; everyone in my family has one, but a few want another.  Those are on my to-do list...way down on the list!

I don't know any quilters in my area.  That's why I was so excited to find this place.  We have a senior center that offers knitting classes and I'm thinking about approaching them with the idea of a quilting group of some sort.  I think it would be so fun to quilt with others!

Well, I hope you'll enjoy it here as much as I have been...I don't use facebook or any other social networking sites, so this is all new to me.  It took me a few weeks just to figure out how it worked!

Anyway, thanks for writing back!  I hope to hear from you again.

At 1:01pm on June 10, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

Hi Val!  I'm Bridget and I live in Seaside, Oregon.  I found this site a month ago and I'm really enjoying it here!  Since I live in such a small town there are no guilds, quilting groups or classes so I had to teach myself how to quilt using books and the internet.  I would love to take a class someday!  I've been quilting for almost 6 years and at first I just made them for family members.  Now I mainly make them to donate or to sell.  My favorite places to quilt for are http://www.alzquilts.org/ and http://www.quiltsforkids.org/.

I love the quilts you've posted...you've made quite a variety!  I have a variety as well because it just depends on what or who I'm making it for.  If it's just for fun then I enjoy working with brights.  I want to learn more about embellishing, but I seem to lack creativity in that area!

Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and welcome!

 
 
 

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