Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I'm in the middle of a divorce after 40 years and quilting has been my life-saver, along with my Lord God. I love everything about fabric and quilting, and am thrilled with the challenges you have on your website!
How many quilts have you made?
10 or more
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
How long have you been a quilter?
Since 1990 something
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Embroidering Scripture on my quilts.
Why do you quilt?
It calls to my soul. It soothes me, makes me feel like I'm giving a part of myself to those I love.
thank you for the comment re: my little treasures. i will be going down to see them in few weeks...the satin quilts and the fuzzy blankets are still very much present and in use. gives me great joy that they so love what i have made for them. dil was very upset with the first one...said that she had looked at it and thought...oh no...an heirloom that i have to take of now...i told her no...absolutely not!!! baby quilt...then drag-around and love it to death quilt....it is for the little ones to love and enjoy...i don't want it in a closet cared for and treasured...until they go to college or ?? and make that decision for themselves.
read your comment that you are working on your first commissioned quilt. are you enjoying the experience. are you making the whole quilt or just doing the quilting? my dh has been after me for years to get a long arm machine and do quilts for customers. i keep reminding him that they take room...and room is definitely not what current home or last home have. and the garage is not an option dh, i keep telling you that...hahahahaha
Hi Cathy - let the quilting bug take over your life - it is the best mender of broken hearts and really brings comfort.
We have lovely weather here at the moment - it is very hot 38 degrees and a slight breeze. Our city is recovering from the biggest timed cycle race in the world held yesterday. The Argus Pick and Pay cycle tour covers 110km of the most picturesque roads around the peninsular of Cape Town. The riders take off from the city center and go around table Mountain and into the leafy suburbs and a great pace, there are several hill climbs that sap the energy and once at the top of these the views over the sea and of the mountain are breathtaking. They pass famous beaches, vineyards and forests and view points but there is no time to stop if you are in the race. This year 36,000 cyclists took part. Some very fast (2 and a half hours) and some folk on tandems and some hand cyclists all taking part. The oldest competitor was a man of 92 years and he finished in just under 6 hours! Our town is very proud of this event that has competitors from all over the world and the residents come out and wave them on and also clean up after the masses have ridden past. the only pedaling I do is on my machine pedal .. I cant balance on a bike - must be poor spacial orientation and balance.
Cathy - be strong in this difficult time. Quilting is a great therapy to help you over hard times. Quilt that pretty Hourglass.
Your comment on the Dotty about Curves... curves make me go dotty.. I am not really confident with them and so found it quite challenging to get the curves smooth and the points sharp. i loved using the dotty fabrics to give it a twist too.