"Kris your french braid is gorgeous. I have one that just needs the border but it doesn't have the squares in the points. I used patriotic scraps for the braids. My Great Grandson is a Patriots fan so I'm using a wide…"
"I printed out directions for the past two Piecing the Past patterns so I'm going to sit this one out. Still haven't done the other two. I do love her patterns though.. I do love the current pattern, but I am getting over…"
"Elizabeth, I have spent the last few days picking out my own stupid mistakes. Hubby finally said put it away for now and work on something else , I know you're talking to yourself, but, language is not so good. He was right!!! …"
"Riana those blocks look great put together, can't wait to see it with the border. Donna, I love your African quilt. What a great quilt for a boy. I have five boys quilts to make for Christmas this year. What a great…"
"Riana, love the way you laid out those love letters blocks. It's always fun to see what happens when a whole new secondary pattern emerges. When I saw you picture I didn't even see the love letter blocks until I looked closer."
"Donna, sounds like you've joined the right bunch here. Finding things is quite the norm with this crowd. Isn't it something when we find all these "things" that we put away so we'd know where they are and then…"
"Lisa, so sorry to hear about Dave. I know you have a lot on your plate right now, losing puppy and the wedding just over the horizon. Sending prayers and hugs your way.
Beth, so impressed with all your getting done. I have 5 quilts…"
"Carla, so happy your surgery went well and got that lovely gift of a Grandchild. Aren't Grandchildren wonderful? It reminds me of why I had children!
I finished my Sunbonnet Sue, finally and it is beautiful. It's a very…"
"Dee, the banner is lovely. I don't know how you manage to get it all done. I'm so glad I am retired and don't have to do things to justify my value as an employee. My last job after I retired the first time was at…"
"Mary definately the ric rac, I love the thirties look and you have really nailed it. I am a big ric rac fan. I have embroidered lots and lots of kitchen towels with skirts on them and ric rac or eyelet."
"Riana I now do exactly what you discribed. I have a medium size trash can and I use a pillow case as a liner and toss all my scraps, except batting, thread and tiny scraps into it. When I was in Florida I took the doggie beds to the…"
"At one time I had five gallon bags stuffed full of 2 inch half square triangle squares. I finally gave themto a much more energetic quilter than myself. She made 2 quilts from them all and I wished that I had done the same. The…"
Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I have been quilting for about 20 years, I am retired from hotel management. I have a lot of time on my hands, due to some health problems I am not as active as I once was. I do belong to my local guild, local Project Linus group and block of the month at my local quilt shop. I have 7 children, 16 grandchildren and 14 great grands. They keep me pretty busy making quilts, etc. None of them live near us so I do miss that. I love to see what other quilters are doing and I also like to do some swaps, thats always fun.
How many quilts have you made?
Lost count a long time ago
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
LOve making then and enjoy them both
How long have you been a quilter?
about 20 years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
I am a hand quilter, I enjoy traditional and historic best but have done some modern.
Why do you quilt?
Because I love to, it's my way of being creative and the people I give them to enjoy them and that gives me great satisfaction
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Gail, feel free to take part in all the discussions. Sometime in January I will be asking to see who wants to participate next year. Then I send out questionnaires. Secret Santa sisters will be assigned usually in April. Then you have all year to work on things for your SS box. We mail them out around the first Saturday in December.
This year we had a couple of contests. There are discussions all year trying to find answers to questions that maybe weren't on the questionnaires. We post tutorials for gift ideas. We have general discussions too.
So welcome to the group. Take part so we can get to know you for next year!