Hi,I'm from Talkeetna, Alaska and live out away from everything except animals and birds. I'm a retired RN, gardener, seamstress, quilter, horsewoman, soapmaker. Two years ago, I was finally able…Continue
There is so much to enjoy in the new year at AQS QuiltWeek® - Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Be inspired by hundreds of contest quilts and special exhibits. Take advantage of dozens of workshop and lecture opportunities to learn from some of the top names in quilting. Be the first to shop all the fabrics, machines, tools, and notions from vendors across the country at our famous Merchant Mall. Learn more about QuiltWeek in Lancaster as it becomes available here:…See More
"Hi Karen - I left Alaska after 34 years to care for elderly parents. They have since passed and I am still in Montana - I have a wonderful group of quilting friends here although its abit of a drive to quilt shops! I was in Anchorage so…"
Welcome to A Quilting Bee. We have a few challenges that are year long events. In 2017 we will have week-long stitching bee challenges & month-long FIUP challenges. Each event will be posted as a separate discussion to try and keep things organized.See More
This Group is for All to come and join in on the Swapping fun. PLEASE READ THE RULES BEFORE JOINING. This is group is for all to SWAP...no matter where they get their fabrics...as long as its a good quality. Give Quality nice fabrics if you would like to GET Quality. We will be swapping from fabric to potholders. Its great to make new friends and see what surprises you get in your mail box. People from all over the world join in on the Swaps.See More
If you're a REAL quilter, you have at least one UFO (unfinished object) and one WIP (work in progress) stashed in the closet or stacked on a shelf. Maybe you just need quilting suggestions, or maybe a fresh eye from a new online friend can help with block arrangements. How about a UFO swap? Any UFO conversation is welcome.See More
"Ohhh, I would hate to leave your wonderful cabin in Alaska for the lower 48, but as you said you don't want to miss on the new family members growing up. Will you keep your place in AK? We have been through your town on our way to Homer. My…"
"Thank you Riana! I live in a one room cabin in Talkeetna and I'm not sure I'll ever be able to manage driving in PA. So many people! So, I take some deep breaths and think about being with family. It'll…"
Hi,I'm from Talkeetna, Alaska and live out away from everything except animals and birds. I'm a retired RN, gardener, seamstress, quilter, horsewoman, soapmaker. Two years ago, I was finally able to build a studio for sewing, quilting and soapmaking. I love it, my happy place! So, as these things go sometimes, I will find myself moving to PA in a few months to take care of my grandson. I came to help take care of the baby when my daughter went back to work and she asked me to say and…See More
Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I'm a retired RN, seamstress, quilter, gardener, horsewoman. Creating beautiful things brings me great joy and satisfaction. Now that Im retired, I'm moving from Alaska to PA to take care of my grandson! Life is certainly full of surprises!
How many quilts have you made?
Lost count, less than 50(?)
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
How long have you been a quilter?
Made first quilt about 37 years ago. It was awful, but used it for many years.
Ohhh, I would hate to leave your wonderful cabin in Alaska for the lower 48, but as you said you don't want to miss on the new family members growing up. Will you keep your place in AK? We have been through your town on our way to Homer. My Aunt and Uncle lived there for over 20 years, he was a teacher. They now live in KS. Maybe you'll get inspired with a new Hobby while in PA? Keep us posted on your new adventure and all that you have created. Best travels.