Friday, April 20, 2012

Getting Started

I hope to blog about something that will interest you and maybe help you understand why quilters are so crazy about fabric. I am a 4th generation quilter, though I started late. I grew up remembering the old treadle sewing machine that my great grandmother had in her living room and my grandmother sewing in her basement which was my play area also. My grandmother always had quilts on her twin beds and a few laying around. I remember feeling loved when I spent the night under the quilt, which now I know was a Bay Leaf pattern. She also had a Double Wedding Ring on my grandfather’s bed. I majored in Sewing when I went to Andrews School for Girls (Andrews Osborne Academy) and concentrated on making clothing. Many, many years later and 2 marriages later, when I starting dating my then to be husband, I met his mother who was a quilter and that rekindled my feelings about being wrapped up in a quilt. Long story short, I have been quilting for about 8 years. I have entered 1 quilt into the Lake County Farmparks Quilt Show, many into the Lake County and Geauga County Fair and to my surprise I have won 1st, 2nd & 3rd places for my efforts. I have joined “The Ladies of the Parlour” Quilt Guild and have taught a few classes within the guild. I will share with you what I have done and what I am doing, tips that I have learned and maybe it will inspire you to make some beautiful quilts or wall hangings that will be loved like the ones I grew up with. The photo above is of my grandmother Evelyn and great grandmother Hannah sorting fabric for quilts.

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