My mother made a lot of my clothes while I was growing up. She would sew, knit, crochet and embroidered by hand and machine. So from an early age all sorts of needlework surrounded me. My grandmother also sewed and I would spend many days playing next to her while she sewed on her treadle machine. My mother taught me from an early age to sew, crochet and do various other forms of needlework. When my son was born, it was difficult to find clothes that fit him properly, so it was really no surprise to anyone that I started to make his clothes as well.
In January of 1996, I saw the Joanne Fabrics, Block of the Month kits. I think that I fell in love with quilting right there. I bought both kits for the month and brought them home. I jumped into them not knowing a thing about quilting!! Boy did I learn fast (hee hee). I must have ripped one block out half a dozen times. I finally found a few (read several) quilt mailing lists that I joined, signed up for a quilting class and met a veteran quilter that taught me more than either of us realized at the time.
I took a break from quilting as school and working life took more and more of my time. Recently I’ve jumped back into quilting and it was like meeting a long-lost friend who I didn’t realize that I had missed.
I do several different types of quilting styles – mostly machine piecing and quilting but do handquilting on wall hangings. I’ve currently started to take an interest in abstract quilts and art quilts .. I’m finding that these mediums are allowing me to really stretch my creativity with colours, textures and methods .. I’m just loving it
I’m a captive audience by my son and 2 dogs (Orion and Zeppelin)
Thanx for the visit!!