Thursday, June 3, 2010
My Quilting Journey
Many of the Charming Girls told their quilting stories last month. As usual, I'm a little behind, but I still wanted to play so here's my story.
I was invited to attend a quilt Retreat over Mother's Day weekend 2009, to spend some girl time with my sister-in-law. I reminded that her I didn't quilt. She suggested that I attend anyway, and bring my scrapbooking, just so we could spend some quality time together. By the end of 3 days of watching the others make their quilts, and looking at luscious fabrics, I decided that I was going to try a new craft! I've always admired quilts, and I own a few from the 30's, but I couldn't imagine having the patience to cut up fabric just to sew it back together. Once I saw the wonders of rotary cutters in action, I realized that this couldn't be all that hard. And just think of all the pretty quilts that could be mine!!
A couple of weeks later, I bought several fat quarters and decided that I was going to make a crazy quilt. What a crazy idea! I quickly decided that I needed to take a class, and I was able to take one in the fall, and completed my first quilt - a log cabin. Shortly after that, I went on a two-state shop hop and bought enough fabric for several projects. You would think that would be enough, but no............ I also started reading quilt blogs at about that time, and soon stumbled upon the Charming Girls and Guys Quilt Club. When I inquired about joining, my name was put on a waiting list because the club was full. I didn't have to wait very long to be accepted and in the meantime I started my own blog. Since then, I've completed several quilts, (all of which are shown in earlier posts) but more importantly, I've made new friends around the world! And I've got enough inspiration to make more quilts than I could ever finish in a lifetime. Now, it's time to get back to blog-hopping, looking for more inspiration.