I had a neighbor growing up that quilted and I'd always loved quilt fabric, so I wanted to try it. But I thought I'd learn once I retired. Then in 2012 I had a nearly fatal pulmonary embolism and realized that life is too short for later.
What I love about quilting is...
The color, the variation, the fact that even a person who doesn't consider them self an artist can create works of art by choosing fabric and following a pattern to create a one of kind piece. The fact that I am never bored, I can always sew, design, imagine or fantasize about projects I'd love to create.
I blog because...
This started as a visual diary of my quilt making, more for me than the blogosphere. But I discovered the virtual quilting community is equally as supportive and inspiring as the real life quilt club I attend.
What sort of quilts do I like to make?
Quilts to be used and loved!
Paper pieced quilts I have designed from scratch.
Quilts that represent facets of my personality, interests and lifestyle.
Who am I?
I am happily married.
In my 40s
I was an education assistant supporting special needs students for 12 yrs then I completed a bachelors degree in my 30s and was a teacher for a year before beginning to focus on two of my passions pattern design and dealing in vintage kitchenware.
I emigrated to the USA and took up residence in Colorado in late 2012.
I have three sons who are young adults of college age.
Two sons still live in Australia and one studies here in the US
I have two dogs, Ebony the Maltipoo and Henry the Cockapoo
I grew up in a rural community in north west New South Wales, Australia. A town of approximately 7,000 people. My parents still live there on a 100 acre farm they retired to 20 years ago, it really is a slice of heaven:
So all those things have brought me to where I am today reveling in my own creativity something I never imagined I had until I began to quilt!