This blog chronicles my adventures as a quilter.
What made me start quilting? A neighbor of mine growing up quilted and I always admired her talents. I learned to sew in high school and 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! Scrap quilts. 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 adults now. Two sons still live in Australia and one is living and working in the US. I grew up in a rural community in north west New South Wales, Australia. A town of approximately 7,000 people. I have lived in Tamworth, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and now Denver Colorado since leaving home at 15 yrs old. 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!