I am in my 44th year and as my two kids were getting close to making me an official empty nester I figured I better find a hobby. I have no eye for fashion, i love crafting, hate knick knacks, and love the lore and history of quilting, particularly american history (how to make an american quilt combined my other passion - movies, with quilting). So, I knocked on a friends door who I knew to be a quilter, and she and i did a 9 patch cover for a lap quilt in an afternoon, while I learned to stitch, use a sewing machine, a rotary cutter, and other tools of the trade. She sent me out the door with the fill and the backing pinned to the front and I went home and stitched my way through some of my favorite old movies. I have been quilting 3 years and have made 6 quilts, designed my own patches on 2 of them. I love it, I love the creativity, I hate looking for fabric, but I love looking for and making patterns. I'm hooked!
Edited by Judie Quilting Editor (04/04/12 04:02 PM)