We have a winner for the Save the Bees giveaway for October. The lucky number is 233, Nancy S. Congratulations! You’ll be receiving a package of Aurifil thread very soon. When asked to leave a comment telling me who taught you to quilt, Nancy said,
My husband and I were attending the annual convention of the Oregon California Trail Assn. in Gering, Nebraska, in the 1990’s. (I live in the Bay Area in California.) There is a cute, friendly quilt shop there — I still get their weekly emails. I had not done quilting before, and I loved seeing the finished products on display. Some fabrics even featured covered wagons, as they are right on the Emigrant Trail. Regardless that I was in my 60s, I bought one of the kits, followed the directions, and made the table runner. It turned out just great, and I was hooked. Now, twenty years later, I’m still following patterns and making different projects, mainly table runners.
Thanks to everyone who participated. I thoroughly enjoyed reading all of your comments. So many of you learned to quilt from a family member (such a treasure) and there are lots of us that were self-taught, including me.
My quilting journey started after I had been sewing since the 7th grade. I loved using fabric to make clothes, curtains, Halloween costumes, bags and doll accessories. My oldest sister had been quilting “forever” and always tried to nudge me into quilting. I resisted until my youngest of four children began preschool; I finally had some time to give it a try. I saw a pattern for a doll quilt in Parent magazine and thought that would be a nice way to start. By the time I made my second lap-sized quilt, I was hooked. That was 21 years ago!
Today only (10/9/18) Craftsy is having a 24-hour flash sale on supplies and DVD’s! You’ll find everything from precuts, yardage, thread and notions on sale!
There’s also a “Get Started” event going on at Bluprint (formerly Craftsy). You can enjoy all classes, plus projects, recipes, patterns and more for free until October 12. I personally love Bluprint for the latest quilting techniques, and I’ve learned a lot of new cooking skills, too. I hope you give it a try – I think you’ll love it, too!
I’ll be back soon with my latest projects in the works and a new pattern reveal! Happy quilting!