|John and Percy first meeting 2008|
I learned to sew and knit at a young age, with my grandmother, Petronella, and then with many other great teachers. I love both crafts, but really am a quilter. I only dabble a little now in knitting, but still enjoy it very much when I do.
My quilting is comes from a desire to explore patterns I love with a great fabric. I have done it all: hand piecing, hand quilting, hand appliqué, english paper piecing, machine piecing, machine quilting, and even long-arm quilting. For 17 years, I have worked in a local quilt store, Cambridge Quilts, in Cambridge MA and helped people buy great fabrics and taught all sorts of classes. I sew on a Bernina 440 QE and a Janome DC1050. I love both machines for different reasons, but am secretly wishing for a sit-down longarm to do the majority of my quilts.
The past year or two I am concentrating on finishing my UFO's and getting some order to my sewing room. I am trying to use up collections or begin long term stash busting projects. I know I don't have as much fabric as some of my friends, but I would much rather be the one or two projects at a time than many. As we downsize, I so look forward to having fewer "obligations" and more fun projects ahead.
I started this blog in 2008, and have only used it irregularly since then. In the past year, I have put some more effort into it and joined the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers to help focus some more attention on my blog. I sometimes want to design patterns, but I haven't really turned my energies towards that just yet. For now, I hope that this blog inspires your journey as it does mine.
Thanks for reading,
April 25, 2017