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May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?

We want to know: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?

Did you finally make your bucket list quilt? Did you make a Quilt of Valor, a quilt for charity, or a quilt for a special person/event? Tell us what quilt has made you the most proud.

To participate in this month's survey, simply scroll down and post your answer in the "Add a Comment" box below. If your comment is chosen for our Easy Quilts Quilters Club of America Notes you will receive a $10 gift certificate to ShopFonsandPorter.com.

 


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chocake2 wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 8:42 AM

A number of years ago I made my hubby a special quilt to take along while he was away from home for an extended period. It was my first attempt at designing my own pattern.  It was a real confidence builder, so naturally that quilt will always be dear to me..And of course the first quilt I ever made is special. I put a lot into that one! So much love; so many mistakes...

toniaward wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 10:23 AM

About a month before Father's Day, i started a small quilt for my dad.  It had a lovely poem in the quilt that was called "Father, Daddy, Poppy" that touched my heart.  Five days before Father's Day, my dad passed away.  I was devastated that he never saw the quilt I was making for him.  I put it aside and really had no intention of finishing it, but my wonderful stepmom encouraged me to finish it before his service.  We placed that quilt in the casket with my dad so he will have it with him forever.

Judy T-Bellingham wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 10:26 AM

My first paper piecing project was the Harry Potter project that Kris hosted in the groups. It became an obsession for me over the next several month and I loved every step of the way. When it was finished I entered it in the county fair (first time) and won a first and viewers choice. It is now on loan to our county library where it will hang for a month. I have to add. When we were hanging it, one lady stopped to look. The librarian said "Isn't this beautiful, it's a Harry Potter quilt". The woman kind of sniffed and said "I know nothing about Harry Potter and really don't care". She walked away. I had to control myself to keep from bursting out laughing.

Barbara wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 10:43 AM

I have always wanted to do  Grandmothers Flower Garden,  IN last months Quiltmaker Magazine ,there was a small  wall hanging one , I'm now doing this one and doing it by hand .I'm so excited ,and I can't wait to finish it, I'm about 2/3 finished .. this one will go into my Christmas  gifts ..

Peggy wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 10:45 AM

My proudest quilting moment is when my step kids starting asking for a quilt.  I had started before my marriage to make a quilt for all the new kids born in my family and circle of friends.  Then I got married late in life and quickly became mother of 5 and grand mother of 1.  It took about an hour.  I kept quilting for friends and ETC.  but when my Step grand kids started asking where their quilt was, I felt I had finally been excepted into the family.  

kbaumwart wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 10:48 AM

Finishing the "Christmas Quilt" I started on a quilting cruise with Marianne Fons in Dec. 2010 was one of my bucket list biggies. Jean Nolte  taught the class.  The cruise and class were a 70th birthday present  to myself.  I only finished 6 blocks, one from six of the rows, while on the cruise.  When I got home I set a goal of finishing a row a month.  I finished putting it together in March of 2012 and sent it to Julie Bradley, who sat next to me in the class on the ship, to be quilted.  In the meantime we moved from Oklahoma to Texas.  It was on our bed in our new home for the Christmas season in 2012,

Malissa wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 10:49 AM

I do not know if I can pick just one... I have had several moments that have been very special.  However, I just designed a quilt for my son who is about to ship overseas to Italy at the end of May.  I have the top completely pieced, and it will be one of the very first quilts I actually quilt myself as well. (I just bought a used MegaQuilter and frame.)  I am confident when I give him that patriotic quilt and see his expression, it will be my most proud moment as a quilter.  I am already SO proud as a mom of my Air Man!  Thank you to all of our service men and women!

Pat wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 11:04 AM

Back in 2003 I started an applique quilt that is entirely hand-pieced, hand-appliqued (needle turn), and ---I haven't started quilting it yet, but I will hand quilt it as well. I didn't work all this time on it, as many other quilts 'needed to be built' in the meantime, but it is still my pride and joy. I can't wait to put it on my spare bed when it's finished.

Bobbie Blake wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 11:13 AM

Being a beginner at quilting, I think my proudest moment was starting and completing my first  quilt and it looked BEAUTIFUL!  I since have started and completed a number of quilts and runners for my family and the quilting group I attend for charity this last year.

Doris wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 11:16 AM

My sister-in-law asked the inevitable question "You're a quilter, can you make me a Christmas tree skirt?"  Of course I said yes before I found out that she wanted it 8 feet around, yes 8 FEET!!!.  I convinced her that she did not need it round, otherwise the Christmas tree would be 4 feet from the wall, it ended up a little more than 1/2 a circle.  There are no patterns for a tree skirt that big so I had to design it and figure out how to bind it as well, as it was silver and blue on one side and red and green on the other.  Luckily I found instructions on how to do two sided binding.   I knew she was very happy with the result when I received an email with a picture entitled "I have the most awesome tree skirt".  At a guild meeting, I brought in this tree skirt and my first tree skirt, (the first thing I ever quilted in 1993) for show and tell and was very proud when the guild members had the same reaction as my sister-in-law.

patagin@cableone.net wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 11:21 AM

I have 5 quilts that made me especially proud. The first was my first quilt that I made for my sister. It was a queen size bed quilt from a Pepper Cory book on drunkard path blocks. I hand quilted it.  My oldest grandson who was about 5 at the time had to help a little so some of the stitches are a little off but it turned out lovely and she has it hanging in her home. The others were quilts for 4 foster girls that lived next door. They were thrilled and that made me happy that I could make them something of their own they could keep wherever they went.

Sheila Squires wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 11:44 AM

There have been a few over the years but probably the one that affects me the most is watching my grandson who is now coming up on two.  He has to have all the quilts I made him on his bed at night.  And now his favorite to watch tv with is the first one that his mom made him which is also the first quilt that we were able to work on together this past year.  He proudly says my blanket when anyone picks it up.

Elsieheuer wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 12:05 PM

My granddaughter sent me a picture of an owl in her yard. I thought it would be neat to make a wall hanging like it, using fabric paint,which I had never done before.  I am 83 years old, so I didn't think it would be anything but a joke!  I'd to show you the result!  I am a new member and

Jan wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 12:36 PM

The one that sticks out the most in my memory is a Hungry Caterpillar quilt I made for my granddaughter.  It took me 3 years to hand quilt it, but has become one of her favorite "drag around" quilts.  Now she says she needs another one to put on her other bunk!

MARYW-41 wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 12:56 PM

Learning needle turn applique and finishing my first project: a queen size quilt!

Read or Sew wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 1:45 PM

Making quilts for my 2 young grandsons and using a photo of us on the quilt label.  Simple block quilts but enthusiastically received by the boys.

Jenia wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 2:57 PM

My proudest moment was when my quilting mentor, my 93-year old Grandmother, approved of the work I did with her Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt top.  She had hand-pieced the top decades ago, she gave it to me last year to finish for her.  I did it entirely by hand with pretty pink sear-sucker striped background because she had pink as a color added to the quilt.  When I was done quilting around the inside and outside of the flowers and her pink hex's I applied a cotton eyelet border which made it look especially springy.  She LOVED it.  Not only did she love it, she gave me another project to finish for her, I can't wait to start it.  I cherish every moment I get to spend with Granny, but when she approved of my work it was a moment I will remember for the rest of my life!

hpetrik@yahoo.com wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 3:58 PM

Although the charity quilts that I make for kids in the Mayo Clinic/St. Mary's Hospital Pediatric Infusion Therapy Unit (kids' chemo) are usually simple, but colorful, I am proud of every one of them.  Each quilt goes to a child in need of a little cheer and comfort.  I don't think any art quilt or elaborate pattern could make me as happy as I am when I deliver these to the unit.

jtaylor166@kc.rr.com wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 4:19 PM

I am a fairly new quilter.  The group in my church is making quilts of valor for the men/women who have served our country.  We presented 6 to WW II vets.  I made 3 of them.  Now we are working on 15 for our Korean veterans.  I have 1 finished and another one started.  

Gerie wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 5:14 PM

My quiltbee wanted to make quilts for a charity that gives quilts to children that spend more time in hospitals than they do at home. Just around my corner lives a child like that, so I wanted to make my own quilt for this specific child. In the center I enlarged a drawing of a popular cartooncharacter in the Netherlands and I placed different blocks around that center. Those blocks, I chose together with the receiving child and his mom. I also added a picture block with his siblings, and I designed one block myself, to meet his hobby. It was hard to finish this quilt, because with every stitch, I was thinking about my own children and how you can never be sure that they will be as healthy tomorrow as they are today. Also, I was really anxious to get it done, because the illness is extremely rare, and the medical world doesn't know what to expect in it's wake. He could die today, of live for another few years. who knows. Now, we're three years further along in his bonus time, there still aren't any answers and he uses the quilt a lot. It goes to the hospital with him every time he has to go there.

DONNAJ-2 wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 7:15 PM

What quilting accomplishment has given me the most 'delight'?  I would have to say quilting itself! Never thought I would be a quilter. My first meaningful quilt was a t-shirt quilt for my first born to take to college.  It was very emotional for me to see it on his dorm bed and now 16 years later to see it come out as a comfort blanket for him or my grandsons! Quilts have been great memory reminders for me and those I give them to,  whether it be t-shirt quilts, memory quilts from vacations or of people ( a quilt for my terminally ill brother which his grandson now has, a wall quilt x4 from a family reuinion where each family made four copies of their block, my Dad made his own block!), calendar lap quilts, hero quilts, a bed quilt made to order for my sisters granddaughter (dshe picked the pattern and material!) etc.  My skills have improved over the last 16 years but the emotions - thats what it's all about!!

greenmonstr wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 8:00 PM

I made Mystery Quilt 5 from batiks, my first mystery quilt here on QCA.  I donated it to Hopes and Dreams which is a quilt challenge to bring awareness to ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).  ALS slowly steals away your ability to speak, move, and swallow, but does not affect your mind (it has been called "the glass coffin"). You may have seen scientist Stephen Hawking on TV.  He is a very rare ALS patient who has survived for decades; however, most patients die within a few years of diagnosis.   My mother had ALS and died at the age of 63, just under one year after diagnosis.  The quilts donated to the Hopes and Dreams challenge  are given to ALS patients and I donated my MQ5 quilt in honor of my mother.

kacquilter wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 9:49 PM

I have two that I am very proud of.  Every August my sister and I alternate issuing a challenge that we need to complete in one year.  We started in 2005 and neither one of us had quilted before.  Our first challenge was the double irish chain (our irish heritage put to the test).  We found the pattern in a very old "Workbasket" magazine.  I hand quilted this one.  My first quilt will always be special.  

The second quilt was also a result of a sister's challenge.  It was the feathered star quilt done in christmas colors of cream/forest green/maroon.  I entered it in our county fair.  Not only did it take first place, it also got a Best in Class ribbon.

Susan wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Thursday, 2 May 2013, 7:08 AM

Th quilting accomplishment that made me the most proud was finishing my very first quilt.

Jaunita wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Thursday, 2 May 2013, 7:59 AM

I completed a Wedding Ring quilt that was started in the late 1940s by my grandmother.  She was making it for her 50th. wedding anniversary and became ill and passed away (sadly on her 50th anniversary date) before it was finished.  My mother worked on it in the 1950s and gave up on it.  I carefully washed the feed-sack pieces and a few completed blocks and finished the top in 2008 for my own 50th. wedding anniversary.  I hand quilted it and my daughter and granddaughter, who was nine at the time, contributed to the quilting also.  This is a five generation quilt, finally competed, and it is beautiful.  Truly a family heirloom.    

Kathy R wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Thursday, 2 May 2013, 8:00 AM

The quilting accomplishment that made me most proud was a charity quilt I made for the Josie Harper Hospice House.  Our guild asked for the quilts to be made so I made a red, white and blue quilt to honor my uncle who had passed away there the year before.  The quilts were entered in our annual show, and I won a first place ribbon!!  What a thrill!!

bec02 wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Thursday, 2 May 2013, 7:31 PM

My latest quilt that I made for my daughter.  It was a Dresden Flower Garden pattern.  I did free-motion-quilting and Stitch-in-the-ditch.  It turned out beautiful.  Even the back is pretty because of the quilting.

Violet wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Thursday, 2 May 2013, 9:11 PM

Queen size quilt made for husband out of scraps.  It hangs on a wall in his office at home.

SITTI wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Thursday, 2 May 2013, 9:38 PM

I had been quilting a year when I was confident enough to make one for my mother.  I had bought fabric that said "mommy" to me.  The problem I had was finding the right pattern, it took over 6 months.  It was a Fons and Porter pattern that had my mother written all over it.  I presented this quilt to my mother on Christmas and she loved it.  She says I was a self teacher of sewing, but without her patience and guidance I would never have sewn or started making quilts.  She proudly displayed this quilt in her living room for all to see saying "my daughter made this for me".  

Denise Smart wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Friday, 3 May 2013, 7:41 AM

I have always loved Bargello style quilts. My first effort went very well, and I got so excited I decided to try a more advanced bargello. It was a nightmare that took 6 months to piece. I spent two years trying to figure out what what wrong and finally figured out my own unique bargello construction techniques. I designed my own bargello to be used with fat quarters. My new construction techniques worked very well, and when I showed the quilt at my quilt guild they asked me to teach a bargello workshop. My greatest moment of pride is when my fellow quilters showed the quilts they had completed after participating in my bargello workshop. It showed I had successfully created a new bargello construction technique, and was able to teach this technique to others.

lindawwww wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Saturday, 4 May 2013, 12:17 AM

One of the first quilts I made was for my grandmother.  She was in a wheel chair and I made her a lap quilt out of scrappy greens.  From the day I gave it to her that quilt went everywhere with her.  If it wasn't on her lap, it was folded over the back of the chair.  She has been gone for a long time now but I still have that scrappy green lap quilt and every time I look at it, it makes me smile and remember how much it meant to her and how much I loved her.

Charyl Garman wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Monday, 6 May 2013, 12:42 PM

Completing an adaptation in fabric of a picture of a deer we named "Lilly" taken by my husband while visiting friends on Orcas Island in The San Juan islands off of the Washington coast. It was my first attempt at piecing a "landscape quilt" in a class with Sue Rasmussen this last winter. The exciting thing was that it looked like Lilly and my husband and friends were highly complimentary.

wdlak72493@dobsonteleco.com wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Monday, 6 May 2013, 1:53 PM

My daughter gave me a set of fat quarters one Christmas. I was able to find a Father Christmas panel and turn them into a quilt for her.  It had log cabins to design into a pattern but at that time we were doing full time RVing.  I went to my sister-in-law to use her floor.  My husband and his brother took over our project and turned the blocks into the pattern that I used - the only quilt project either did!  Sherri cried when she saw it and read the label credits for the design.  Her father has passed away and her uncle is the only remaining sibling in his family.   It is truly a family treasure.  

Qwlt Ldy wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Thursday, 9 May 2013, 4:45 PM

I completed my son's wedding quilt from start to finish to include quilting it and did it in 5 months.

kgrammiecaz wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Friday, 10 May 2013, 7:28 AM

This is an easy one for me to answer - I just finished a martial arts t-shirt for my daughter.  For the backing I made blocks from my favorite designs learned online over the past year. My daughter just recently moved out and I essentially became an empty nest mom.  As this is only the second quilt I made it has many many imperfections.   But his is a wonderful memory.  We will cherish each wrong stitch, each going the wrong way block, and most of all, a sampling all the t-shirts we wore over 15 years.  This project made me realize how much I love this craft and now I have a whole list of quilts I want to make along with a stash that grows by the day.  Thanks for letting me share.

Spicemom wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Sunday, 12 May 2013, 4:37 PM

One Christmas I gave 5 nieces, 1 nephew and 2 sons quilts that I made over the prior two years.  Six of the quilts were from fabric scraps of things I had made them over the years.  It was a good accomplishment and lots of fun watching them identify the fabrics.

Eileen wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 8:04 AM

I am most proud of the first quilt I completed, start to finish, myself. Between the two of us, DH and I have 13 nieces and nephews and I am making each a bed size quilt when they graduate from high school.  By the time I started on the third one, I realized how much I would pay someone else to quilt all of them so DH agreed to me buying a longarm machine. So, the third oldest received a bargello quilt (first bargello I made) which I quilted on my longarm. She loves it and that made me very happy.

deb wille wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 10:45 AM

Several years ago my daughter gave me a calendar with a quit pattern for each month. I made each one & quilted them. That Christmas I laid them all on my bed, put a note in each stocking that said "you may go to my bedroom & chose a quilt. I made 13 & there are 10 family members. You should have seen the craziness after the 1st note was found. Mothers dashing out of the room with their little ones being dragged behind. It was great!

mimilyn7@hotmail.com wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 11:01 AM

My most rewarding moment is when my seams and points match.  This still gives me a thrill....

MsSimplistic wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 11:08 AM

I have always been a very simple quilter.  Nothing fancy.  Some years ago it was found that I had a brain malfunction that was causing a physical disability and it required brain surgery.  6 months after surgery and learning to walk and talk again, I went to a quilting class with a friend just to try to get out and around.  Much to my delight and surprise I actually made a "Stack and Whack" quilt.  It was perfect (to me even if the backing was a wee bit winkled.  Gave it personality.  

MICHELLES-2 wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 11:23 AM

Carrying the dynamic design of the central fabric into my quilting out into the borders, so that the quilting becomes artwork, itself.  I learned the technique from Diane Ricks and the quilt wall hanging I made is awesome.  It attracts ooohs and aaahhs from friends and fellow quilters.

Mary T wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 11:41 AM

Probably the very first one, that I made for my mother.  I had seen the pattern on a bag of batting and thought, "I can do that."  When I started working on the blocks I started to change my mind!   It was over a year later that I went back to them and finished them (because my mother thought I would never finish it) and then had it quilted.  I can't tell you how happy it made me to give it to her - or how happy she was to see it finished.  

Nurse Marilyn 406 wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 1:33 PM

The quilting projects that make me the most happy are paper piecing especially using scraps.  Also, having recently learned curved piecing have allowed me to take my quilting skills up a notch.

Marianne5 wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 1:34 PM

One of my first paper piecing projects finished about 11x13" and had twelve 3" squares. Each square had a pansy centered in a pineapple design with six rounds of paper piecing around it. The entire piece has 547 pieces of fabric and I am very proud of it. I love the accuracy of paper piecing and am planning more projects using that method. I also like using Thangles for my half-square triangle blocks instead of cutting squares, then cutting them apart on the bias, and sewing them back together again. Thangles keep the bias seam under control. Just remember to put the fabrics right sides together and put the Thangle paper against the lighter colored fabric and don't rip it off until after you press the squares open.

mjnev@wildblue.net wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 2:01 PM

My greats quilt accomplishment was in 2008 when I was able to deliver 16 bed size quilts that I had spent 2 years making to our area Veterans Home at Christmas time. It was a great gift to me as well as them.

And my greats dream is to be able to do it again next Christmas.

                                          Mary Jane

firequiltflowers wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 2:51 PM

I think for me it would be successfully paper piecing very narrow triangles (1/8" at the widest part) in a quilt and having it turn out exactly right.

murryd@verizon.net wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 3:43 PM

About two years ago I was in a class that required a presentation of a "life map."  I decided to make a quilt using photos in the shape of a nautilus shell.  I had never tried anything without a pattern and was delighted with the results.  

Janet Yamamoto wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 4:29 PM

I made a postage stamp quilt with an embroidered sampler at the top and embroidery along the sides and bottom. All handstitched. Five years in the making and it won 2nd place in the first quilt show I ever entered this past year.

Louise Buker wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 4:31 PM

The last quilt that I made was probably my favorite. I made it for a niece that got married last August. I believe it was called "Jumbo Shoo Fly". It was made with only 9 blocks, which gave it a contemporary look. I used shades of gray, black and white with accents of yellow as these were the colors she had picked for her bedroom. It only took me about 3 weeks to make and I found a local machine quilter to quilt it for me. My niece and her husband loved it and put it directly on their bed as they hadn't gotten the comforter that they wanted.

Robineva wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 7:20 PM

I made a queen size quilt for my son that I quilted by hand!  It took 4 years, and I am so proud of it!

furball1092 wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 9:25 PM

Last year for Christmas I made my brother and sister-in-law a wall hanging.  

it was in forest green and sun flower yellow then I hand quilted it.  My sister-in-law does some quilting and other hand work, she felt it was one of the lovliest gifts she had ever received and was impressed with the time that was spent hand quilting.  I am most proud of this quilt.  It was a nice surprise for them.

llinda wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 9:53 PM

I enjoy making charity quilts and I especially like making quilts of valour.  Our soldiers make such a sacrifice for us.

BonnieBJ wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 10:37 PM

My proudest moment (and I've had  quite a few) was when my son asked to have my very first quilt to hang on the wall of his new home!  It wasn't a large one, but I was very proud of it because I had an excellent teacher who was fussy and she taught us to be fussy.  I'm not saying it was perfect, but what I learned from my errors has helped me to be a better quilter.  Now when I see this quilt on the wall I still feel a sense of pride.  I've thought about making my son a new wall hanging but I don't think he'll go for it.  He loves this one!

Cheryl H wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 11:58 PM

With pride I helped my daughter-in-law get started on her first quilt. She saw how much joy and satisfaction that I got from my various quilted projects that it was a natural step to ask me to help her with a quilt for her friend's baby. I was delighted that my quilting passion was contagious!

Pegmislock wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Thursday, 16 May 2013, 6:27 AM

I've made at least a dozen Quilts of Valor over the years.  My last quilt went to a wheelchair bound 94 year old Vet who was a survivor of Pearl Harbor.  As a military scuba diver, he dove into the burning water to rescue survivors and later to recover bodies.  I can not even begin to imagine his ordeals and the stories he must have.  I'm now working on a Quilt of Honor to hang in the Marine Memorial Museum at Quantico, Virginia from October 4-6th 2013. Come see the exhibit if you're in the area.

Pegmislock wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Thursday, 16 May 2013, 6:29 AM

I've made at least a dozen Quilts of Valor over the years.  My last quilt went to a wheelchair bound 94 year old Vet who was a survivor of Pearl Harbor.  As a military scuba diver, he dove into the burning water to rescue survivors and later to recover bodies.  I can not even begin to imagine his ordeals and the stories he must have.  I'm now working on a Quilt of Honor to hang in the Marine Memorial Museum at Quantico, Virginia from October 4-6th 2013. Come see the exhibit if you're in the area.

SHARONM-26 wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Thursday, 16 May 2013, 10:40 AM

I have had lots of proud quilting moments but the one that means the most to me was when my four year old granddaughter who drags her baby quilt every where, told a stranger who asked her mo, Izzy spoke up and told the lady "you no can buy it only g-ma gives it". This little girl will one day be quite the quilter, she has love of fabric and is a regular shopping for fabric at our local quilt shops. But the best part is i get to teach her and hand down my quilting to her.

Trish wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Thursday, 16 May 2013, 1:46 PM

I made a quilted pillow from one inch material into a diamond shape for a friend who has breast cancer . I haven't seen her in 44 years that was when we were in high school . I found her again on facebook . When she got her pillow in April 2013 she told me the colors in the pillow matched the colors in her wardrobe and she slept so much better with this pillow under her arm . I was so glad it could make her comfortable . I miss her a lot .

michellesmom wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Thursday, 16 May 2013, 3:22 PM

At our family Christmas party in 2011, my nephew and his wife announced that they were changing their life dramatically - they had applied for (and were later accepted) becoming house parents at the Milton Hershey Boarding School for underprivileged children.  They were to begin training in February, and then be "floating" houseparents until Feb., 2013 at which time they would receive their permanent assignment.   I decided that if I began in January, 2012 and made one (lap) quilt a month, by the time they received their permanent house assignment in Feb., 2013, I would have 13 lap quilts to send.  Then I realized that the house accommodated 12 girls, but with the houseparents, I would want to have 14 quilts made for movie night, etc., so I'd have to add one more quilt sometime in the 13 months I had to work.  On Feb. 26, 2013, I gave the last of the 14 quilts to my sister to deliver to Pennsylvania.

Susan wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Friday, 17 May 2013, 1:46 PM

My proudest moment was designing a quilt for a friend. Made entirely of 1" squares, it depicted a red thunderbird, plus many other symbols & embellishments celebrating her Native Heritage. Made it dor her as she was about to undergo an extremely serious surgery. She said the good vibes are what pulled her through.

Susan wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Friday, 17 May 2013, 1:51 PM

Not as good as my Thunderbird quilt, but an achievement nonetheless. One Christmas we invited the entire family for a party, sit down dinner, at a hotel. I made a different table runner for each family & used these as table decor, by draping them over the fronts of the tables. Lot of work in 3 weeks!

CHRISTINEW-4 wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Friday, 17 May 2013, 2:34 PM

When I first started quilting I started an Ohio Star wall hanging I saw in a magazine. The last page of instruction on how to set in the Star was missing. I managed to finish it without directions and it came out pretty good. I kept that wall hanging for years as inspiration

memoose wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Friday, 17 May 2013, 4:54 PM

When the tsunami hit in Japan, I wondered what I could possibly do to help those people. When I found a resource to send quilts to Japan, I was so happy I had a stash, and quickly finished off 2 quilts in progress, and grabbed 3 more out of the closet to send to them. I was glad to have my quilting skills to be able to help those in dire need in a hurry.

Christine wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Friday, 17 May 2013, 11:43 PM

One of the first quilts I ever made was a gift for my mother-in-law when she celebrated her 50th  wedding anniversary.  I appliqued all the moments in her life as I remembered her during my marriage to my husband.  I was able to include all her children, and each square was an appliqued memory of her life:  Her wedding day, her first house, her love of the lake, and playing cards.  While she didn't travel much, i did include her trip to Hawaii and Disney World. My sister and I hand quilted it, and presented it to her at her anniversary party.  She has it hanging over her bed, and says she thinks of me every time she sees it.  She's 85 years old, now, and whenever I visit her, I walk in her room, and look at all the memories, and remember the  wonderful time that I spent creating this gift!

ls2116 wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 9:51 PM

To date my proudest quilt acomplishment was my "obsession mastered" quilt which I'm now calling clover cross.  

klaynegrimm wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 10:27 PM

Anumber of years ago while my mother was still living she started a guilting group at her church to make money fr their women's circle. They met every Wed  and quilted. My Mother was a great quilter very artistic and wonderful with color she always marked the quilts and a lot of times fixed them if they were not straight or whatever. They decided to make a Tree of life quilt and put the names of all the Families of the church on the leaves the names were embroidered and families donated $5 a piece for their leaves. I got to work side by side with my Mother on this project. The large quilt hangs on the wall of the Sanctuary in the church the Dedication service was wonderful the quilters made a lot of money with all their quilts and did a lot of great charity work with the money. Since I am the only one in my family left that sews let alone quilting I cherish the one project Mom and I got to work on together.

Carol from Pittsburgh wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 7:14 PM

My younger daughter's bridal shower was just a month ago. One of the gifts from me was the throw quilt I made using tartans that were imported from Scotland. I used the tartan for her husband's family and the one from my grandmother's family. It took a lot of planning to get just the right blocks to showcase the fabrics. When she opened the present, she couldn't say anything. She eventually got out, "I'm going to cry. I love this!"  She told me later that she was thrilled to have a new quilt at the beginning of her life with her new husband, one that symbolizes the joining of their families.

lroberts1977 wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Friday, 24 May 2013, 2:27 PM

I'm proud that I finished my "French Roses" quilt and machine quilted it myself. I rented the Lenni long arm machine at my LQS. It was the first bed size quilt I made and only my second quilt. I gave this to my in-laws for Christmas.

moonpie wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Saturday, 25 May 2013, 8:58 PM

My first quilt was a very hard quilt for a beginner. It was a Bethlehem star, it goes by many names. I chose it  #1 because I loved the pattern and #2 it lent itself to a fabriholics dream. But the quilt itself wasn't what I was proud of, it was all those AHA moments I had in learning to quilt and how piecing works! When I tried to put all those diamond points together I struggled with it for a time and then the AHA moment came when I realized how to do it! so that was what I was most proud of..as for the quilt my EX husband got it in the divorce!! It may not be with me but what I learned from it still is!!

moonpie wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Saturday, 25 May 2013, 9:00 PM

My first quilt was a very hard quilt for a beginner. It was a Bethlehem star, it goes by many names. I chose it  #1 because I loved the pattern and #2 it lent itself to a fabriholics dream. But the quilt itself wasn't what I was proud of, it was all those AHA moments I had in learning to quilt and how piecing works! When I tried to put all those diamond points together I struggled with it for a time and then the AHA moment came when I realized how to do it! so that was what I was most proud of..as for the quilt my EX husband got it in the divorce!! It may not be with me but what I learned from it still is!!

isaysew wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 29 May 2013, 10:29 AM

i finally have a double wedding ring KING sized quilt!

melissaquilts wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Wednesday, 29 May 2013, 2:18 PM

My first quilt was a large cat quilt for my daughter. It had 56 different star materials on it (56 different cat silhouettes). It took me quite a while to find the 56 different materials, I looked everywhere I went! I finally got the quilt started and then life interfered with several moves, a divorce, a marriage. The quilt became a family joke, no one thought it would EVER get done. During her senior year of high school I put my mind to it and, without her knowing, I finished it! I gave it to her for her graduation gift. She was stunned. On the label I wrote: Happy Graduation! 12 years in the making....just like this quilt.

I was so proud of myself that I got it done! She loved being able to take it to college with her!

catjo wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Friday, 31 May 2013, 9:03 PM

I took on a new pattern and finished the quilt and submitted it to Quilts for Kids to become a Chapter for our state.  I am not a seasoned quilter so I not only took on a pattern I wasn't sure of I also submitted it to be scruntinized.  I went out on a limb on both accounts.  Good news was I was approved and coming this September our chapter will have our first year anniversary.

MelodyP MO/KS wrote re: May Member Survey: What Quilt Accomplishment Made You the Most Proud?
on Monday, 17 June 2013, 10:09 AM

I have had a feeling of pride with almost every thing I have learned in quilting.  Each technique, each new thing I have done.  The best part is yet to come

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