I'm Debra from Davis, CA. Started quilting about 7 years ago. Funny thing, no one in my family quilts nor did I know anyone who quilted, just decided one day that I wanted to try it. First quilt was a simple Pioneer Braid made from used flannel shirts and a sheet for backing. I wanted to go cheap in case I didn't stick with it. It turned out so great, I was hooked for life! (wish I had a pic of that quilt, it and my amazing Tumbling Block quilt left with someone a few years ago). Needless to say I dove in hard.... a whole room full of fabric, tools, pattern kits and more than 30 assorted quilt books. I could quit work now and do nothing but make quilts and until I die or Jesus returns and probably still have stuff left (lol).
All my quilts have been made as gifts for family and friend except the Tattered Pioneer quilt I posted a couple of days ago. Took a break for almost 2 years, due to family and health issues but happy to say I am BACK!
I'm happy to have found QCA and hope to make some friends here. I love seeing all the quilts in the gallery, it give me the impetus to get back in it.
Debra in Davis, CA
PS: would love to know if there are any quilters local to me.
Hi Debra! welcome to this site! You are gonna love it here!!!
hi debra, welcome to the group. you will make a lot of friends here. this is a great site
gini in north idaho
Welcome Debra! This is a great site for quilting. Everyone is very friendly and very willing to help! Hope you enjoy your time here!
Welcome to the site. Hope you enjoy your time with us.
Welcome Debra! I used to live in Elk Grove, CA so we were almost neighbors. I live in Nevada now, just outside of Reno. No one in my family was a quilter either, but like you, I just decided one day to try my hand at it, and became addicted. My quilts have all gone to family members and I still have several family members to go. I am a fabriholic and spend a couple hundred dollars every month on fabric. Don't know what my kids will do with all of the fabric once I'm gone because I certainly I don't think I'll outlive my stash.
Welcome Deb and everyone else I missed. You will love it here.
Welcome to the club Debra.
AMEN! To that.
Hello and welcome. My family is definately not filled with quilters either. Not even one. I learned from an ever patient sewing teacher in highschool. Glad to hear you are back to quilting.
P.S. I wish I could quit my job and quilt to my little hearts content also...
I am new here, too. I love the picture of your dogs.
What it is about quilting that gets us hooked anyway? Once you get going, you just can't stop..Ha-ha.
Welcome, Debra! I, like you, have very few quilts in my possession. I just realized a year or two ago that I don't have to have a "reason" to make a quilt. That dawned on me when I found myself yearning to sew and not knowing anyone who needed a quilt. I have also begun using fabrics that I like but that don't match my color scheme or even necessarily anyone's that I know. You know what? If I make a quilt that I can't find an owner for I can save it for an emergency gift or give it to charity. I have vowed not to get hung up on all the details and to just allow myself to have fun!
Melissa http://ardeasnest.blogspot.com"Love isn't what makes the world go round, it's what makes the ride worthwhile."
Debra, welcome to the club, Gald to have you with us ,you are in great company here, Barbara
EAT!! SLEEP !! QUILT!!