I've been sewing since I was about 12, and didn't do alot when my kids were growing up since I was a single mom with 2 kids, working full time as a school principal, etc....I got re-married and retired just over 4 years ago, and decided I wanted to get back into sewing, but didn't want to make clothes (why make them when you can get 30% off at Kohl's?) I took my first quilting class, and got hooked! I recently finished a queen sized lone star that I gave to my oldest daughter for her wedding. Now I'm working on a king for my youngest who is getting married in June. As soon as I finish the top, I'll alternate working on quilting it with creating a top for my step-son who is getting married in May! Hopefully in a couple years I'll have the same onslaught of baby quilts! I love hearing about what others are doing and getting ideas. I'll be posting those quilt tops and asking for quilting ideas. I do all machine quilting on my Elna. Love that machine! Looking forward to talking with others on this site!
I am also from the Lehigh Valley, I live in Macungie. I love quilting. Let me know where you live, maybe we can get together one day. I have a Baby Lock Symphony and have not tried machine quilting. I am thinking of taking a class in Pottstown next month.
hi patty welcome ot the group. you will get lots of ideas here for quilting. leah day has a great website, daystyle designs. she has a lot of free patterns and ideas and videos. i look forward to seeing some of your quilts.
gini in north idaho
My sister in law lives in Macungie! We live in Bangor. I have taken lots of classes at Pcono Sew and Vac in Stroudsburg, and that's where I bought my machine. I have an Elna Quilting Queen. I traded in my old Bernina, which I loved, but it had a small neck and couldn't do anything fancy because of it's age. I just love machine quilting! The teacher up at pocono is outstanding and is constantly offering more classes, so I keep learning new things and progressing. If you are considering it...DO IT! You'll love it!
Hi Patty, welcome! Nice to have you join us, enjoy!
Angèle from NWO
Welcome Patty - You will love it here. I have learned so much on this site besides the classes I have taken. Hope to see some pictures of your quilts.
Georgetown CA I'd Rather Be Quilting
Lots of great people & info here!
Teresa in Naperville, Illinois
I'm a material girl....Want to see my fabric collection?
Welcome Patty. This is a great site.
Welcome Patty, I love that area of Pa. Had an aunt and uncle who lived in Stroudsburg. I would stop and see them every year when I travelled between NY and TN.
Hope you will join us often and ask questions when you need help. We enjoy sharing our love of quilting.
Diana in East TN