Sandi Delman is a QM reader who astounds us with her
productivity. We've been acquainted with Sandi for a long time and were
thrilled when she agreed to help us run our first Mystery Quilt-Along. I asked
Sandi to tell us a little more about herself and her quilting journey.
"I've been a quilter since 1999. I wanted to fill up space
in my newly acquired home and cost for the large walls was way more than my
budget could handle. I shifted my focus from clothing to quilting and created
my first wall hanging. It continues to be displayed 12 years later as you enter
my home. It was made from the Quilt in a Day pattern called Bears in the Woods.
has passed and lots has happened in my quilting world. I belong to three quilt
guilds; I have been chairperson for Project Linus in one for several years,
president in another and a big contributor in the third. I've been published
several times in Quiltmaker and was selected to participate in the Road to California
at a local quilt shop, Memory Lane, and made fundraising quilts for
Make-a-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, San Diego Humane Society,
American Legion Auxiliary, Alzheimers Association, Operation Homefront, and
America Supports You. I've also donated quilts to the Veterans Administration,
National Children's Home in the United Kingdom, Quilts 4 Cancer, and of course
more than I can count to Project Linus.
did you begin reading Quiltmaker and making quilts from QM patterns?
not certain how I first started with Quiltmaker, but my first issue is
March/April '99 (No. 66) and has March Mascots on the cover. I've kept
every issue since that time (and even picked up a couple earlier ones from
made 35 quilts from Quiltmaker over the years, two were mystery designs.
In my bucket list today are plans to make three more. The first Quiltmaker
pattern I used was Happy to be Scrappy from Sept/Oct '99 (No. 69) (this
was also the second quilt I made). I can't recall ever having a problem with
any of the instructions and I continue to use techniques from QM's Basic
Lessons. I often pass along to other quilt enthusiasts how much I enjoy Quiltmaker
and I encourage them to get a subscription.
us a bit about your blog:
in July '10. It was
started to participate in Judy Laquidara's Patchwork
Times Sunday Stash Report. I wanted to participate with others, gain
inspiration and use up my stash rather than purchase new. My blog quickly
evolved to participate in Judy's Design Wall Monday and then to various
projects that I'm working on during the week. I display projects along with
pertinent information to acquire the patterns. I provide helpful hints on
techniques and favorite tools that I've used during these projects."
feel certain you'll find Sandi to be a fun quilting buddy during Quiltmaker's Mystery Quilt-Along!