I made my first quilt 21 years ago. I have floated in and out of quilting as with my many other activities. My current project is a new table quilt for kitchen table. Using the traditional block pattern called BROKEN DISHES. my DH doesn't think it's funny.. I however - think I'm hysterical.
I was in the IEQG for a few years back in the early 90's - Hi Girls! I'm not a member of a guild at this time b/c the nearest guild meets on a Tues mid morning during my work hours. That's a darn shame. I would like to be part of a guild again.
I've been sewing since age 8 when my grandmother taught me how to make newspaper patterns and sew doll dresses on her machine. At 13 I worked three paper routes to get the money to buy my first machine, an older black singer (electric)... which I still own (preserved). I did a lot of french seams in those days. In high school my home-ec teacher refused to grade all 17 of my projects for the first semester because she didn't have time AND she down graded a surprise bathrobe from an A to a B when I brought it back in and made football shaped gussets for underarm comfort for my grandmother after Christmas. Seriously, how could I have known that I needed those gussets before I gave it to my grandmother.... IT WAS A SURPRISE GIFT and I took my best guess at her size. I should have been up graded to an A+ for my inventiveness!!!
clearly I'm not over it.
Machines: Old singer, White-Elna, BabyLoc Blind Hemmer, and.... I am the single owner of a Bernina 1130 that I purchased new from Bud in Anaheim back in the late 80's. Memory eternal Bud.