My Quiltfolio: The Dream

One of the main reasons I started this blog was to document the quilts I have made and to share the journey of quiltmaking that has become my passion.  I've learned so much from what others have shared online.  Maybe I can help someone else as well. Links to the quilts are on the right side bar menu.

History:  It all started when I was a child, I went with my mother to a weekly church ladies group that met to do a variety of crafts, needlework and quilting.  (My mom taught me to sew and do embroidery, and a friend taught me how to crochet.  So I enjoyed those ladies groups.)

I vividly remember those meetings where the full size quilt racks would be set up and several group members would be gathered around sharing in the quilting.  Most of the quilts they made were "tied" with yarn and sold at their annual craft faire.  When I got married, my mother bought one and gave it to me as a wedding gift.  It wasn't fancy, 4 patch blocks of random fabric, and tied.  Later I somehow acquired another one like it that had a flannel backing.  Those were the most comfortable blankets we ever owned and me and my children dragged them around til they were so frayed it was impossible to think about repairing them. 

But, I never forgot those quilts and always dreamed of being able to make one myself.  That dream stayed with me for many years and finally (in the winter of 2006) began to blossom.

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