Wednesday, July 9, 2008

My First Quilt


I thought tonight I would give everyone some background information. Just after my husband and I got married I wanted a sewing machine. We went and got a small machine I think it was a Brother. I started making little things like placemats and basket garters. By that following January we had a quilt/sewing shop open in town. So I thought why not learn to quilt. I always liked quilts and how they looked. So I signed up and started my first quilt class in January 1998, it was real basic we learned to make 9-patch blocks, half square tri-angles and something else but I'm not sure what it was. This was a four week class, in class the second week the teacher said that they were going to have a "LATE NIGHT QUILTER". I thought this would be neat to do, so I asked if I could sign-up. I was told that it was not a difficult pattern and should be able to do the project. I bought fabric and I was hooked, the photo above is my first quilt. I was able to finish the top that night. I couldn't believe that I had made this and in one night. That was it from that point on I would go to every class I could and every late night quilter. Pretty soon I was making a quilt every few weeks and have been doing this for over 10 years. Boy time does fly when your having fun. I also got a Viking Rose for my First Anniversary. I think I've talked everyones ears off, so TATA for now. P.S- PeeWee if your looking at the post have a great night in what every city you may be in.

2 comments:

Niki said...

Hi! Welcome to Just Us Quilters. I'm Niki. I also have my Niki's Ventures blog that you can get tons of great freebies on. HUGS!
niki

Valerie said...

I love your story. This is my first visit with you. I found you through Just Us Quilters. I will be back to visit soon.