I learned to quilt in 2002. I'm learning, from my lurking, that that first strip-quilting class may have given me 14 years of bad habits that piecing is forcing me to correct. I signed up for a few mystery quilts, and the one that I made looks fantastic, except that I can't put it together. My half-rectangles were so cattywampus that my rows are off by inches. When you work 60 hours a week, put dinner on the table every night, and try to have a social life plus do some quilting, that can be a bit more than discouraging. Especially when some of the blocks were sooooooo perfect!!!!!!
Then I did a quilt that a dear friend asked me to do for charity. And, even with it's flaws, it earned the charity a lot of money. That, friends, was when I wanted to blog, so that I could learn from others as well as create a record of my beautiful quilts, especially as I don't keep many of them.
This blog is for me to learn from you and to keep myself accountable to my ever growing stash and the UFOs that I have stashed in my closet. I have a long arm quilting machine, but I have tops that need to be quilted. And since I now work for a hospice, I want some of those quilts to grace the laps of my wonderful patients and for their family members to have a wonderful keepsake.