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Location: Maine, United States

I am a 40 something year old mother of 2. I have always been interested in crafts since my sister and I spent summer weeks with my Grandmother, who was a very crafty lady, while my mother was in college. I mostly quilt since I seem to have an obsession with owning large quantities of fabric, but at one point or another think I have tried almost every craft out there.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

have i ever

I have been enjoying reading everyone else's answers to Shelina's have you ever. Here is mine.

Have You Ever?

1. Taken a quilting class
2. Paper pieced
(Like this for precise miniatures)
3. Hand quilted
4. Hand pieced
5. Created your own pattern
(Love my EQ)
6. Published a pattern in a magazine or book
Gone on a quilting retreat
Gone to a quilting conventon
Met someone who wrote a quilting book

10 combined your quilting with some other craft
11. Done any three dimensional quilting - like fabric origami
12. Made something using Thimbleberries fabric
(Not completely, but I do use them. Marden’s has them. :D)
13. Made something using batiks
Dyed your own fabric (We did marbling too. Great fun)
15. Made a landscape hanging
16 Made a New York Beauty quilt
17 Made a baby quilt
(I keep a bunch on hand just in case...)
18 Made a wall hanging
19 Made a journal quilt
20 Submitted your journal quilt for viewing
21 Made a fabric postcard
(I haven’t tried these, but probably will in the near future)
22 Made a artistic trading card (ATC)
23 Exchanged artistic trading cards
24. Mailed your own postcard
Made a lap quilt
26 Made a twin size quilt
27 Made a full size quilt
28 Made a queen size quilt
29 Made a king size quilt
30 Donated a quilt to charity
31 Sent a quilt out to a quilter

32 Thrown away a UFO
(I never throw anything away)
33 Given away a UFO
34 Cut up a UFO and made something else with it
35 Ripped fabric instead of cutting it

36 Made a quilt exactly like the pattern, with no changes whatsoever
(I don’t think I’m capable) 37 Done any Sashiko
38 Quilted your own quilt
39 Did free motion quilting
40 Put any embroidery or beads on your quilt
(I love my embroidery machine)
41 Given away your quilt to a stranger
42 Swapped fabric
43 swapped blocks
44 participated in a round robin
45 participated in an ostritch round robin
(This sounds like fun though)
46 kept a journal about your quilting
47 written a letter to someone who made an antique quilt
49 kept a blog about your quilting
50 participated in a gift exchange
51 sent a quilting random act of kindness
52 joined a newsgroup about quilting
53 made a quilt using a pattern from quilterscache
(Marcia belonged to our quilt guild in the town I just moved from)
54 joined an online block of the month
55 made a block of the month quilt
(Changed the fabrics though so it wouldn't be like everyone else's)
56 subscribed to a fabric of the month club
57 bought fabric at an online store
58 bought fabric from ebay
59 own more than one sewing machine
60 have a room dedicated solely to sewing
61 hide a fabric purchase (DH is wonderful. I don’t have to hide)
62 finished making a holiday gift before July
(I used to do this all the time. Not so much anymore. I’m lucky to finish by Christmas now)
63 spent more than $200 in one quilt shopping trip
(Yeah, I’m not too proud of this one)
64 made a quilt using a book from the library
65 worked with someone else to make a quilt
66. joined a quilt guild
67 become president of a quilt guild
(I’m the person who can’t say “no”)
68 taught a quilting class (This is how I make new friends whenever we move)
69 helped someone else get the quilting bug (I always say I am a quilting pusher. I want to convert the world)
70 taught a child to sew
(Again with the converting the world. Get ‘em young)
71 made a Dear Jane block
72 Made a miniature quilt
(I love miniatures)

73 watch QNN - quilters news network

73 subscribe to a quilting magazine from your own country
74 subscribe to a quilting magazine from another country
75 buy fabric from another country
(Every trip I search for at least one piece of quilting fabric)
76 swapped completed quilts with someone else
77 asked for quilting help online
(A friend and I “cyber quilt”. We send each other pictures and give advice online. The Internet is a wonderful thing!)
78 gone to a quilt shop to ask for quilting help
79 bought fabric at a local quilt shop
80 traveled more than 100 miles to go to a quilt shop
(Maine to Lancaster Co.Penn like 3 years in a row. I must be sick)
81 used nontraditional fabric for a quilt - something other than cotton or flannel
82 made a quilt using instructions given to you on a blog
83 make comments on someone's quilting blog
84 meet a quilter in person after only having talked online
(I would love to do this)
85 had a quilting retreat in your home ( With no water no less :o) )
86 own quilting software
87 made a quilt you designed on your quilting software
(All the time. I love my software)
88 done any quilt research - history, interviewing quilters, etc.
89 had any quilt related subject published anywhere
90 donated a quilt to a museum
91 bought a quilt from a thrift store
(And a yard sale)
92 made a quilt using fabric from a thrift store
93 made a quilt using photos
94 made a pastel quilt
95 made a quilt using brights
96 made a quilt using ethnic fabric from another country - African, Asian, etc.
97 made a quilt using leftover blocks from other quilts
(Waste not want not)
98 had your quilt in a magazine, newspaper, newsletter, TV, etc.
99. submitted your quilt to a quilt show
(I am just not talented enough)
100. won any ribbons with your quilts
101 had more finished quilts than UFOs
102 made a quilt using reproduction fabrics
(My favorites)
103 took a break from quilting that was longer than a year
(It was hard to quilt when the kids were little. I was always afraid they would swallow a pin)
104 made money with your quilting
105 had a job in the fabric / quilting industry
(My first job out of high school :o) )


Blogger Samantha said...

how smart ot keep baby quilts on hand! I keep meaning to do that...

12:23 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

I like all your little side comments. =)

3:03 AM  
Blogger Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Great effort! Love your leaves.

12:42 AM  
Blogger Shelina said...

I am behind reading posts. Thanks so much for completing the quilting meme. Your comments were hilarious, you quilt pusher!

11:49 AM  

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