Saturday, August 25, 2012

Quilting Gallery Blog Hop & Giveaway - Closed


Blog Hop Party


They are having a blog hop over at Quilting Gallery and since it is very close to my six month blog anniversary and decided to join in the fun.  It is only open to ship to the U.S. (Sorry, to all my International Followers, I love you all!)   Now on to the prizes. My giveaway is..

 




  (5) Moda  Redwork Renaissance (each piece is 9"x21").   It is the fabric that got me hooked on quilting.   I have done several projects like this and that, in this line and I know that some lucky person who sews will love it to.  I just started quilting about six months ago and fell in love with it.   I am a self taught quilter, but I learned to sew from my Mom and home economics class in Middle school.  I love that there is such a wealth of information and inspiration on the internet now to gain more knowledge from.  So, now on to how to win this beautiful bundle.

Giveaway runs from now until ends September 3 and I will randomly draw a winner and announce the winner then.   You have two chances to enter..
1. Leave a comment telling me who taught you to quilt?  Or what or who prompted you to start?

2. If you are a follower old or new please leave a comment telling me!

If you are a no-reply blogger, leave your email or I will draw a new name.
Thanks and Good Luck!
This Giveaway is now Closed ~ Thank you all that entered!
Pin It Now!

229 comments:

  1. This is beautiful fabric! I've only been quilting a couple of years now and self-taught. I've always wanted to learn but was terrified and didn't know where to start. Quilting Bloggers are great people to learn from! Thank you for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm a new follower and I absolutely love your fabrics. I learned from a lady that had just opened her quilt shop and she was advertising to have students. I ended up with semi-private lessons for free and learns so much from her. She loved my quilting stitches so much she gave me one of her quilts to hand quilt and then she entered it in the local fair. She has since passed but I love her for all the knowledge she passed on to me and I'm now passing on to my daughter.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I always knew that I would be a quilter at some point in my life, as I've always sewed and loved fabric. 30 years ago, I remember telling a dear friend, who is and was a quilter, that someday I would quilt, and sure enough, when my work load lightened up and my children were independent, the time was right. I have taken a couple classes to learn the basics, but honestly, I have learned as much or more just from reading quilt blogs. I'm so happy to be a quilter, and even happier that I am a quilter at this time, when we have blogs, pinterest, and internet (for shopping)!

    ReplyDelete
  4. My grandmother always quilted when I was little but she died when I was about 12 so I didn't get to learn from her. I registered for a class being taught by the Homemakers local office and joined in with it. I been quilting ever since!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh my goodness....look at all that red and those polka dots....*sigh* :) Well I just started quilting last year but I've wanted to learn for a long long time. I made my first quilt when last year when my granddaughter was born and I haven't stopped since! I just bought a pattern and jumped right in. I do have some wonderful online buddies who quilt and they have been wonderful to help with all my questions.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm happy to say that I am your newest follower!

    ReplyDelete
  7. My grandmother taught me to sew and I taught myself to quilt.

    Awesome giveaway - I have one too. Come visit.

    Dona
    sewingmilesofsmiles.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm a follower!

    Dona
    sewingmilesofsmiles.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am currently teaching myself to quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Such beautiful fabric! I sew, but I have not started quilting yet. My mother taught me how to sew when I was a young teen.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am teaching myself to quilt through blogs and tutorials!

    ReplyDelete
  12. A co-worker talked me into taking a class from her (free) and I fell in love with quilting. LOL, I think she should be ashamed of taking over my life this way.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I am self taught (blog taught) how to quilt. I started last December and love it. So you are one of my teachers thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I also follow you and have for a while.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am a beginner, and think it was seeing all the glorious and colorful quilts on Flickr that got me pulled in!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'm a new follower! Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I have been sewing most of my life, but learned most of what I know about quilting from watching HGTV's "Simply Quilts".

    ReplyDelete
  18. I taught myself to quilt. I had been sewing for years since age 10 but didn't start quilting until 7 years ago.

    ReplyDelete
  19. A good friend introduced me to quilting but mostly I am self taught thanks to the internet. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  20.  Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize. I took private lessons for 4 months and have been quilting gor 7 years now.



     

    ReplyDelete
  21. I taught myself machine quilting with tips from Georgia Bonesteel and Elenora Burns on TV after a few years. I did take a hand piecing class. Only time I've ever done it.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I've been following for a while.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Great giveaway - I love red and these baby's are beautiful! Thanks for the chance!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I guess I taught myself after looking at tutorials online and reading some books. My mom was there to fill in the cracks with advice. :) Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  25. What a fun giveaway! I took my first quilting lesson from Eleanor Burns, believe it or not - a log cabin quilt-in-a-day. Years later, my aunt re-introduced me to quilting, rotary cutting style.

    ReplyDelete
  26. And now I'm following you via Bloglovin!

    ReplyDelete
  27. My mom taught me the basics, and I've taught myself more online!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I am a self taught quilter. I was inspired to begin quilting after I was asked to make a block for a graduation quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hi, I started quilting with my mom, we took a class together..our first quilts were "trip around the world"...I miss my mom!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I'm teaching myself through books and blogs and the internet :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. I'm teaching myself with the help of all the generous bloggers out there and books. :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. Wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance! I'm a follower! Have a Nice Day! :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. I am a self taught quilter. I mostly checked out quilting books from the library.

    ReplyDelete
  34. After a tough semester of college, I sold back as many books as I could and went straight to Walmart to buy the cheapest sewing machine they had. I taught myself to quilt that summer and I am still even using the same cheapo machine 11 years later!

    ReplyDelete
  35. My mom got me on the quilting bug :)

    ReplyDelete
  36. I bought a book than gave it a whirl and have been sewing ever since.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Great fabrics! I got inspired to start quilting after realizing I needed to pick up a new hobby after giving up World of Warcraft. All the ladies in my family (at least on my dad's side) are crafty, but none of them really had taken to quilting...so to be different, I decided it was for me! :)

    ReplyDelete
  38. I had wanted to quilt for several years, but I was afraid to try quilting on my own. A friend of mine quilts, and she was sweet enough to teach me how! :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. About 6 years, my youngest sister wanted to do a round robin quilt with her 3 other sisters. We all live in 4 different states. I got hooked & have been quilting ever since. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  40. I'm a follower - thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Beautiful fabric! Thanks for the giveaway! My mom taught me to sew, and then I sort of taught myself to quilt. It's a great hobby and I love it! :0)

    ReplyDelete
  42. I am actually so new to quilting, that I haven't even started yet. I am much like you. I found some fabric that I fell in love with, purchased it, and am not patiently waiting to get my sewing machine out of storage to start! (I am in the process of moving). My friends actually inspired me. I love seeing what they create and I know that I could do it too. So I am going to be self teaching myself!

    ReplyDelete
  43. i started in janurary of this year so i learned from books and the internet

    ReplyDelete
  44. I mostly learned to quilt by reading books and magazines but also had my MIL to answer questions when needed.

    ReplyDelete
  45. I taught myself. I just found quilts so beautiful and I love all the fabrics and colors.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Love this fabric! A friend of mine named Michelle she owns the LQS. I have learned a lot from the internet and blogger about a lot of subjects.

    ReplyDelete
  47. I am a old follower who enjoys your company in blogland!

    ReplyDelete
  48. My friend (and neighbor) taught me to quilt a year and a half ago and I love it (think she created a quilting 'monster' LOL!) Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  49. My Aunt Louise kinda taught me to sew. Growing up she always made my sister and I our Sunday dresses out of beautiful calicos ( usually purple or lavenders because those were her favorite colors)and she made my barbie clothes and doll quilts. When I grew up I no longer lived close to her but her inspiration stuck and I made my first quilt at 18 yrs old. However I just recently in the last year started sewing again. WOW at all the new modern fabric - I LOVE it! (But I will always have a soft spot for lavender calicos)Thanks for the chance at the giveaway - could def use some reds for my stash!!

    ReplyDelete
  50. Oh, I have been following your blog for coupla months now!! Love it!!

    ReplyDelete
  51. I have always loved crafts, but when my husbands military career took us to a station where it was me, and the cows across the street, I picked up quilting. I also had two small children at the time, and so I really didn't get much done at the time. I am just now at retirement age getting more into quilting.

    ReplyDelete
  52. My Mom taught me to sew...quilting was a self-taught thing...I learn from the internet...and that's about all. =) Thanks for a chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  53. I am happy follower number 176, I sure hope that is a lucky number.

    ReplyDelete
  54. I came from a family of 8 kids and none of them but me took up sewing/quilting. My mom had a sewing machine but only used it to do mending. I'm self taught with the help of quilting clubs and the internet. What got me started was my first grand child. Which died at birth, but I still gave the quilt to my daughter who adores it. I now have 2 grand kids to quilt for. Yippee

    ReplyDelete
  55. I first taught myself with a book by Alex Anderson that got me started quilting. Then I just started taking classes and haven't looked back.

    ReplyDelete
  56. I was inspired by my sister!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  57. I am a google follower!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  58. Not sure how I learned - Mom and Grandmother both sewed all my clothes and theirs - started very young 6 or so getting to use the scraps to make doll clothes - then progress as I got older to people clothes - then when the children came along made most all of their clothes - then the quilting bug hit and that is what I enjoy doing the most now.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!
    Fun4Me1249@aqol.com
    MaryLou

    ReplyDelete
  59. My mom taught me to sew when I was 9 or 10 yo. About 1980 my mom and I found an elderly lady that was teaching quilting for free. We grew so large that we became the Crazy Quilters group and meet once a month. We did this until I had to go to work and quilting stopped. Now I am retired and back to quilting and loving it all over again. Going to join a quilt guild next month that a friend introduced me to. New follower and love the red and white fabrics.
    Sharon in Florida

    ReplyDelete
  60. I am a new follower!!!!
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  61. I am also a self taught quilter. Not being able to sew a straight line, I turned to paper piecing. Love the red and white fabric and would be perfect for my Rabbit's love RedWork project! I am a follower

    ReplyDelete
  62. I'm self taught. I'd been wanting to make a quilt for awhile, and then I found the quilting section at my library. The end.

    ReplyDelete
  63. I have only been quilting for about 6 years. I am self taught. I had to find something to do after I became an empty nest mama. I also taught myself to sew over 30 years ago. I love red fabric.

    ReplyDelete
  64. I've been following for a couple of months. I took a class to learn how to quilt. My husband was the one who said, "you would like this. Why don't you take a class?" What a cool husband even after many hundreds of dollars on fabric later.....
    Cute red fabric. Red is my favorite color, unless I'm in the mood for yellow and blue or purple.

    ReplyDelete
  65. I taught myself to quilt, I was inspired by my great aunt's silk and velvet crazy quilt that she made....I was a very young child when I saw it but I remember it just like it was yesterday. When she died, my cousins gave me my aunt's ivory crochet hooks...I treasure them to this day.

    sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  66. My Mom taught me to quilt.....and she is still at it at age 91! thanks for the opportunity to win!

    ReplyDelete
  67. I'm following.........thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  68. I wanted a scrap quilt back in the 1990's, so I bought a book and made one :-) It is funny what you can do if you just dive in! Thanks for the chance to win - I would love to make a completely red and white quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  69. My husband started quilting and I decided to give it a try too. Thanks for chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  70. My mom and grandmother taught me to sew. I used to sew a lot of clothes... it wasn't until I was in college that I started to quilt. I taught my mom how ;) many years ago. We are now quilting buddies and go on quilt retreats together. Thank you for the opportunity to win such an awesome give away.

    ReplyDelete
  71. beautiful fabric.
    I don't know how to quilt, but I am teaching myself crazy quilt and its going really well. Not the frau frau crazy quilt, but my version of a quilt about me to give to my grandson.
    Now I'll go look around your blog. We have a lot of the same interests.
    Carol

    ReplyDelete
  72. I just started quilting about two weeks ago. I wanted something that I could make that was completely unique. The first quilt that I made is for my cousin's baby who will be born in January. I gave it to my cousin today and she was so appreciative! I really enjoyed her reaction :)

    ReplyDelete
  73. I learned through trial and error because I wanted to make a baby quilt for our first son.

    ReplyDelete
  74. My mother taught me to quilt.

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

    ReplyDelete
  75. follower

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

    ReplyDelete
  76. My mom and grandmother are not very crafty, but I understand my great grandmother was a quilter. She didn't make beautiful quilts - she made strip quilts...and they were HEAVY. My family has several and over the years I came to appreciate her handiwork. That's what attracted me to quilting...family history, but I had to learn to quilt from someone outside the family.

    ReplyDelete
  77. I follow by email and enjoy receiving your posts. Keep them coming and thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  78. The internet and books taught me to quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  79. I had never ever even seen a quilt till I met my husband many years ago. My mother in law taught me the basic's and then I learned a long the way. I was looking around your blog and you are one talented lady! Love the red and white fabric prize and you are so correct, who ever wins it will love it !

    ReplyDelete
  80. I am a follower and am so enjoying your blog !

    ReplyDelete
  81. I too am a self taught quilter, but I did learn to sew in Home Ec. class in school. I decided to start quilting when I saw the adorable Faux Chenille blankets on Pinterest and I decided that I just HAD to make my friends who were expecting babies those blankets. I jumped right into it and I get some advice from my Mother-In-Law who knows sewing basics.

    ReplyDelete
  82. That fabric is so beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win it. My mother taught me to sew when I was very little, but I taught myself how to quilt.I bought a quilt book and loved it and the rest is history as they say.

    ReplyDelete
  83. Red and white, my favorite! I wanted to make bed quilts for my girls so I took a class. Have loved it ever since.

    ReplyDelete
  84. I have been following you for a while.

    ReplyDelete
  85. I took a beginning quilt class and loved it.

    ReplyDelete
  86. I taught myself how to quilt. Unfortunately all my aunts and grandmas who quilted were gone by the time I decided I wanted to learn.

    ReplyDelete
  87. I taught myself to quilt but not to sew. My grandmother did that. Since I no longer sew clothes, I needed an outlet for my sewing addiction. Quilts were perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  88. love reds woohoo.
    my mom taught me to quilt

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  89. Love the sweet reds and white here. I can't remember where the first inspiration to quilt came but I started preparing for it in the hopes I could learn someday. When I was able to upgrade to a better sewing machine, the Bernina salesman paid for my first class! My life changed completely :-)

    ReplyDelete
  90. In 1976 we celebrated America's birthday BIG TIME, and there were many craft shows and exhibits that featured early American crafts, including quilting and patchwork. At that time there were barely any books, so I learned as I sewed. I love the fact that there is always something new to learn!

    ReplyDelete
  91. I am a happy new follower of your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  92. I taught myself to quilt using books and the Internet. I decided to learn after college to fill my free time, then really ramped up once I had my son. Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  93. I love those colors. I have red all over my house. I've only ever made patchwork quilts and blankets. I have noone to teach me and I'm a little intimidated by the intricate pattern on many quilts. Your squares look amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  94. Love the red and white!! I want to do a redwork project, so these fabrics would be perfect! :-) My Mom inspired me to want to sew. She always made all the outfits for my sisters and myself-- usually matching. :-) She was always making something special on her old sewing machine-- doll clothes, curtains, table cloths, etc.. I was so amazed at the beautiful things she would create and couldn't wait until I was old enough to learn too! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  95. I am a new follower. Thank you for the chances to win!

    ReplyDelete
  96. I love red!

    Who taught me to quilt? Me, I guess. I have sewn my entire life and started quilting after my children were grown to fill my time.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  97. I taught myself to quilt a few years back. I had this crazy idea to make a scrap quilt for my daughter and things just snowballed from there! Thanks for the chance to win such pretty fabrics!

    ReplyDelete
  98. I learned to sew by hand when I was about 5, and was sewing on a machine by the time I was 7 or 8. My mom made several Dresden plate quilts, one each for my sister and me, and at least one more that she never got quilted. But she didn't teach me to quilt. It didn't seem too hard to stitch together 9-patch blocks, so I made a lap quilt for my grandfather about 40 years ago. Then I made a queen-size quilt for our bed. And then I didn't quilt again until a few years ago. When I say quilt, I mean stitch blocks together. The actual quilting together 3 layers is really new to me and I've learned by reading books and looking at other quilts. I love the red and white Moda fabrics you've chosen to give away. Thank you for offering them.

    ReplyDelete
  99. Those fabrics are so lovely. I learned to hand sew and embroider from my mom and I'm a self thought quilter.

    ReplyDelete
  100. I'm a new follower. Thank you for stopping by my blog and participating on the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  101. I taught myself. My mother taught me to sew, but she's not with us anymore, so I'm winging it. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  102. my mother taught me how to quilt. when I was younger a quilt was always in the living room.

    ReplyDelete
  103. I took a quilting class in a local craft store, but my sister in law learned the Quilt in a Day method and that's what got us BOTH hooked on quilting! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  104. Guess I have to give credit to Fon"s & Porter"s "Love of Quilting" series on PBS channels!! Watched & watched their shows every week....and decided I could do it too! Lol....so between books from the library, and a Best Friend that wanted to make Quilts too...we shared cups of tea & perused the Quilt books & magazines....and we both are still working away at it! YAY!

    Thanks for chance to win! :)

    ReplyDelete
  105. I taught myself how to quilt less than 2yrs ago. I've always been crafty and have tried my hand at many different things.

    ReplyDelete
  106. My mom taught me how to sew and my quilting has been mostly self taught with classes and tutorials, books and blogs. You're doing amazing work for such a newbie.

    ReplyDelete
  107. I taught both of my daughters to quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  108. I actually learned to quilt only a few years ago. It was meant to be a retirement hobby and turned into an obsession. I took class at a local quilt store. Thanks for the giveaway. The fabrics are great!

    ReplyDelete
  109. I'm happy to say that I am a new follower, Amy!

    ReplyDelete
  110. I learned from my mom. I have been a long time follower.

    ReplyDelete
  111. Oh my goodness! I LOVE this fabric! I am self taught. My mom taught me how to sew when I was little and I have taken it from there!

    ReplyDelete
  112. I am a new follower via Google Reader.

    ReplyDelete
  113. I was self taught and then started learning stuff from blogs and quilt a-longs.

    ReplyDelete
  114. What pretty fabrics. My mom taught me to quilt and now we do it together!

    ReplyDelete
  115. I too am pretty much a self taught quilter. I decided to make my first foray into quilting as a spur of the moment gift decision. I had decided that I was making a lap quilt for my ailing mother for Mother's Day. When I decided this, it was 3 weeks until Mother's Day. I went out, found a used quilting book at a store, bought some fabric, and went to work. I actually finished it, and had it mailed off to her on the day before Mother's Day. She got it the day after Mother's Day.

    ReplyDelete
  116. Hi there! I'm a self taught quilter. With the help of Youtube! A coworker made a beautiful quilt for me when I was undergoing chemo for breast cancer. I asked her to bring in some other things she was working on and she showed me the basics of how a quilt is pieced together. I went out and bought a simple Brother machine and now I'm hooked. In fact, i just finished a lap quilt for my sister who herself just went through breast cancer. Very theraputic to be able to make something for someone you love!

    ReplyDelete
  117. I learned to sew in Home Ec in Jr High, and I learned to quilt from books..

    ReplyDelete
  118. I pretty much learned to sew by watching my mom and sisters. Learned to quilt by playing under the quilt while the neighborhood ladies quilted and chatted. Learned to piece and FMQ and do all the modern stuff by reading blogs in the last 2 years. Love the reds.

    ReplyDelete
  119. My mom taught me.

    winterwrens at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  120. I learned watching Simply Quilts on HGTV.

    ReplyDelete
  121. I learned watching Elearnor Burns. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful fabrics.

    ReplyDelete
  122. I am new follower for sure. I've always enjoyed sewing and my grandmother was a quilter. When she passed away I wanted to keep quilting in the family so I started, and out of frustration (not knowing what I was doing), stopped. Then I met a group of ladies who inspired me so I started quilting again and enjoy it so much. deanie dot dream at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  123. My mom made many quilts and taught me how to hand stitch and applique. I wish she were here to coach me now!

    ReplyDelete
  124. thanks for the giveaway--very pretty fabric-- my grandmothers taught me about sewing, i am looking forward to teaching my granddaughter
    cjscraftcorner(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  125. Some church ladies got me started with the very basics and I've been self teaching myself since. Quilting is so much fun!

    Thanks for having a giveaway! The fabric is lovely. :)

    Cassandra

    ReplyDelete
  126. My mother instilled in me a love of hand work. She didn't quilt, but taught me to knit and crochet. I made my first quilt using Eleanor Burns' log cabin quilt in a day. Thanks for the chance to win these pretty fabrics.

    ReplyDelete
  127. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  128. I started quilting about 2 yrs ago, for my new granddaughters, I made ones, Nursery out of Lilly and Will and I am self taught through blogs. Now I spend alot of time with bloggers thru hops and sew along to learn more than the basics, Please join my blog so we can help each other

    ReplyDelete
  129. I am a self taught quilter since 2007. The biggest thing to know is that you can never learn enough. I just adore your red fabrics, I did one Redwork quilt and always wanted to do another. This could be my chance.

    ReplyDelete
  130. I am new to your blog and am now a faithful follower, Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  131. My mom taught me how to sew, so when my first child was born it was a logical step to make him a quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  132. I mostly learned how to quilt from books. Eleanor Burns' Quilt in a Day was my first several quilts.
    Thanks for being a part of this blog hop. I have enjoyed exploring your blog. Besides the great quilting, I love reading about your crochet and cooking.

    ReplyDelete
  133. I have become an email follower.

    ReplyDelete
  134. I was prompted to give it a go by my step-mom. But I consider myself self taught.

    ReplyDelete
  135. I learned to quilt with a sweet woman named Joyce, in a bible study group through our church. I love it so very much.

    ReplyDelete
  136. I had moved to a farm outside a small town of 900...the quilt shop offered a free class on Turning Twenty Again. Within 2 weeks I had made 2 quilt tops...9 months later I ordered my longarm and opened a quilting business! LOVE IT!!!

    ReplyDelete
  137. I took my first class with a Canadian woman, Judi. She was an excellent teacher!

    ReplyDelete
  138. none teached me, I recently passionated in quilting and I am learning from blogs and on "Craftsy free block of the month"

    ReplyDelete
  139. I am your new GFC follower
    fingers crossed!

    ReplyDelete
  140. I taught myself to quilt. I was very inspired by my grandmother, who didn't quilt, but taught me to embroider when I was about 5 or 6 years old. I've loved sewing ever since.

    ReplyDelete
  141. My mom was the first to teach me to quilt when I was about six. I have also had a lady at work though who has really helped me with different styles.

    ReplyDelete
  142. Hello Amy From new Follower #211.

    Thanks for the chance to win theses great red & white fabrics. I have been drooling over them since I first saw them. Welcome to the world of quilting from newbie to another.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

    ReplyDelete
  143. I first taught myself to quilt from magazines thinking it would be an inexpensive gift to make for showers and such. NOT! But then, when I really needed time for me, I signed up for an adult ed quilting class...using the time saving features of rotary cutters and rulers...I was hooked after that! Found out one of my grandmothers was a quilter but she had died when I was a child and I didn't know about quilting then. Wish she was around now!

    ReplyDelete
  144. I too am a new quilter and there have been to great source for me. The internet is endless fountain of info. on things like searches, blogs, hops and Quilterscache.com.

    But when thing I love to going to the library. I can find so many books not only from my library...but any library that has Inter Library Loan or known as ILL. I can check the books out for between 3 weeks to a month plus or more. And copies are a great way to add patterns for something like 10 cents a page. My library is a little village library and they have even books that I recommend to our shelves. They love it.

    Like right Now I'm looking at a couple doll quilt books (good way to learn how to make blocks and are Great for seeing a finished project!!), a vintage apron book, an one on RedWork. I love added hand stitching to my things. Your fabrics are just calling to me for a RedWork SunBonnet Sue wallhanging.

    Thank You for the chance to win such beautiful collection of fabrics.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

    ReplyDelete
  145. My grandmother taught me how to quilt when I was 15... the one craft she taught us that caught on! :)
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

    sarita0818 at comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  146. I am also a follower now ~
    Thanks for the opportunity to win that lovely fabric! :)

    sarita0818 at comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  147. My SIL started my quilting - she taught me how and showed me, most importantly, how to shop for fabric ;)

    ReplyDelete
  148. Honestly, I taught myself. I'd been reading quilting blogs and really wanted to learn so I just jumped in with both feet!

    ReplyDelete
  149. My mother taught me to quilt. I began full time when moved to help/live with my parents. There is a long line of quilters on the maternal and paternal sides of my family. I quilt because it is fun and a shared hobby with my mother.

    ReplyDelete
  150. I learned instead of smocking when my first daughter was born. (It's a long story.)

    ReplyDelete
  151. I'm a new follower.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

    ReplyDelete
  152. I don't quilt, but I sew tote bags, pillows, and other items for my group, World of Charity Stitching. We donate them to a nursing home and a domestic violence shelter.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

    ReplyDelete
  153. I started sewing (not quilting) a couple years ago and then started finding and reading crafty/sewing blogs and then I started seeing quilts I liked on the blogs and found some good easy beginner tutorials and thought that it looked like something I could do. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  154. We sewed for 4-H and clothes for ourselves then I got into quilting too.

    ReplyDelete
  155. Love those red fabrics!!! i taught myself to quilt and have loved it!

    ReplyDelete
  156. Love the red fabrics and the purse you made.
    I had a friend who was pregnant and I want to make a quilt for the baby so I took a class. Everything was done by hand, you had to cut the pieces with scissors and hand sew and quilt it. We've sure come a long ways in quilting!! sandi1100@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  157. A friend and I traded handmade goods. She sent me my first quilt. Not much later I decided I had to try it for myself.

    ReplyDelete
  158. My grandmother....sure wish I'd paid more attention!!

    ReplyDelete
  159. 8 yrs ago when I was pregnant with my daughter (2nd child) a pastor's wife at our church taught a quilt class and I thought I'd make the baby a quilt, afterwards she asked all of us if we'd get into quilting and I said No not really.... little did I know that it was a big fat LIE! I'm hooked, I love quilting, I long arm quilt as a business too, I've taught quilt classes now and been making and selling patterns and was published in McCalls too!

    ReplyDelete
  160. I sat under the quilting frame in my grandmother's living room. But I didn't start quilting until much later.

    ReplyDelete
  161. I am a new follower of yours now and red is simply a gorgeous color.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...