Tuesday, December 4, 2012

What started it all.

Several years ago I was vacationing at Our Sunset Place, a lovely bed and breakfast on Lake Erie. When I walked it I was struck by two things. The fabulous lake view, and quilts, quilts, quilts. It turns out the the owner was a quilter. Not just a quilter, but a longarm quilter. I shared my desire to learn to quilt when I retired. She challenged me with a WHY wait. I took the challenge and when we return the following year I had my first quilt. I based it on a picture I took from the deck at Our Sunset Place. I called the quilt Catawba Memories. The only thing I knew about quilting was you should use a quarter inch seam. Ignorance is bliss! With no preconceived ideas to get in my way I just picked fabrics that represented our favorite vacation place, Catawba Island, off Port Clinton, Ohio. The first quilt is above. I call this blog Quilting Together because whether it's sharing work on Quilter Club of American, problem solving with friends, or having fun with my granddaughter, quilting is most certainly about giving, sharing, and being with others. In future blogs I'll shared some about my process, trial and errors and the quilting fun I have with my granddaughter.

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