Joined Aug 16 2011
50 years old
I am not sure just how I got bitten by the quilting bug. Quilting was not part of my family and I did not have any friends interested in it. However, in 2007 I moved to Parker, CO and as luck would have it, Parker has a wonderful quilt shop, High Prairie Quilts, and I guess I got hooked after just one visit. I decided on making a quilt (without instructions) for a friend and promptly cut off a piece of my left index finger. That taught me to take GREAT care when cutting and that taking a beginner's lesson would be beneficial. Despite the class the rail fence pattern turned into a pinwheel pattern, because I just cannot follow a pattern all the way. I usually read parts of the instructions and then assume I know the rest. This has left me in a bind on several occasions, but I also learned to improvise to keep my losses in check (I just hate to undo stitches). While I enjoy some traditional patterns I often do not care for the traditional fabric. I am looking forward to a new quilting experience.