Front Range Modern Quilt Guild

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Andrea


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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 only read parts of the instructions and then assumed 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 with the modern quilt movement.


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7 Comments

Reply Abby
2:27 PM on October 26, 2013 
Andrea,
Do not feel bad about the ruler gripper at all. Enjoy using it. The tool swap was fun and I am glad to have received the nozzles for glue basting. I am pretty sure I will be using them quite a bit. The swap did remind me that I had been wanting a ruler gripper for a while so after the swap I talked to my husband and he decided to get me one. I won't ever use 2 so please enjoy it without any guilt at all!

Thanks for the thought! but you need to enjoy it! -Abby
Reply Andrea
10:45 PM on September 22, 2013 
Ah, that's what you meant. Either color will work as the background. I'll leave it up to you.
Reply Lyn
9:48 AM on September 22, 2013 
I did go look on Flickr. Just wondering if you needed more blocks with one background or another.
Reply Lyn
6:05 PM on September 21, 2013 
Background color on wonky churn dash?
Reply AngelaN
6:04 PM on September 12, 2012 
Hey Andrea, I cannot think of another way for us to get together before the meeting, so go ahead and mail it to me. My address is 702 Highway 105 #61, Palmer Lake, CO, 80133.
Thank you so very much for helping out!!!
Reply Karen Brauer
10:21 AM on March 8, 2012 
I cut off the top of my index finger a few years ago too. I was cutting from right to left horizontally which is a big no-no. It wasn't so bad that I need stitches. I just put a lot of gauze and tape over it and went on.
Reply Melissa Richie
11:31 PM on August 16, 2011 
Welcome! It sounds like you're in the right place! There are a lot of us who started out the same way you did (minus the slicing of our fingers...), but we improvise, we love the modern fabrics but are drawn to traditional patterns, we get ourselves in binds... :)
That's why being a part of this guild is so great! The forum discussions (only open for paid members) are a great place to come and say "I'm stuck! Any advice?" And within hours or a day or so, we've got answers! The Facebook site is also great for that. :)
Our next meeting is actually this Saturday at Fabric Bliss in Denver, so you should try to come if you can make it! Check out the Calendar tab or over on the right sidebar under the MQG logo for the event. Most of our meetings are in Monument, though, but it's a short drive down from Parker! It'll probably take you longer to get to Fabric Bliss than it would to get to Monument! :)
I hope to meet you soon, but if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. :)
~Melissa

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