Hello, and welcome! I am new to Blogger, but thought I might give this a try. My name is Jane, and I live in Michigan. I am a wife and mother, and although my family may get mentioned on occasion, they will not be the focus of this blog. This space is for my self expression, and for sharing with all of you my love of all things quilting.
I have been quilting for close to 15 years now. I have learned to quilt mostly from watching the how to quilt shows on PBS and from reading lots and lots of books on quilting. I do all of my work on my sewing machine if at all possible. I really have no patience for hand work. I have managed to learn a lot about the quilting process through trial and error. Here is a picture of my first quilt. It is a sampler quilt. I got the block patterns from a book called "Lapquilting with Georgia Bonesteel". I made this quilt for my daughter. She no longer keeps it on her bed, as it is stained and some of the fabrics have worn through. I did not know any better about choosing fabrics back then. I am more particular now. Someday she will get a new quilt that will fit better with her tastes now that she is an adult.
This is my latest quilt. It was made for my son. He chose the pattern and had input on the color use. As you can see, my skills have progressed some since that first quilt. This quilt replaced one I had made him when he was younger. He loved that other quilt to death. It is in shreds because I used fabrics that were inexpensive and not top quality. So, now he has a new quilt that he took with him to college. Hopefully he will be more careful of this one. ;)