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Thread: Hello from Rochester, NY!

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    Junior Member x7lillies's Avatar
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    Hello from Rochester, NY!

    Hello Everyone!

    My name is Kim and I started quilting about a year ago. I'd done needlepoint and a few applique lap quilts and baby quilts, but nothing large scale or by-the-block. My first foray into quilting a large piece was a full-sized log cabin quilt (blues and greens), which went together nicely. After that, I made another as a gift for my sister that had started out with the intention of being spring colors, but ended up looking more like rainbow sherbet. It wasn't terrible, but color blending lessons learned!

    After that quilt, I decided to open an etsy shop to try and sell some of my crafts (really, to fund my quilting habit!), including some dog bandanas for fun. No sales yet, but it's only been about 2 months. I've heard these things take time, and maybe sales will start coming in when people start shopping for the holidays. Also, who buys a quilt in the summer? I think cooler weather will help me out, too.

    I have some custom listings, so that I don't have to invest a lot in making quilts I'm not sure I can sell, but I couldn't stand being project-less for too long and made a sunset colors bargello quilt. My largest quilt to date (90" x 90"), it turned out really well! Really square, no major alignment issues, and I even managed to quilt it on my singer! It turned out really nice. Not sold yet, but here's hoping!

    In my spare time, I've been making some quilted fabric postcards and some cute one-block-wonder pot holders for the holidays. I've also started on cathedral window pillow covers for my living room. First attempt at those, and I'm finding them therapeutic. Just the right mix of ironing, machine stitching, and hand sewing. Plus, since it's for me, no rush to get it finished

    I have to say that quilting for me is like therapy. It keeps me focused on just the quilt, and I can de-stress about whatever's going on in my life by joining pretty pieces of fabric together and making something beautiful. My only complaint is that I wish it were a tad less expensive of a hobby :P

    I'm looking forward to having a place to come and share my quilting triumphs and mistakes, and looking forward to seeing what everyone else is up to!

    Thanks for reading,
    Kim

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    Welcome from Louisiana. We would love to see some photos of your work. This is a great place to share and learn!

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    Welcome from Buffalo, NY!!

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    Welcome from Eastern New York!!
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    I actually just posted a picture of my first bargello quilt here:

    My First Bargello!

    I plan on posting some pictures of my cathedral window pillow covers this weekend, too!
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 08-24-2012 at 08:31 AM. Reason: pm to member

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    Welcome from SC Texas. So happy you have joined us.

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    Howdy and welcome, from Texas!
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    Hi Kim, Welcome from Rochester, NY. I live in Henrietta and have been quilting for more than 20 years. I found the answer to your question of being project-less. I was a solitary quilter for a long time and decided that I wanted to find a group of women to quilt with.....and do community service while I was quilting. I belong to a Church-sponsored Quilt Ministry. You don't have to be a member of the church (I am not) but the whole purpose of the group is to make baby quilts for Highland Hospital"s high risk baby nursery. One of the members works as a volunteer and disperses the quilts once we've made them. The group started with 4 or 5 members with only 3 of us who actually knew how to quilt and on any given Sunday, we could number over 15. We meet the 1st and 3rd Sunday afternoons for 3 hours and sew whatever pattern we want from a group stash knowing that the quilts will be donated. It alllows me to work off someone else's stash and it's a very creative environment with a lot of laughs.

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    welcome from se TX
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    Hi Kim, welcome from NE Ohio.

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