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    Good questions! I can't wait to learn more about everyone.

    I don't have much of a quilting history yet, but here it goes...

    Who taught you how to quilt? I am teaching myself with wonderful resources like this.

    What pattern was the first quilt you made? It is in progress and it is kind of loosely based on a pattern called "Baby Craze"

    Do you still have your 1st quilt? I do since it's not done! It will go to my dearest friend's daughter.

    Which of your quilts is your favorite and why? n/a

    What do you do with the quilts you make? n/a, yet!

    What is the oldest quilt in your collection? n/a

    Do you belong to a guild, or attend workshops? I don't think there is a guild in my town. I would love to attend a workshop/class.

    Have you ever entered a quilt in a quilt-show or fair? No. At the moment, that doesn't really appeal to me.

    Have you encouraged others to try quilting? Yes!! I am trying to get someone else hooked on it so I have a quilting buddy!

    Why do you quilt? I love, love handmade things and I am really attracted to the creative possibilities quilting offers. I love a challenge!

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    Who taught you how to quilt?
    I was taught to quilt by my grandma and a neighbor lady at the age of 12 when I wanted to do what they did and wanted to make a gift.

    What pattern was the first quilt you made?
    Lemoyne star, not a good pattern to begin with. LOL!

    Do you still have your 1st quilt?
    Yes, it came back to me by the owners daughter when she passed away.

    Which of your quilts is your favorite and why?
    My favorite is always the current one I'm working one, I always think it is the best one!

    What do you do with the quilts you make?
    Some I keep, most I give away to friends and family or charity.

    What is the oldest quilt in your collection?
    Two of my grandma's from the early nineteen 100s. One applique and one simple patchwork.

    Do you belong to a guild, or attend workshops?
    I do not belong to a guild, used to but they demanded too much of my time and at the time didn't have time to give. Now that we are retired we are more busy with family and traveling so a guild doesn't fit our lifestyle.

    Have you ever entered a quilt in a quilt-show or fair?
    NO, I just sew for me.

    Have you encouraged others to try quilting?
    Yes, have introduced several to quilting including my two sisters.

    Why do you quilt?
    I guess part of it is the artist in me, as the tops are the fun part! I started quilting at a very young age of 12 cause I wanted to make a gift. I made baby quilts into my twenties to give to siblings as they had children. (I'm one of 11 siblings and have 32 nieces and nephews.) Soon after my children were born I saw an antique quilt I wanted but it was too expensive so I reproduced it! Tea dyed, the whole nine yards. Still have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millstream Mom
    There are so many wonderful quilters out there that I thought I'd play "Tell Me About...." I'm sure there are some fascinating quilting stories!

    Who taught you how to quilt?

    What pattern was the first quilt you made?

    Do you still have your 1st quilt?

    Which of your quilts is your favorite and why?

    What do you do with the quilts you make?

    What is the oldest quilt in your collection?

    Do you belong to a guild, or attend workshops?

    Have you ever entered a quilt in a quilt-show or fair?

    Have you encouraged others to try quilting?

    Why do you quilt?
    I taught myself to quilt. My first quilt was "grandmother's garden" I still have it and its a UFO - I'm hand quilting it, it was all sewn by hand (king size). I don't have one favorite, but if I had to choose I'd say "Precious Cargo" a baby quilt I made for a past student who now works with my husband. It's bright appliqued trains. I give my quilts away as gifts. The oldest one is my first one. I don't belong to any guilds nor do I show my quilts anywhere. I encourage others only by sharing what I'm doing and I tell everyone about this board. I quilt because I love fabric, I love to touch fabric and the art of it. I love handmade things and the history of quiltmaking. Its such a facinating art form. And practical too!

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    Who taught you how to quilt?I took a quilt as you go class. Hated it. Said I will never quilt again. A new employee came to work with me and she was beginning to quilt. I got the fever again.

    What pattern was the first quilt you made?Triple Irish chain from that first class. I have never finished it. next was a variation of the Ohio Star.

    Do you still have your 1st quilt?My first finished quilt is still in my possession.

    Which of your quilts is your favorite and why?October Sky made for my son.

    What do you do with the quilts you make?give them away. I have 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 9 ggc. They all have a quilt.

    What is the oldest quilt in your collection?It is a quilt top made by my Mom when she was 14 years old. I will handquilt it one of these days.

    Do you belong to a guild, or attend workshops?I belong to a small group and have gone to many retreats and workshops.

    Have you ever entered a quilt in a quilt-show or fair?Yes, just locally.

    Have you encouraged others to try quilting?Yes, my daughter and my granddaughter who is 10.

    Why do you quilt?It gives me great pleasure to quilt, to give a quilt as a gift and to spend time with other quilters.

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    OK - I'm game and unemployed - AGAIN - so I've got time.

    I taught myself to quilt. Mom taught me how to wind a bobbin.
    First pattern was a simple one patch that followed diagonally across the quilt.
    I made it for my best high school friend's wedding present and she doesn't even remember it - about 37 years ago.
    Favorite quilt? Oh, please. There is no way I could choose. There are too many. But I do love the one I sleep under, and my avatar one, and my Snail Trail, and the one I made that will finally have a grandbaby attached to it, and the one on the back of my couch.... OK you get the idea.
    I give them away, I sell them, I hang them all over the house, and sleep (or rest) under them.
    The oldest is another one patch thing that my mom - who knew I was getting into this - cut patches for out of the leftovers of all the clothes she made for all four of her girls. It's a moving blanket, and picnic blanket, and when it gets really cold here in Maine, I offer it to any guests who are freezing to sleep under - when it's at home and not with one of my kids.
    I joined a guild one year and went to about 6 meetings. Then I had to work at night and couldn't go anymore. I have never taken a workshop or a class. I buy books, or look on-line and figure 'em out on my own.
    I've never entered a quilt show but do enter into our local county fair. And I have never received less than a blue ribbon.
    I encourage anyone who will listen to me - not many takers so far - they're afraid.
    And I do it because it keeps me sane, and productive, and I love putting colors together and hand quilting is therapeutic, and they decorate my home and make me happy and keep me warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millstream Mom
    There are so many wonderful quilters out there that I thought I'd play "Tell Me About...." I'm sure there are some fascinating quilting stories!

    Who taught you how to quilt? I'm self-taught. My mom taught me simple sewing when I was about 7yrs old. My best friend and I spent hours making dresses for clothespin dolls (remember those?) from cloth scavenged from our mothers' rag bags (and remember those?). Mom taught me knit, too, but I also taught myself embroidery, and crochet.

    What pattern was the first quilt you made? Baby Blocks for my third child while pregnant with him.

    Do you still have your 1st quilt? Unfortunately, no. He was saddened at losing it (long sad story), and his wife said that he cried when they opened my wedding gift to them on their wedding night and found a new quilt. Their wedding quilt was a Rail Fence pattern. I am now working on a quilt for their 10th anniversary coming up in September.

    Which of your quilts is your favorite and why? An old one that is on my bed. It is a flower pattern, all hand-appliqued and hand-quilted. All the fabrics are scraps from sewing clothes for myself & my daughter or from my mom and sister's scrap bags. When I look at it I can remember making "that dress for Monique when she started 1st grade" or "that was a blouse I made" or "my sister made that maternity top when she was expecting her third child" and so on.

    What do you do with the quilts you make? Most of the quilts I make are for family. I have 7 children and 8 grandchildren. All of my children have had a quilt that I or my mom made for them. As each gets married (4 so far) I make a wedding quilt. And one for each new baby and then when the grandchildren graduate to a "big kid's bed"... and so on... you get the picture LOL

    What is the oldest quilt in your collection? The one on my bed.

    Do you belong to a guild, or attend workshops? no

    Have you ever entered a quilt in a quilt-show or fair? no

    Have you encouraged others to try quilting? Both of my daughters recently took up quilting. It was very therapeutic for my younger daughter: she first tried quilting while recuperating from a serious car accident. She suffered a traumatic brain injury and had a lot of trouble concentrating, organizing, remembering, and naming things. A 22 yr old college honor student, she couldn't read and follow directions and she had never sewn a stitch before. So I would explain and demonstrate a step to her each evening and by the time I came home from work the next day she would have it done. Her first quilt is a beautiful design of her own in batiks and is reversible! Her own idea because she couldn't decide on a backing.

    Why do you quilt?
    Its a passion! It is relaxing. I love working with fabric, I love color all around me, I have new ideas swimming in my head as I work on a project - and I always have several in various stages of progress so I can pick up whatever I am in the mood for.

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    My mom quilted, but I really taught myself after she died. My first quilt was a cross-stitch pattern called Yorktown. Still have it. My favorite is the Grandmothers Fan. I have made baby quilts for family. I don't belong to any groups, not good enough to even think about entering shows. My oldest quilt is one my Grandmother and Mom made in the early 1900's. I'Ve tried , but never convinced anyone to quilt, but I have helped my niece when she started out. I quilt because I love sewing, I love taking a piece of fabric and making it into something pretty. Sewing has always been something I did for myself, my needs, whtever they were at the time.

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    I am basically a self-taught quilter, went to a few classes where you bring your project and they help you if you need it in 2005...that was all.
    My first quilt was a lap-sized log cabin using Eleanor Burn's book.
    I still have it, and it isn't sandwiched to quilt yet!!!! That is on my to-do list for this winter.
    I like traditional quilts the best. I find they are easier to make and have great eye appeal.
    I have given some as gifts and kept some.
    I possess 2 quilts that are estimated to be around 100yrs. old or more that I purchased at yard sales for little to nothing and they are in mint condition. I just love them!!
    I am a floater in the state guild which gives me access to their newsletter, able to take classes they offer, and get 10% off at some of the quilt shops. I do not belong to a local chapter. I do attend Material Girls, which is a gathering of quilters and knitters at a local quilt shop on the 3rd Friday of every month. We have dinner, work on our individual projects, and enjoy lots of chatter and Show-n-Tell.
    No, I have never entered a quilt into any kind of show as of yet. I hope to in the future.
    Yes, I try to encourage others to quilt because it is very relaxing and fun hobby. Love buying fabric too LOL.
    I quilt because I like being home and having things to do besides housework and baking during the winter months. I also have always been one to have hobbies. Also enjoy cross stitch, flower gardening, and reading. Am in the process of doing my first wool applique project also.

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    Who taughtyou how to quilt? Learned on my own buy reading quilt magazines and etc.
    What pattern was the first quilt you made? Hand sewed 2 inch squares. Last month tore it apart. cause it was so wommpy. Machine sewed it back together in around the world pattern.
    Do you still have your 1st quilt? Yes
    Which of your quilts is your favorite and why? The second quilt I made 1971. It has 9 patches with solid white large squares and the 9 patches have royal blue in them. I still have it and am reworking it.Had to replace the solid white squares cause they stretched so badly
    What do you do with the quilts you make? I have made many for my daughter and grandchildren and friends.
    What is the oldest quilt in your collection? My first quilt.
    Do you belong to a guild, or attend a work shop. No but am going to a workshop this week. Just to see what they are doing.
    Have you ever entered a quilt in a quilt show or fair? No but was asked if I wanted to this year.
    I said no.Not good enough.
    Have You encouraged others to try to quilt. Yes My daughter made her first last year. have encouraged others too.
    Why do you quilt? I love putting fabric together and seeing the end result. very satisfing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltMania
    Quote Originally Posted by Millstream Mom
    There are so many wonderful quilters out there that I thought I'd play "Tell Me About...." I'm sure there are some fascinating quilting stories!

    Who taught you how to quilt?
    Taught myself by trying it out and making a lot of mistakes.

    What pattern was the first quilt you made?
    No real pattern, just squares. Made for a former principal who had leukemia. Each staff member decorated a square to represent things that the principal liked to do or special memories and I sewed it together. Sadly, she passed a few days before I finished it.

    Do you still have your 1st quilt?
    Gave it to her husband as a memorial.

    Which of your quilts is your favorite and why?
    Don't have a favorite

    What do you do with the quilts you make?
    Almost all have been given as gifts. Still don't have one for myself.

    What is the oldest quilt in your collection?
    Someone gave me one made in the 30s or 40 that someone had given her. Sadly she let the dogs sleep on it so it needs a lot of repair.

    Do you belong to a guild, or attend workshops?
    No. Went to a class once at a quilt retreat.

    Have you ever entered a quilt in a quilt-show or fair?
    No, I'm not good enough yet.

    Have you encouraged others to try quilting?
    Yes, my SIL has started.

    Why do you quilt?
    It relaxes me -- unless the quilt is misbehaving.
    QuiltMania,

    Making a lot of mistakes is the best way to learn!

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    I taught myself, although I have learned alot here.

    First quilt that I made was a Log Cabin pattern from a book.

    I still have my first quilt, would be afraid to give to anyone.

    I havn't made enough to have any favorites yet.

    So far I have made both daughters a queen size attic window for their birthdays.

    I don't have any older quilts.

    Dont belong to guild or attend workshops, have never entered anything into a fair or show, still a beginner.

    I have encouraged my oldest daughter and best friend. Several of my grandkids seem to interested as well.

    I started quilting because my other hobby turned into a buisness, thus no longer a hobby (Stained Glass).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millstream Mom
    There are so many wonderful quilters out there that I thought I'd play "Tell Me About...." I'm sure there are some fascinating quilting stories!

    Who taught you how to quilt?

    What pattern was the first quilt you made?

    Do you still have your 1st quilt?

    Which of your quilts is your favorite and why?

    What do you do with the quilts you make?

    What is the oldest quilt in your collection?

    Do you belong to a guild, or attend workshops?

    Have you ever entered a quilt in a quilt-show or fair?

    Have you encouraged others to try quilting?

    Why do you quilt?

    I joined our quilting/sewing group at church 2 years ago.
    My first quilt was a rag quilt for my step-son. It was just awful, but he never said anything. He still has it , but I'm actually in the process of making him a new one! :)
    I've never entered anything in a show.
    I've tried to get my mom and sisters into it, but not quite there yet.
    I just really love to quilt. It's peaceful and calming. OK - yeah there are times when I want to throw my machine across the room! LOL
    I have given everything that I've made away to family and friends. I guess just another way to show that I love them. :)

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    Who taught you how to quilt? I am self Taught

    What pattern was the first quilt you made? Bow tie

    Do you still have your 1st quilt?.No,My Daughter has it

    Which of your quilts is your favorite and why? Log cabin, there so many versions of it..

    What do you do with the quilts you make?give them as gifts

    What is the oldest quilt in your collection?ahh..it's about 32 yrs old

    Do you belong to a guild, or attend workshops?No....I live to far out

    Have you ever entered a quilt in a quilt-show or fair? No

    Have you encouraged others to try quilting?.yes

    Why do you quilt?It Just makes me happy..and relieves stress...and i love the finished product..

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    Who taught you how to quilt? I basically taught myself. I had been sewing, making clothes, curtains etc for many years. I started quilting when I married my new husband. His ex-wife kept promising to make him a quilt and I decided I would try to quilt and actually make one for him.

    What pattern was the first quilt you made? Double Irish Chain in Christmas colours

    Do you still have your 1st quilt? We use it all the time

    Which of your quilts is your favorite and why? A friend and I made one consisting of multi-coloured Maple Leaves around a log cabin which I designed myself.

    What do you do with the quilts you make? Generally give the large ones as gifts. The lap size are donated for charity raffles or sold at craft shows.

    What is the oldest quilt in your collection? I'm not sure of it's age, I think my husband's mother made it when he was quite young so it's probably 45 years old now.

    Do you belong to a guild, or attend workshops? Don't belong to a guild (day job is a long commute so I don't have time) but I do attend classes when I see one that offers a technique I want to learn.

    Have you ever entered a quilt in a quilt-show or fair? No. I'm really not interested in having my quilts critiqued. I know what I like and am happy with and that's what counts to me.

    Have you encouraged others to try quilting? Yes I actually attend quilt retreats with a couple of friends who also quilt. Although they had made quilts in the past they weren't as active in quilting as they are now.

    Why do you quilt? I love seeing the pattern 'come together' and I love fabric and sharing the results of my quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millstream Mom
    There are so many wonderful quilters out there that I thought I'd play "Tell Me About...." I'm sure there are some fascinating quilting stories!

    Who taught you how to quilt?
    What pattern was the first quilt you made?
    Do you still have your 1st quilt?
    Which of your quilts is your favorite and why?
    What do you do with the quilts you make?
    What is the oldest quilt in your collection?
    Do you belong to a guild, or attend workshops?
    Have you ever entered a quilt in a quilt-show or fair?
    Have you encouraged others to try quilting?
    Why do you quilt?
    i'm a newbie and i'm learning to quilt by the seat of my pants and reading here. (lqs doesn't have beginner class til october)
    first quilt was for my grandson's birth. just blocks made from the corners where a cut fabric out for sheets i made for him. heavily hand quilted on the back with several free hand kinds of fish, sea grasses, bubblesm waves, sea turtles. he still has (and loves it, he's 3) and its my favorite. i've made another for my second grandson, one for my great grandson and i'm working on my first queen sized for my son
    haven't taken workshops or joined a quild unless you count this site. i'm not anywhere close to entering a quilt in any format. but i'm happy even with all the mistakes i make.
    i have encouraged others but really haven't found anybody who wants to do it.
    i love it because i get a variety of things to do - planning, cutting , machine piecing, handquilting. i love to have any kind of handwork to do in evenings when i get home from a tiresome day at work.

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    Great thread! Here's my story:

    Who taught you how to quilt?
    --Iím a self taught quilter although my Mom started teaching me how to sew clothes when I was about 7 (Iím 49 now)

    What pattern was the first quilt you made?
    --It was called Leap Frog and was a jelly roll quilt

    Do you still have your 1st quilt?
    --Yes

    Which of your quilts is your favorite and why?
    --Itís hard to pick just one; I have many favorites although I am partial to Irish Chain and quilts with stars in them. I donít know why tho Ė they just appeal to me. The quilt in my avatar is also one of my favorites. The original pattern used fabrics depicting northern scenes (cabin on a lake, loons, canoes, etc), but I adapted it to reflect the southwest since thatís where I live now.

    What do you do with the quilts you make?
    --Give to friends and family, Project Linus, Wounded Warrior, and some I keep for me! Iíve sold 2 quilts as well.

    What is the oldest quilt in your collection?
    --My first quilt (Leap Frog) that I made about 4 years ago

    Do you belong to a guild, or attend workshops?
    --American Sewing Guild; I have attended a couple of workshops

    Have you ever entered a quilt in a quilt-show or fair?
    --No

    Have you encouraged others to try quilting?
    --Yes

    Why do you quilt?
    --Creative outlet now that I live in AZ and I donít garden as much as when I lived in NY. Also, the social aspect. I have made several ďquilting buddiesĒ.

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    I went to classes
    Friendship Star and I still have it
    My favourite has to be the first king size - all applique taken from the book 'Circles of the East' by Kumiko Sudo
    Nearlly all that I make is for friends and family
    My oldest quilt is my first one (about 10 years ago)
    I do belong to a guild and take the occasional workshop
    I entered the above circles of the east into Internation quilt show in Birmingham and must say received some very nice comments
    My Mum of 86 is in the process of making her first quilt
    and lastly I quilt because I love being creative and it gives me 'me' time

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    [quote=Millstream Mom]There are so many wonderful quilters out there that I thought I'd play "Tell Me About...." I'm sure there are some fascinating quilting stories!

    Who taught you how to quilt? I took a class

    What pattern was the first quilt you made? Log Cabin

    Do you still have your 1st quilt? Yes

    Which of your quilts is your favorite and why? All my Thimbleberry

    What do you do with the quilts you make? Give them away or use them

    What is the oldest quilt in your collection? MY DH Grandmother's

    Do you belong to a guild, or attend workshops? Yes

    Have you ever entered a quilt in a quilt-show or fair? Yes

    Have you encouraged others to try quilting? Yes

    Why do you quilt? Have sewn since I was 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millstream Mom
    There are so many wonderful quilters out there that I thought I'd play "Tell Me About...." I'm sure there are some fascinating quilting stories!

    Who taught you how to quilt?

    What pattern was the first quilt you made?

    Do you still have your 1st quilt?

    Which of your quilts is your favorite and why?

    What do you do with the quilts you make?

    What is the oldest quilt in your collection?

    Do you belong to a guild, or attend workshops?

    Have you ever entered a quilt in a quilt-show or fair?

    Have you encouraged others to try quilting?

    Why do you quilt?
    I am self taught. My Grama Fran was my inspiration, still is, even though she has been gone for over 30 years.
    I made up the pattern with four patch.
    I still have the quilt.
    My favorite quilt, is always the last one I made, because I am still so attached to it.
    I keep some...but give most of them to family and friends.
    My baby quilt is the oldest...43 years old. Every child in my family has slept on or under it.
    No guilds, I have never been to a workshop...a little intimidated.
    Never entered one in a show/fair.
    Yes, I encourage anyone that will listen!
    So many reasons!! to make it simple...it makes me feel good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millstream Mom
    There are so many wonderful quilters out there that I thought I'd play "Tell Me About...." I'm sure there are some fascinating quilting stories!

    Who taught you how to quilt? a friends mother when we were 12 years old

    What pattern was the first quilt you made? Sunbonnet Sue

    Do you still have your 1st quilt? yes

    Which of your quilts is your favorite and why? not sure I have just "1" favorite

    What do you do with the quilts you make? Most all have been given away

    What is the oldest quilt in your collection? That I made -43yrs. That I have in my possession-a white on white that was my grandmothers & not sure of the age

    Do you belong to a guild, or attend workshops? no

    Have you ever entered a quilt in a quilt-show or fair? no

    Have you encouraged others to try quilting? yes

    Why do you quilt?
    Love & the need to pass it on. Plus it's cheaper than a therapist's couch!

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    hi ,fist quilt was a log cabin that i tied dd lost it in flood. oldest quilt was made for me by GAUNT,78YRS AGO ALSO ONE BY MY MOTHER MADE IN 30THS A YO YO I THINK FROM THE 40THS. ALL MY QUILTS ARE MY FAVORITS. I GIVE THEM AWAY TO FREINDS AND FAMILYI

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    I am self taught originally. I have taken a few workshops through my guilds. Made my first quilt at 16, 44 years ago. It was 4 inch squares from all of the garment sewing I did. It graced the bed in my first apartment and later my stepsons bed. It may still be in my garage. My husband used it to lie on when he changed the oil in his truck.
    Joined my first guild about 13 yrs. later. Joined second guild about 15 years ago. Have made dozens of quilts in every size. Many of them have been gifts or donations. All of my grandchildren and great neices and nephews have received one. I typically give a wallhanging or table runner as a wedding or Christmas gift. I have probably 30 in different sizes that I kept. In the last year I have made more than a hundred Linus quilts. I handquilted probably 100 quilts for other people before the long armers put me out of business. I quilt every monday with the ladies at our local senior center. We have finished three queen sized raffle quilts since I have been going there. I put two tops together for them. I am currently embroiderying all of the names on a quilt a group of us are making for our church's 250 anniversary. My daughter has put in her order for two T shirt quilts as Christmas gifts for she and her husband. I expect her to bring me the shirts next weekend. I machine quilt the Linus quilts but for myself I still handquilt.

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    Who taught you how to quilt? watched alot of Sewing with Nancy and Quilt in a day - lots of books too!

    What pattern was the first quilt you made? Log cabin - still a favorite of mine!

    Do you still have your 1st quilt? yes - a little quilt I made for my son

    Which of your quilts is your favorite and why? I made a memory quilt for my mom and dad - each block had a memory - Navy-marraige-brothers/sisters- grandkids -books and knitting needles a cruise ship - all the things they loved and the four corners had their favorite songs embroidered - "through the years" - "memories" etc - It was my first real attempt at making a big quilt! had more love in it than good quilting!! My Mom cried and we hung it at her funeral at her request because she said it represented her entire life! I was honored and I was so happy it was my most special gift to her before she passed away.

    What do you do with the quilts you make? give them away!

    What is the oldest quilt in your collection?just 5 years old - made for my little guy.

    Do you belong to a guild, or attend workshops? no

    Have you ever entered a quilt in a quilt-show or fair?no

    Have you encouraged others to try quilting?yes

    Why do you quilt?it relaxes me and it blesses me to make them for others - I just love it!

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    My mother taught me how to quilt.

    My first pattern was just squares sewn together in rows, then the rows sewn together with a border (only quilt I made when I was a child). First quilt I made as an adult was Eleanor Burns Night and Day but with a bargello effect (see my avatar).

    My first and only quilt as a child, I don't know what happened to it. My first adult quilt, I gave to my sister for my then unborn nephew at the baby shower.

    I don't have a favorite quilt because I love them all.

    The quilts I make go to others (family, friends, church). I haven't kept any yet but have a few in the works.

    I don't have a collection of quilts but I am fairly sure that the oldest one in my mother's collection is over 100 years old and made by my great grandmother. I will inherit this quilt though I don't wish to any time soon.

    I belong to a local guild and they have workshops once or twice a month.

    I have not entered a quilt in any show or fair but eventually would like to.

    I have found out that a few others at my church also sew/quilt but we have not gotten together on a project

    I quilt because it entertains me.

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    Who taught you how to quilt? Inspired by an elderly neighbor, but mostly self taught

    What pattern was the first quilt you made? Hand pieced king size lone star (its still not done)

    Do you still have your 1st quilt? Yes and hope to actually finish someday. Made every mistake possible on it, 1/8" seams, sheet for backing etc. etc. Oh yes, cotton poly fabric (all that was available then.

    Which of your quilts is your favorite and why? Applique, just love the variety you can get with applique

    What do you do with the quilts you make? Show them, give them to family, donate to fund raisers, keep them

    What is the oldest quilt in your collection? Civil war star quilt. Its a made for a four poster bed

    Do you belong to a guild, or attend workshops? 2 local, 1 state and 3 national. Yes, take every workshop I can. You always learn something new. If not from the teacher, from one of the other students who ask the right question or comes up with a new way to do something.

    Have you ever entered a quilt in a quilt-show or fair? Yes, had one in AQS millennium show, state fair show, local shows

    Have you encouraged others to try quilting? Yes, have taught quilting for over 30+ years. Many many blame ME for their addictions. grin

    Why do you quilt? Because I have to. If I don't touch fabric for a couple weeks I feel like I'm lost. Its my creativity, my reason to get up in the morning. (besides Hubby and kitty that is. Kids and grand kids are all grown up and on their own.

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