Many years ago, I saw my grandmother quilting with a group at her local church. I always was fascinated but never tried learning. There was never enough time and I was never around people that enjoyed the craft.
Then in about 2004 or 2005, I joined a small group of ladies that met monthly to enjoy the craft of quilting, to learn techniques, and to enjoy each others company. It was a fun and supportive group. I learned so very much during the short time I was with the group. THANK YOU to the people in the “Piecemakers” quilt group of Picayune, MS as they gave me a start in quilting.
Then my husband and I moved to the Pacific Northwest to be close to my parents. I tried to continue quilting during the first year and half after our move, but due to different events or occurrences, my quilting got put on hold. I did try to continue working on my first two bed quilts, one is finished and one remains unfinished (UFO)!
Before put quilting on hold, I was able to teach my niece’s 8-year-old daughter what quilting was and helped her make her first quilt. She had a school project and picked the topic of “How to Make a Quilt.” I loved working with her; she did research on quilting, she wrote a paper on what she did step by step, she made and practiced a presentation of her work, and she had a finished quilt made by herself.
It is now 2012 and I have started to quilt once again. LOVE IT!
I will post pictures ASAP of my first quilt projects during time I was first learning, one of niece’s finished quilt, and my most recent projects.