Here in my lovely state of Florida we have a wonderful quilt show called Quilt Fest of Jacksonville. It is put on by seven amazing guilds who who come together as a group, calling themselves "Seven Sisters" for the purpose of this show. And what a show this is! I was in awe of the beautiful quilts on display as well as the 70+ vendor booths. Wow! It was row after row of quilter eye candy and goodies! I met many wonderful people and I spoke to several about my Quilted Toddler Bib pattern. Everyone loved the design I put onto the bib and I promised to post the source for the design and the bib here on my blog. The pumpkin is a free machine embroidery pattern from Sew Swell Embroidery Designs (scroll down - it's in the fifth row) and let me tell you, the quality of their work is amazing. I love their work! The font was one that came installed on my machine. I believe it's called Kidz. There - that's the source list for the whole project. Now all I have left to do today is unpack, do the laundry, catch up on paperwork, vacuum, empty the dishwasher, dust, sort through the mail, do more laundry, change the sheets, sweep, and get groceries. Yeah, a relaxing Sunday for sure....
I am an avid quilter and I live in sunny Clearwater, Florida. I have been quilting for more than 10 years, but have been sewing garments and crafts since I was 12. I love to sew! My husband and I recently had our fourth grandchild, and we couldn’t be more pleased. We have Madelyn Mary, Lucy Ann, Jackson Scott, and Nora Pearl. I recommend Grandchildren to everyone – they really make the world seem brighter! Being a Grandmother has opened so many doors for me regarding quilting projects. I am amazed at the designs that I have created for my Little Darlings that have incorporated quilting into them. See, quilting is the most versatile of arts – it fits everyone in different ways and directions. I am thankful each and every day for this skill! I tend to lean towards scrappy quilts and am working on decreasing my stash…. I have several patterns that I have copyrighted and they are for sale in my etsy store, www.QuiltyIndulgence.etsy.com. Come by and have a look!
I am a member of two quilt guilds. The Procrastinating Quilters, my local guild, is a fabulous group of women with tremendous talent and vision. After every meeting I leave inspired and pleased, looking forward to our next meeting.
My other guild, of equal importance, that I am a member of is a long distance quilt guild - quite small and exclusive. The working title is “The Worlds Smallest Quilt Guild.” It only has three members and I am the OCC (Officer in Charge of Coffee) for this guild. I take this position, and coffee, very seriously and though we don’t have regular meetings, when we do have one, I will excel. This guild also inspires me as the other two members are very talented. Anne is a longarm quilter and she lives in Colorado, and Mare (of the famed blog, Mare’s Nest) is a wonderfully talented quilter and she lives in Wisconsin. Rarely does an hour go by that we aren't texting each other about sewing, children, or general announcements regarding our "Daily Grinds." I wouldn't be nearly as happy without this wonderful friend in my life! A great group to hang out with and I am blessed to be a member.