This is a place where quilters discuss books they are reading and share quilts they make based on those books.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I started reading too!!

I started reading the book.  I find it is an easy read.  I am half way done.  When I read the preview I thought it sounded a lot like Earlene Fowler's  books (I really like the Bennie Harper Series).  But now that I am into the book it is very different.

I have a couple of ideas for my quilt.  None of them include Lover's Knot.  You will just have to wait and see.  My only question is:  Is there a size limit.  Hugs Cathy

Started reading

I started the book, even though I am still reading another book, so two at one time!  This is such an easy read, and I am enjoying it.  I wasn't really sure what the lover's knot looked like, so I googled it.  It seems there are a couple of variations with that name. 

So my question is this: Are we going to make the lover's knot?  If so, which variation shall we try, or shall we leave that up to creative interpretation?  Or is there another possibility?  What does everyone think?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It Came....

I order the book from Amazon on Sunday and it came yesterday.  That was fast.  The book was on sale along with some others....

So I ordered 2 more of her books.  Can't wait to start.

Wishing you a quilty day.

Hugs, Cathy

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Ready to start...!!

Hello, everyone.  My name is Kris and I blog at Farm Girl Transplanted.  I am now a stay at home mom with a DH of 16 years and a DS who is 4 years old.  Prior to trying to start a family I was an archivist - worked with personal letters, architectural drawings, business records, and ultimately some of the original Lewis & Clark journals - basically, all things not published (have you seen the new fabric from 3 Sisters called Etchings? gotta get me some of that)!   I do some archives and records management consulting as local projects arise.

Some of my hand pieced blocks
When I quit my job 6 years ago I decided I wanted to make a quilt.  I did it like I had learned with my Grandma years and years ago - hand pieced, templates and all.

Then when my son was 6 mos old I took a strip piecing class at a local LQS.  Now I'm like a woman obsessed! Check my last stash report.

I belonged to a book group for a short time with some co-workers.  It was fun and we read books that I would otherwise never have picked up.  Some I liked, some I didn't - but that's ok.  I miss talking about what I'm reading.

Sew, I'll tell you that I've ben on a rock n roll kick lately.  I read Keith Richard's book and couldn't put it down. Now I have a Keith Richards station on my Pandora account.  This week I was working in the Quiet Room at the library and on my way out I saw Sammy Hagar's book.  DH is a huge Van Halen fan so I thought he might like to peruse it (he hasn't read a book since the last HarryPotter, that's a story for another time).  Well, I started reading it and can hardly put it down.  Although, Sammy is much less verbose than Keith!

In sum, I can't wait to try to find some quilting inspiration in books and maybe try out some new techniques!

I'm so excited!

My name is Missy. My blog doesn't get updated a lot, but it's CraftyMissT  I am 28 years old, married for just over a year and very busy at the moment.   I just started a new job and am not used to getting up at (gasp) 5 in the morning yet.  My two puppies are keeping us hopping, the young one is a bundle of energy.
Aren't they so cute????

I love to read. I just hit up the library yesterday and came home with an armful of maybe 10 books, including the one that we're going to read.  I'm super excited to try and create a quilt based on the story. It's something I haven't done before and I"m thrilled to try.  

I've been quilting seriously for a couple years now. I did a cute wall hanging when I was about 10 and hadn't quilted since.   Once my sister started having babies, I wanted to make some for them, so I delved back into the art.  My most recent accomplishment is a quilt that has matching quilted shams. I'm stoked and can't wait to find fabric for the back of the quilt. I'm a little picky and haven't found anything I really want to use.

Other than that, I live in South Carolina close to Charlotte, NC.  I teach children with special needs, and LOVE it!  I adore the Buffalo Bills and fight with my husband over the TV during football season, cause he loves NASCAR.   


Hi Everyone!

Hi Everyone,

My name is Cathy and my blog is Big Lake Quilter.   I met Miki through Bumblebeans and 15 minutes play.  I want to thank her for getting us all together and making this possible.

Now for a little bit about myself.  I'm 61 years old, married to Terry, 4 children, 1 stepson and 4 wonderful grandchildren.  I have been making quilts for about 25 years.  It started as a casual hobby and has since taken over my life.  I eat, drink and sleep quilts.  I have started designing my own quilts.  And I love making a quilt from a photo.

Here is a photograph I took at Seney Wildlife Refuge.

Here is the quilt I made.

I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and seeing what you all come up with while reading our books.

I just ordered my book from Amazon and it should be here next week.  Can't wait to start.

Hugs, Cathy

Glad to Be Here

Hello all.  My name is Charlotte, my blog is GrammieQs.  I am really looking forward to this quilting group.  I love reading and quilting, but I especially love  the fellowship of quilters and readers.  I belonged to a book club a number of years back and I was sad when we broke up.  It seems everyone has such busy lives and many of our members had school aged kids with tons of commitments.

I do not have any school aged kids, so I can do this stuff.  I have 3 grown daughters and 2 smallish grandsons.  So I have lots of reasons to quilt. (as if I needed any)  I have been quilting for about 20 years now.  I was into garment sewing from the time I was 10.  My grandmother taught me, as she was a professional seamstress back in the day.

My husband and I are (finally) empty nesters and both work outside the home.  I tell people I don't find time for quilting and crafting, I make time.  It is important to me.  I also crochet and am slowly doing projects around the house like tiling and painting.

I have never read this series of books, so am looking forward to it.  I love it when I find a series by an author that I can get into.  I received a Kindle for my anniversary in May, so that's how I will be reading along.   Feel free to stop by my blog and take a look at some of my stuff.

Now let's get reading!!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Hi! My name is Snoodles!

Well, actually my name is Jacque.....but all my blogging followers know me as Snoodles, over at Lilypadquilting. We have a lot of fun over there, and hope to join in the fun here, too!

Thank you, Miki, for organizing this little clambake! I think we are going to have a blast!

Miki had suggested that we all chime in and introduce ourselves, so that is what I'm here to do. I am 53, still working full time and scrambling to find time to quilt. Quilting is how I center myself, and focus on what is good and right in my life. Yes, you could call it my therapy. I am a mother of three (yay!) and grandmother of none (whimper) but I am hopeful! We live in a very rural area in the foothills of South Carolina --- wait a minute, you say....I didn't know that South Carolina even HAD any mountains!! Yeppers, we do! When people come to our house, they sometimes say that we live on the edge of the earth (LOL, our driveway alone is about a quarter of a mile!) but I wouldn't trade it for anything. Just take a peek out my bedroom window:

Then out my front door:

Then looking out from my screen porch:

Yep, we are spoiled . . . I like to spend my time in my sewing area working on mugrugs, quilts, tablerunners, and more . . . I hand-quilt my projects. Here are some examples:

And, if you check my Pets on Quilts blog post, you will see that I have a wonderful helper, my studio cat, Moses!

I can't wait to hear more about the other members of the group! Sit down and grab a cup of your favorite beverage, and tell us a little about YOU!!

Thanks, Miki, for putting up with my silliness!! I'm looking forward to reading the book, discussing it with everyone, and then seeing all of our quilts!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Welcome to Quilters, Books and Bindings

I am Miki Willa, and I am very excited about this new quilting group.  We will be reading and sharing books we love.  Then, we will be creating quilts reflecting our impressions of some aspect of the story.  Our timeline will be about three months per book to start.  We may adjust that as we go along.  We would love to have you come and join us if you are a quilter and a reader.  Just leave a comment and I will get in touch with you.
I have been quilting for about two years in my current incarnation quilting life.  I quilted about thirty years ago, then stopped for a very long time.  I thought I would be a strictly traditional quilter when I started again, but I find myself drawn to all kinds of quilting now.  I have made traditional quilts, modern quilts, art quilts, and I enjoy piecing, applique, and what I call the "what if I tried this" method of quilting.
I love reading, as well, and I am looking forward to the challenge of creating a quilt based on what I am reading.
Our first book is The Lover's Knot by Clare O'Donohue.  I can't wait to get started.