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

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!


  1. Welcome to the group, Kris. I am so happy you are here. Do you still do a lot of hand piecing? I've always thought being an archivist would be the most wonderful job. I love going to the Library of Congress archives when I am in DC.

  2. Miki, handwork is limited to hexies and some embroidery now. Just finished up the 6" pink and green blocks recently that I began about 6 years ago. I enjoyed working with all the collections, especially new ones that no one had used yet until I processed them. Never knew what you might find.

  3. Hi Kris! Happy to meet you! Your work sounds really interesting to a history nut like me! I do a lot of handwork...all of my quilting is hand done. This is going to be fun!


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