Monday, August 31, 2009

My first quilt

So this is it, my very first quilt. I went on a quilting retreat with a friend back in 1996. It was at Eagle Crest Quilters Retreat in Big Bear, CA. Not sure why I didn't stop quilting at that moment, this was a very difficult pattern and I'm thinking not for a beginner for sure. It took me a long time to actually finish and get it quilted.
I named the quilt Welcome to the USA and gave it to my husband, Carlos. He is from Peru, came to the US in the 60's and became a US Citizen in the 80's.
In 2007 my guild, QBS, had an entry for "First Quilt" at their quilt show. I entered and took first place.
Yeah for me!!!!

My Twin

I must not forget to tell you about my twin sister Patti. She is not a quilter but a beautiful potter. As we get further into this blog I will show pictures of her pottery and the wonderful work she has done.
We are very different the two of us, but very close.
More to follow on her for sure.

Getting started:

I am a wife, a Mom, a Mema to six grandchildren, a friend to all
and I love to quilt.

Well that's it in a nut shell. I have been a wife for forty years, I'm a Mom to three great people, and have six beautiful grandchildren that call me Mema. I am a friend to all and have many that I hold very very close to my heart.

I started to sew when I was around eight years old, taught by my grandmother mostly. Started with hand work, went on to make clothes and I'm now into quilting.

I belong to two quilt groups, Quilters by the Sea (QBS) in Long Beach and Wednesday Wacko's

You will see me write a lot about the Wednesday Wacko's. There are twelve of us now, a friendship group that was started a few years back. I always say, I'm a Charter Member as I was in the first class where we met and started the group. We meet every Wednesday, we are all at different quilting levels and I love learning from each and every one of them.

Blogging is new to me for sure, not sure how far this will go.

Tune in for the next posting (maybe it's click in).