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I have been sewing ever since junior high school in the late 60's; mostly I made clothing. During 7th grade sewing class, I swore I'd never sew again. But once I knew how to make clothes properly, I was no longer satisfied with store bought clothes. I had to make them myself. But then I had kids and pretty much stopped sewing clothes.
I began making quilts in 1983 and became completely addicted to them.
I get my ideas from my collection of quilting books, from the flowers in my yard and just about everything I see.
Most recently, I've become hooked on making bags which allow more creativity and experimentation than quilts do.
I used to be a nurse, but had to quit because of sudden disability. Sewing became even more important to me after that.
I say my home is cat friendly because we did have cats. They are all gone now, but there is likely still hair around…

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  • Born on May 24
  • Joined December 31, 2008

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Cotton fabric, Pfaff TipTronic sewing machine

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I have been sewing ever since junior high school in the late 60's; mostly I made clothing. During 7th grade sewing class, I swore I'd never sew again. But once I knew how to make clothes properly, I was no longer satisfied with store bought clothes. I had to make them myself. But then I had kids and pretty much stopped sewing clothes.
I began making quilts in 1983 and became completely addicted to them.
I get my ideas from my collection of quilting books, from the flowers in my yard and just about everything I see.
Most recently, I've become hooked on making bags which allow more creativity and experimentation than quilts do.
I used to be a nurse, but had to quit because of sudden disability. Sewing became even more important to me after that.
I say my home is cat friendly because we did have cats. They are all gone now, but there is likely still hair around.

Thank you to Sarah of Florida for continuing to be my one and only quilting friend despite the long distance between us and for introducing me to Etsy. She also awakened my interest in making Cathedral Window quilts.

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