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My first real quilting experience began in January 1983, the month after my daughter was born, when I signed up for a community college class, taking her along with me to each two-hour session. The class began by hand piecing an Ohio Star block and then learning some basic hand quilting, turning our blocks into pillow covers. The remaining sessions were spent learning the needle-turn applique technique and creating a sample. That same winter Jinny Beyer came to Anchorage and my friend Pam and I were lucky enough to attend her lecture and see many of her early quilts. I was quite taken with her medallion quilts and purchased her book on the subject, so naturally my little applique class sample morphed into a primitive version of a medallion quilt. This eventually became my first "real" quilt, and here it is in all it's simple glory.
Fast-forward thirty years to 2013 and here is what I'm working on currently, and have been working on intermittently for the past 16 or so years - my oldest UFO!
Other quilts for which I have photos that were completed in the interim between that very first daffodil quilt and today are documented in my blog. There are summary pages by year that you can click on right below the blog header at the top of this page. Most of my hand quilted work is summarized on the page link entitled Earlier Quilts, or you can click here to open that page.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will return in a few days when I'll be posting my most recent finish, another queen size quilt completed just yesterday! I quilted this one on my sewing machine, a Janome Horizon, using free-motion techniques. Also, May 19 will mark my first blogging anniversary, and to celebrate I'll be holding a special giveaway, so I hope you will plan to visit again soon.
Hope you have a wonderful day with time to quilt, or at least fond thoughts of the next quilt to appear on your design wall!