Monday, February 1, 2010
Here we go! and a giveaway
Hello! Welcome to my blog. I am finally joining the blog world. My blog name "The Quilt Lady" came from Richie Sambora. My brother's late friend, D, was tour manager for Bon Jovi for the Bounce tour. I got to go to several concerts and made a quilt for each one of the band members. D said Richie wanted to meet me in person to thank me for his quilt and the name on the ticket envelop was "the quilt lady". Here is a picture of a picture (I did not have a digital camera then) of that meeting. I am the short one with the curly hair. The other woman was a friend of mine and was in shock that she got to meet her favorite member of the band. We had no idea that we were going to meet Richie, David, or Hugh until we picked up the tickets.
I have a feeling that my pictures are not going to be in any particular order - please be patience while I try and figure how all this works!
This weekend I quilted a baby quilt for K who is expecting her first grandchild. K and I put the top together and pin basted it. K is going to hand stitch the binding. I decided to take the leftovers and make another baby quilt so I have something to take to the shower. (Ok, we are going to try to insert pictures of the quilts - wish me luck!)
My goal with this blog is to use it as a way of making myself accountable. I have some UFO's I need to get done (although I did get 15 done with Jacquie's challenge last Nov/Dec). I have been invited to have an exhibit at a local library and I have just not made it a priority - I need to though.
With all that said, I will be looking forward to comments and any help learning how to use this media. I decided to have a giveaway to celebrate this new adventure. I have two small pieces - one with my hand dyes (purple, lavender, and gold) and the other made from african fabrics. I will draw names on Feb. 24 including anyone who leaves me a comment on this post.