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.

19 comments:

Vicki W said...

Yay! I'm so glad you are finally blogging!!

Deb Levy said...

Welcome Patty!

Sue H said...

Welcome to Blogland! I know you will love it.

a quilt obsession said...

Thank you for sharing your blog.

Melissa Graham

Kathy said...

Congratulations Patty on joining Blogland. It's a learning experience, much like learning to sew and quilt. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create. Welcome!

allthingsrobin said...

Welcome to the blogosphere Patty! I too started my blog to make myself accountable and it hasn't exactly worked out the way I first envisioned. So I hope you are more successful at it than I. I have come to accept the fact that I will never be as prolific as Vicki W. or Judy L., but if I can get a few projects done every year, I'll be satisfied.

patty a. said...

To everyone thank you so much for your comments. Until I figure out how to post pictures in the order I want them to be I will solve the problem by only posting one picture a day. How's that for a creative solution. all things robin I understand exactly what you are talking about. It's hard to make yourself accountable when it is so easy after work to go home and just sit down and watch Oprah!

zizzybob said...

Welcome to the world of blogging.

Erin said...

Welcome...you will love it...how lucky are you to meet such talented people in the music industry too!!!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Welcome to Blogland. That was a great story!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging ~ I found you through the Liberated Amish Get-Together. Here's to many more fun, interesting posts and photos!

Wendy said...

WhooHooo! Welcome to blogging! It's amazing how addicting it can be. Good luck, but mostly have fun! If you have questions about blogging, you can contact me. Tho, lots of these gals have been here longer than I have. Tx for entering me in the giveaway!

Kim said...

Welcome to the land of blog :0)

And thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.

And I look forward to seeing your work on
Liberated Amish Get together....how fun is this?

Happy sewing

Sharon said...

I came via Liberated Amish blog challenge. I'm so jealous, BON JOVI! I LOVE this band, they epitimize Home grown, American rock and roll.
Welcome to blogland.

Brenda said...

Glad you're in blogland! I found you through the liberated Amish challenge. I'll keep watching you here and there.

ANNA said...

Welcome to the world of blogging - please enter me in your draw as I would love to win something from you. Oh and by the way I am jealous of your Bon Jovi treat!!

Anya said...

Welcome to blogland! Thanks for the chance!

Quilter Kathy said...

Vicki sent me over...hi and welcome to blogging!
How exciting that you met Richie...I love Bon Jovi!

Gerry said...

I arrived at your blog from your Comment on Fibermania.
Now I'll take a look around.
Gerry