This year, I am again participating in the New Quilters Blog. There are 3 groups, and they are all divided into hives. The name of my hive is "Let's bee Quilt'n". I am excited to participate in this. I learned a lot last year, and hope to learn even more this year.
So, let me tell you a bit about me. I grew up watching my mom quilt. One of the things we would do is sit under the frame when she was quilting and pull the needle through and them push it back up. In high school, one of my favorite classes was home economics. I would even attend summer home economics. I was also very active in 4h and had some wonderful teachers.
This year I am serving as an ambassador for Island Batik. I love working with their wonderful fabrics. I am also a quilter for Stash Builder Box, which donates quilts to different organizations for kids. I also test patterns for different quilt designers.
I sew all types of things. So, when I was trying to figure out a name for my blog, I wanted to include more than just quilts. There were so many Kathy's out there thay I decided to spell quilts with a "kw". I really enjoy sewing and sharing that joy with others. I have been teaching my 6 year old granddaughter to sew. My day time job is sewing trade show displays and different things for different events.
I love everything I do. Sewing and quilting is a deep passion of mine, and one of my goals is to inspire others to want to learn these skills. Why? Because I think they are important to have. You never know when they will come in handy.
A few weeks ago I was down in bed, having to keep my leg elevated, heated and iced, due to a knee problem. Thank goodness I had some projects I could take up to the bedroom and do hand piecing. I had taken and put my projects into ziploc bags, with a paper telling me what they were. It worked great for that and also works great for road trips.
Some of what I have made:
|This is just one example of how I kit my projects for working on away from home. This is in a plastic container. Usually though I use ziploc bags and will put smaller pieces in different bags. |
|This is a quilt that I tested for Designs by RR. I gave this to one of my grandsons for his 1st birthday.|
|This is a fun quilt that I made|
|I made this quilt for my bosses little girl.|
|I know this is not quilt related, but this is a Cinderella dress that I made for my daughter. |
|A BYU quilt that I am working on for my sweetheart.|
My goal is to do regular posts on my blog, and to share with you things that you would like to see or things you would like to learn. I want to do tutorials on Tuesdays, at least twice a month. So, with that in mind, what would you as readers, like to see a tutorial on? Please leave a comment below.
Where did I get my inspiration?
I follow a lot of quilters and designers on instagram, Facebook and pinterest. People like Judi Madsen @greenfairyquilts, the sweet wonderful ladies @sewkindofwonderful, Marion @myquiltdiet, Angela @quiltingismytherapy, Christa @christaquilts, and Natalia @pieceandquilt.
There are so many more, but these are a few.
I love to read the comments from my readers, and I try really hard to reply to all of your comments.
Thanks to our hostesses for this blog, Leanne at www.shecanquilt.ca
, Yvonne at www.quiltingjetgirl.com
and Beth at www.cookingupquilts.com
. They have a great giveaway going on, so be sure to visit them and enter.
I have had fun meeting the other people in all the hives that are also blogging today, so please visit my friends at the following blogs
April at jandabendquilts.com
Nancy at www.graceandpeacequilting.com
Gail at https://quiltinggail.wordpress.com
I hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog. Please take the time to look through the different pages, and come back often to visit me. You can also visit me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kathyskwiltsandmore
or on instagram @kathyskwiltsandmore.