While I wish I could say that I come from a long line of quilters and/or seamstresses...I don't. What I can say is that I married into a family of talented quilters and have had a long-time love affair with all things patchwork.
Until recently, purchases from quilt shops, retail stores, or roadside Amish stands (as well as gifts received from relatives) were sufficient enough to satisfy my desire to acquire quilted furnishings. Lately, though, my desire has gone beyond merely acquiring and moved towards creating.
Perhaps it is a longing to use my hands in ways other than changing diapers or filling sippy cups...
...or maybe it is the simple desire to wrap those I love in hand-made creations.
|Mary Catherine (7) Big Sister|
|Younger Brothers: Luke (left) 18-months and Benjamin (right) 5-Years Old|
Regardless of the reason, I see sewing and/or quilting as both a creative outlet and a gift for posterity.
I invite you to join me on this journey as I hone my sewing and quilting skills, and am always open to tips, ideas, and suggestions for improvement. Please take a moment to leave me a comment so that I might know you dropped by!
Oh...and the inspiration for my blog title...that famous quilting quote by "anonymous"...
"Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love."