Maggie’s First Dance

Hello everyone and, if this is your first visit, welcome to my blog Farmhouse Quilts! I am very excited to have been asked to be a participant in Jacquelynne Steves’ block of the month! It will be so much fun to sew along every month, AND to see everyone’s blocks. ( I always love seeing how different everybody’s quilt looks when they are all finished, don’t you?)block

Let me tell you a little bit about myself: I am the mom of four kids, ranging in age from 8 to 23. I have always loved being crafty and over the years have tried knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, and card-making. Then, about 15 years ago, when our third child was 1, I discovered quilting. I was hooked immediately! And let me tell you, with 3 kids ages 7 and under, there certainly was not a lot of time for a new hobby! But I just fell in love with the whole process, from the fabric, to the pattern, to the quilting, and yes, even the binding. It was wonderful to spend a few minutes each day or evening to “sneak away” to have some “me” time and create something special. Fast forward a few years and our kids are all older and in school or at jobs, but I still love to have that special time in my room to play with fabrics and to create something fun.

These are some pictures of my latest projects.

I have a terrible habit of starting something and then getting distracted and starting on something new. ( I call it ADOSOD….Attention Deficit Ooooh Shiny Object Disorder, except for me the shiny objects are quilt patterns 🙂 ) So in other words, you will see pictures of a project in progress and then you won’t hear or see anything else about it, because it has simply been replaced by something “shinier”. This is why quilt-alongs and BOM’s are so good for me! Every once in a while I am prompted to make another block and that keeps the interest going and then I manage to finish the project…YEAHH!

 

So for this Block of the Month I am not going to reveal my colors and fabrics just yet, but I will tell you that I will be using wool to make my flower appliques. I love working with wool, especially because I can work on projects while away from my sewing machine. I can’t wait to show you the blocks….they are going to be so cute!! By the way, if you have not signed up yet, it is not too late. Here is the link.

Jacquelynne is also holding  a give-away! Giveaway for April-Maggies First Dance Free BOMAll you have to do to enter is to leave me a response in the comment section telling me which quilter ( famous or not) you would most like to go fabric shopping with and why. At the end of the contest I will choose my favorite answer and announce the winner right here. ( This contest is open to EVERYBODY EVERYWHERE so make sure to enter!). Now for the fine print of the contest:

*The contest is now closed*

  • To enter, tell me in the comments which quilter you would most like to go fabric shopping with and why.
  • You must comment by 11:59 pm EDT on May 4th, 2016.
  • Your email MUST be included in your profile information or in your comment. If I choose your name and I cannot contact you, I will choose another name.
  • Giveaway is open to US and international readers.
  • Winner will be announced on my blog on or around May 10th, but will also be contacted by email.

There you have it. I hope to see you all back here in June for the very first block of Maggie’s First Dance! In the meanwhile I will just be blogging and quilting so please feel free to come  and visit before then!

And don’t forget to visit all the other featured bloggers as well!

http://greydogwoodstudio.com/ 

http://www.evapaigequiltdesigns.blogspot.com/

http://gogokim.blogspot.com/

http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com/

https://thequiltingnook/wordpress.com

http://thecraftyquilter.com/

 

 

 

147 thoughts on “Maggie’s First Dance

  1. I would love to go shopping with Melissa Corry. Love her energy and I know she could give me wonderful tips on color and placement. Thank you for the chance to win.
    tracinecharest at Gmail dot com

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  2. Shopping for fabric!!! I’d go with almost anyone! Jennie Doan would be fun, or Pat Sloan, or Brenda Riddle…love her fabrics. Moda Lissa, Riley Blake, Elea Lutz, etc. etc. I’m there! sewgood414athotmaildotcom

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  3. Marti Michael is a really marvelous lady and very sharing but I guess my dream fabric shopping would have to be with my daughter, she is an army wife and lives too far away for us to get togather often, we had fun doing several shops that were doing the row by row last year.

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  4. I would like to go shopping with Mary Ann Fons. I always love her fabric selections on the show and in the magazine. I love hanging out with people with a great sense of humor and she seems to have the ability to laugh at life and at herself.

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  5. I’d love to go shopping with Katya Marek to learn how to see fabric through her eyes. The beautiful kaleidoscopes she creates with her hexagons are amazing!

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  6. I would love to go fabric shopping with Leesa Chandler, she has so many different ideas to use on just one or two fabrics, so creative and inspirational, an iconic Australian fabric designer and quilter.

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  7. I would go fabric shopping with anyone who wants to go. I live in a small town in Michigan, we do not even have a stoplight. Anyone who has a interest in quilting is special. So, hop in the car and lets go……

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  8. Not an easy question to answer… I guess it would have to be Alex Anderson. Years ago, my husband move us to a new town where I knew no one. I felt lost and alone. While watching TV I found Alex Anderson and through her wonderful show I found quilting. Since then, I have found the wonderful world of quilting and so many fantastic people. It all started with one TV show. I guess I would just like the chance to say “Thank you” to her for all quilting has come to mean to me.

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  9. I would love to meet Riley Blake because I love her fabrics and colors. I am a fairly new quilter and am currently working on two projects, one with my mother and the other is an appliqued tablerunner.

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  10. I would love to go fabric shopping with Carol L., who is a friend who helped me with samples to display when I had a quilting booth. She helped me pick the most beautiful color combinations and pattern layouts!! Wish we lived closer!!

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  11. I would love to go fabric shopping with Jenny of Elefantz . I love her fabric styles. And it means I would get to go to Australia. She always has the most divine fabrics she uses in her projects. and I’m hoping she would invite me over for some of those lovely breads and deserts she makes

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  12. I absolutely love fabric shopping with my daughter. First of all, we get along great but her tastes are so different than mine that shopping with her always takes me out of my comfort zone. She knows me well so I always end up with something I love – but way more exciting that it would have been without her younger, more daring eye! Also, she inherited some of her Dad’s frugal genes and I didn’t get any of them from my parents so shopping with her keeps me to my needs – plus an occasional “must have”.

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  13. I would love to go fabric shopping with just about anyone! Lol but especially Pay Sloan. I love her enthusiasm and energy and need some of that! I’m a beginner with no sense of color for some reason.

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  14. Oh Gosh, I really have to pick one? I would pick Pat Sloan because she has great eye for colors and allows a freedom to be quirky~

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  15. I would love to go shopping with Pat Sloan. I am new to quilting, but I found her (and The Splendid Sampler) through Jacquelynne Steves blog. She seems like a really fun person, and I love her use of color and her Hometown Girl fabric line. I think time with her would be great fun!

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  16. oh I guess Mary Fons as she is young and modern with that old fashioned upbringing. I can relate well to your site and projects etc, even the ADOSOD ! About the wool. What is your background fabric?

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  17. I would love to go shopping with Pat Sloan, she seems to have a blast out shopping. We seem to love similar fabrics. I would also love to go shopping with Barbara Brackman, she knows a lot about civil war fabrics and fabrics of different periods. I love civil war fabrics. Both ladies seem like it would be a blast to shop with, not to mention spend a whole day with.

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  18. I would love to go shopping with Barbara Brackman. I could learn so much from her! Actually, I don’t even need to shop. If I could just sit with her and talk about Civil War quilts…I would die a happy woman!

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  19. I think I’d like to go fabric shopping with Mimi Dietrich. I’m currently taking a year-long class with her making a Baltimore Applique quilt and it’s a ton of fun.

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  20. I would choose to go fabric shopping with a lady I knew. I cannot say her name because she was a resident at a nursing home. That is where I met her. She was an inspiration to me because she was in her 90s and still managed to get around great and create absolutely beautiful quilts which were always raffled off to help the activity department. I was lucky enough to win her last quilt!

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  21. I would love to go fabric shopping with Melanie Kooch, she is the owner of my favorite quilt shop. She has always known what fabrics I will like and is such a help in putting great combinations together.

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  22. I would love to go shopping with Bonnie Hunter, a) she finds great deals and b) she could really help me with my issue with not buying neutrals, she is the queen of neutrals.

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  23. I would love to go shopping with Any famous quilter as I’m sure she would have a whole lot quilting experise than I, a newbie, do! How about you?

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  24. There are so many fantastic quilters out there. I would love to shop with so many of them it would be very hard to decide on just one of them. I will say that I would probably start with either Kim Jolly, or Judi Madsen, Jenny Doan, Edyta Sitar, Joanna Figueroa, Pat Sloan (I think is a hoot!), etc. I would just love to meet any of them and consider it an honor. There are so many that bring so much to our quilt world that I would love to learn at their side.

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  25. I’d love to shop with Judy Niemeyer. Not sure if it’s the colours or the patterns, but her quilts absolutely POP with colour!! Besides, just think what you could learn as you pick her brain during your shopping spree. 😉

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  26. I would most like to go shopping with Eleanor Burns. She is a hoot and I think we’d have the time of our lives. Laughing and pulling fabric only to put it all back in the end. We’d just love on the fabric because our stash is already to full. Well maybe we’d buy a couple yards to remember our fun day. 😊

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  27. I’d love to shop with Jenny Doan. I love that she doesn’t take everything seriously and can laugh at herself. We’d have lots of fun laughing and shopping.

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  28. I would love to go shopping with Bonnie Hunter. I don’t have much of a stash, buying what I need as I need it. would love to watch Bonnie shop so I can learn what to buy when not buying for something specific.

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