Monday, April 15, 2013

Finally!

Welcome!!  As a maker of quilts for almost 40 years I figured it was time to finally get my blog up and running! It has been on my to-do list for just about forever! I started out making quilts for family (my niece Becky got the first one) and then moved on to friends and co-workers and then to selling them at craft shows and art fairs.  Soon I realized that I was never going to get all the quilts done at the rate I was hand quilting them, so I started to quilt them on my domestic machine.  It only took a couple of dozen trips to the Chiropractor to realize that something had to change.  I bought a longarm machine and had no idea how my life was about to change.

I entered my first quilt competition in 2002 and had no idea where that would take me.  Over 85 ribbons later I am still humbled at the positive response my work has received at major shows around the country. Here I am almost a decade and a half later and while I still quilt for others (who are willing to wait a ridiculous amount of time) I spend a great deal of time sharing what I love at major quilt shows and guilds across the country.

As someone who has had a hard time following the rules for most of her life, I designed most of the quilts I made over the years.  When teaching I would often get asked "Where did you get that pattern?" or "Can I buy that pattern?" when students would see my quilts. After a couple of years of that I decided it was time to launch my own pattern line.  (I know I can be a tad slow at times.)  In addition to the pattern line to actually make the quilts I also sell digital patterns for the quilting of the quilts. 

I plan to utilize this blog to share my experiences across the country, photos of interesting quilts I find along the way and an occasional picture of my family - especially the furry members.

So I hope you will join me along the way and thanks for stopping by.... 

kindest regards ~ Linda T.

12 comments:

  1. Yeah!!! I don't know how you find the time to do everything ~ girl you are amazing!

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  2. Welcome to blog-land. I am currently stitching your "Journal Quilt" as a stash buster. Looking forward to seeing your new patterns. ;~}

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  3. Awesome Frances! Can't wait to see it.

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  4. Looking forward to reading your blog, especially since I do one myself! Thanks!

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  5. Welcome to the blog world, Linda!! Looking forward to reading more.

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  6. Looking forward to following your blogs.

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  7. Dear Linda, I am always amazed with your work and your ardent fan too. Keep up of the wonderful work which inspires us all quilters internationally. Quilty hugs and love from Malaysia.
    Nonie

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  8. Looking forward to reading your blog, I follow quite a few and I have so much fun. I love your work and think you are just so wonderful for sharing with all of us in JUQ. Huggles and kudos for you Linda :)

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  9. thank you so very much Linda for sharing your knowledge with us fellow quilters and us JUQ quilters.
    I look forward to doing the BOM with you and fellow quilters. Thank you again
    cindy

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  10. How lovely that you have joined the blog world. I will enjoy following your blog.

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  11. I, too, will enjoy following this blog....When I think I don't have time to quilt I allay my quilty guilt by reading my favorite quilt blogs. I did a search this morning to find if Quilted Goose had a blog. So you can imagine my surprise and delight by finding this one. And as an added bonus I don't have to spend the entire morning reading the archives. I feel very blessed to be getting in on the ground floor, so to speak. It was a joy to find the StashBuster Mystery offering...and I already posted on fb. I took a quilting class in 1976 to feel close to my quilting grandma who had just passed away and quickly became addicted as well. After hand-quilting 35 years I knew I wouldn't get them all finished so I started to learn fmq'ing 2 years ago but have still not mastered the art to match my hand-quilting...but I'm still trying....on a domestic machine. You really are a lovely person and I'm in awe of your talent and kindness. God bless you and yours and I'm so glad He allowed me to "know" you in this small way. Blessings....kathy

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