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.