Thursday, January 7, 2010

New blog, first post

Hello out there ! I've been blogging for a few years now (I can't believe its been that long) on American Patchwork & Quilting's website (you can see the blog here while it is still up). They just announced that the blogs will be deleted and their dedicated quilting blogs will be no more. *Sigh* So I've decided to try something new that won't be deleted down the line. I've very much enjoyed the friendships I've made with some amazing women on that website and I hope they all come this way and continue.

So here's a little bit about me: Growing up, my best friend, her sister, her mother (who is my mother's best friend), and her grandmother all quilted. The three of us girls had matching irish chain quilts (see below, complete with one of my kitties) and I always said "someday before I die I'm going to make a quilt!".




When I finished graduate school I decided to go for it, and took a class in 2006 at my local quilt shop. I haven't looked back since and I'm totally addicted!!!

I look forward to blogging here and can't wait to meet some more wonderful quilting buddies. Happy Quilting! ~

7 comments:

lisa said...

welcome to blogger. I think you will like it. I was really upset when I saw that htey were changing things. I was on a chat board that was swallowed up by another site and it went way downhill. I am trying to make the move, but blogger is my main thing anyways!

Christine said...

Thank you for the warm welcome!

a good yarn said...

Hi Christine, I remember this quilt. I hope you enjoy making this blog as special as your APQ one was. Happy Stitching, Ann :-)

tidbitsandscraps said...

this picture made me cry. I wonder where my quilt is. I think it will be the first quilt on Rebekahs first twin bed where she gets one. love you. ps you quilt better than I do now.

---"Love" said...

I love how you have your site fixed! I need some lessons badly! I've got to learn how to fix that APQ list, as well as a reading list. Help!
Your Irish Chain quilt is lovely. I always enjoy your blogs so much. I'm glad we are back together!
---"Love"

Taryn said...

So you are a pretty recent graduate school graduate? Nice to find someone who is "young." I am admissions director of a graduate program and my students seem to thinkg quilting is a craft for grannies.

Sarah said...

Your cat is awesome! Oh and your quilts are lovely too :-)
I have an oriental and when I was little i had a seal point siamese called Thomas who was absolutely wonderful....
Thanks for dropping by my blog (kitbikquilts.blogspot.com).