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How did it all start?
Ive always loved sewing. At school there was always only one or two machines and around 30 girls all trying to get something done.... so school sewing was never a priority for me.
Only once I was married and pregnant with my daughter (who is now 23) did I buy a small machine (that I still have) and I started making small items for her baby bed, curtains for the room, stuffed toys etc. I found my love for sewing all over again....
I found this pattern in a book in the library and I tried my hand at making a small quilt.
This was all hand stitched and quilted. It took me forever and I think I was just not that impressed with all of it.
Then I tried to join the quilting group in the small town I lived in, but they were having no outsiders.... and I think right there I packed it all away and never sewed another stitch until 3 years ago.
We had moved to Pretoria - a large city and it felt so good to just be away from the small minded people. I saw a wall hanging in a magazine and I just had to try it. Only thing was that I was right back to basics and not really knowing what the hell I was doing...
I found Craftsy somehow and started to watch all the videos on beginners quilts etc and a huge thanks to Amy Gibson, I started on the road to making real quilts....
That's when I found Paper Piecing - only 3 years ago. It was love at first sight and stitch...
Ive never been able to not be making something or designing something that involves paper piecing technique.
This is where I started - a Forest quilt BOM with Shape Moth and Silver Linings blocks.
I taught myself how to design blocks and have also never looked back.
I started to sell my patterns with Craftsy and now have a business with designs and art quilts.
Many of the Art Quilts Ive designed have been very popular and are also now E Books in various shops.
Girl in the Wind
Forest Quilt A Long
There are also Mystery Blocks each month for you to all try....
and there are also Bitty 4" Blocks each month for those who feel adventurous...
Last year we had an Oceans Block of the Month that went down really well
This year there is a Beginners BOM and an Intermediate BOM
Ive also started a magazine for paper piecing which comes out quarterly with loads of interesting patterns to try out.
Thanks for visiting me here today.
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This Week's A CELEBRATION!!
It's is my BDay week!!
and now Im officially a Juniour Seniour.....
Ive sent out a Golden Ticket - so If you see one, you can grab yourself a BDay gift.....