We are sisters, Donna and Mary . We both recently retired, sold our places and moved in together close to the beach.
We decided to start a blog so that we could share our quilting adventures with our family and quilting friends.
About Donna: I started sewing garments when I took home economics in middle school. I did lots of garment sewing for about 30 years. I made my first bed quilt (twin size) when I was 18. Our mom was a garment sewer but not a quilter. So my first quilt was made with scraps from my mom’s sewing basket. Unfortunately the method I chose to join the squares and rectangles (zig-zag stitch) did not hold after using the quilt on my dorm bed for a year. So I had to redo the quilt the following summer. Lesson learned. Lots of lessons to learn on the way. I have made many bed quilts using traditional patterns for myself, family and friends. A few year ago I started making smaller quilts and wall hangings. I enjoy working on the small pieces so that I can experiment with techniques and designs. I hope to do more landscape quilts using photos for inspiration in the future. I have also started to learn how to free motion quilt so the small quilt pieces work great to practice on.
About: Mary. I am a photographer at heart. After going to numerous quilt shows and on one quilt cruise to Alaska, I finally gave into quilting. I started quilting in November 2011. Some of our quilter friends are amazed at how quickly I am coming up to speed in quilting. Well…. it is pretty easy when I share my quilting space with my quilt instructor/sister. I have discovered that I love fabric. It’s becoming an addiction. I hope to eventually be able to integrate some of my photographs (printed on fabric) into quilted art pieces. Since I do not come from a garment sewing background, I am a NO FEAR quilter. I’m very happy playing without a pattern and I’m always game to experiment with new techniques.
We hope you enjoy reading our blog and seeing our latest quilt creations.