We are sisters, Donna and Mary . We both recently retired, sold our places and moved in together close to the beach. We have a FROG (family room over the garage) which is now our quilting space. Mary also does her photography work there, but the fabric and sewing machines are quickly taking over more and more of the designated photography corner.
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 so I am fairly new to quilting. 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.