I started quilting in 1997 to hold off a mental breakdown. I’m a failed knitter and crocheter. My mother and grandmother were very good at those. I could do it but very slowly and unevenly. I was used to seeing them knitting and it seemed normal to my to have a creative hobby. In 1996-1997 I was my clinical year of vet school. We worked all hours. It was mentally and physically draining. When I had time at home I just wanted to relax. There was a new channel on TV called HGTV and in the morning there was a show on quilting. I was intrigued. I asked for a sewing machine for Christmas. I didn’t get it. No one believed me. So I took the little cash I had and bought a cheap machine. It lasted for 10 years.

I’ve given away most of the quilts I’ve made. You have to otherwise you’d be drowning under quilts.


I make quilts for weddings and babies. I donated a lot to charities. I was a state rep for a large quilt charity for a few years.


This is what I’ve been focused on this month. It is a hand pieced project. I expect it to take years.  This is a tiny bit of the upper left corner.


2 Replies to “Blogging from A to Z – Q”

  1. Your alphabet is very entertaining — something we need to keep occupied. Quilting is a great way to spend time alone.

    be well… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  2. Awesome!! This is excellent work! I have poor stitching skills but I did make an effort to make a small quilt for my grandchild. I enjoyed making it and who knows, I may attempt more. Stopping by via the AtoZ master list! Good luck!

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