Our lovely host Marian, blogging at Seams to be Sew, noticed that this year is the 25th anniversary of National Quilting Day. (I also am 25. Coincidence? You decide).
To celebrate, she rounded up a lovely blog hop of quilters and sewers from around the web and didn’t assign a new creation, but rather a celebration of what quilting means and has meant to us in the past.
I started quilting when I was 9-10 years old. We did a hand sewing project in fourth grade during our unit on the Oregon trail (migration from the East coast of the United States to the West coast), making little dolls like the pioneers. If I had a picture I would show it to you, but I’m also sort of relieved that I don’t have a picture of this. These were not aesthetically sophisticated dolls.
However, my teacher noticed that I enjoyed it so much that she recommended quilting to me. I took my first class at a quilt store down the street from where we’re located now, where I made my first doll quilt. That I do still have, and my cat is a big fan.
At this point, Mom, who is a sewist but not a quilter, thinks I may be on to something. We signed up for a block of the month class together as a special time together, and the rest is history!
And now for the giveaway! These prizes were generously donated by Calibre Arts and AnyPattern.
We have an 18″ x 24″ self-healing cutting mat provided by Calibre Arts, sent via an Amazon coupon code. In some cases, you might have to pay shipping for it through Amazon.
Our other prize is an ADORABLE applique pattern from AnyPattern.com. Happy Cat has taken over your chair, and she has no problems with that. Not gonna lie, I’m a little jealous of the winner on this one. I have a lovely calico lady – who recently made a bid for my dad’s chair – and I’m going to have to get this pattern for myself.
Comment below for your chance to win! We’re closing the giveaway after 24 hours, but we would still love to read your comments if you join us after then.
Make sure to visit these other blogs today, to learn more about our wonderful craft and for more chances to win.