Last week, I posted about my oldest work-in-progress project: my final Y2K quilt. And, this past weekend I was able to finish four blocks from two more squishies.
From Barbara Y. in Pennsylvania: ...I was born in...a small coal-mining town and both my father and my grandfather worked in the coal mines...My hubby and I were foster parents to 47 children over a period of 14 years...I learned to quilt from books and thank goodness for TV and computers...My first quilt consisted of 2 flat sheets and batting. I drew my design on the sheet and just hand quilted along the lines...Recently I discovered Foundation paper piecing and a new world opened. We never stop learning.
From Shellie G. in Oregon: ...I have lived in Oregon, Washington, California, Kentucky, and Germany...My husband and I...adopted our daughter Emma almost two years ago from China...We hope to travel to Vietnam...to adopt a sister for Emma...I am in the process of starting an online business making children's clothing...I started quilting about 9 years ago with my first class on piece quilting...I think I have made around 20 quilts and wall hangings...I am looking forward to meeting new friends through this year of swapping.
I love reading these snippets of life from each quilter. I wonder what they are now doing 20 years later. And, each one is so different and interesting, but the one thing we all have in common is quilting. I look forward to reading the next 21.
I really want to finish this quilt by the end of the year, and I figure if I can work on 3 squishies a week I should be able to finish the top by Thanksgiving and hopefully get the quilt completed by New Year's Eve. Oh my goodness, I can't believe the holidays are just around the corner. Time flies when you're having fun!