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Posted by Shari on May 6th, 2015

Welcome to the Sew Mama Sew Give-Away Day!
Sew Mama Sew Give-Away Day!
If you visiting for the first time...WELCOME!  If you have visited before...WELCOME BACK! 

We hope you will take some time to look around and feel inspired by the many tutorials our blog contributors have submitted.  New project ideas and fresh fun fabrics are arriving weekly!

A big THANK YOU to Sew Mama Sew for organizing this biannual link party.  What a fun way to explore new sites and meet new quilting/sewing companions.

This week we are giving-away a flirty Miss Kate Fat Quarter Bundle by Moda.  A beautiful way to welcome the upcoming summer months!

Miss Kate Fat Quarter Bundle by Moda

"Fresh and playful!  Bonnie and Camille's Miss Kate was inspired by Ruby's favorite little sister, Kate.  As little girls they spent summers out on the porch swing, telling stories and stitching.  This cheery line is full of Kate's favorites:  red, aqua and navy, dainty flowers, vintage prints and pretty little scallops.  There's nothing sweeter than sisters!"

Miss Kate Fat Quarter Bundle by Moda
 
How to enter the Give-Away:  Give-Away Closed 

1.  Just leave a comment telling us what inspired you to start Quilting/Sewing.

Sweet and simple!

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Details, details-
  • Give-Away starts today (Wednesday, May 6th, 2015) and will run until Sunday, May 10th, 2015 at midnight (Pacific). 
  • Winner will be randomly selected and announced on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015.
  • Give-Away is open to Domestic US and International customers.

Thank you for participating and good luck!

Shari at Bear Creek Quilting Company   and The BCQC Team
 
Category: Give-Aways!

Comments

  • 1. Posted by Lisa barclay on May 10th, 2015 at 9:35 p.m.
    I stayed at a b&b and on the bed was the most stunning quilt and I knew I wanted to make one, been making loads but still don't have one for my bed need to do some selfish sewing
  • 2. Posted by Tamie on May 10th, 2015 at 8:04 p.m.
    I was going to take smocking lessons but took quilting lessons instead. That's all she wrote!
  • 3. Posted by Michaela on May 10th, 2015 at 6:04 p.m.
    My mom made me take lessons when I was a kid!
  • 4. Posted by Carin on May 10th, 2015 at 5:56 p.m.
    I started when I was expecting my first child 25 years ago!
  • 5. Posted by Debra Kay Neiman on May 10th, 2015 at 5:15 p.m.
    I got hooked by all the applique quilts I see on the internet blogs. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com
  • 6. Posted by Stacy on May 10th, 2015 at 5:03 p.m.
    I sew and thought I would try a hand at quilting. I like learning new things.
  • 7. Posted by Alexis on May 10th, 2015 at 3:09 p.m.
    A lady in my neighborhood asked me to help out in her fabric shop. All I did was put the bolts away after they fabric was cut, but it was enough. I got hooked.
  • 8. Posted by Tiffany on May 10th, 2015 at 2:27 p.m.
    My mom can make anything! I started sewing (outside of homec class) after I graduated graduate school. My mom bought me a machine because I wanted to make clothes - 5 years and lots of quilts later, I'm finally making a shirt next weekend with my mom :)
  • 9. Posted by Masayu Norashikin on May 10th, 2015 at 2:21 p.m.
    My grandmother, who sewed everything !
  • 10. Posted by Laura on May 10th, 2015 at 11:58 a.m.
    Some knitting bloggers I followed started quilting and from there I discovered the modern quilting movement and was sucked in!
  • 11. Posted by Anke on May 10th, 2015 at 11:47 a.m.
    My mom has always sewn a lot and when I was a kid i tried a little bit. When I was able to buy my own sewing machine i just startet again one day.
  • 12. Posted by Fred on May 10th, 2015 at 11:01 a.m.
    When I was living in Tahiti, French Polynesia, I saw a show about Tifaifai, the traditional Tahitian patchwork, and I fell in love with patchwork! Then I went to Hawaii and Canada, and learned to quilt
  • 13. Posted by DebbieKL on May 10th, 2015 at 10:22 a.m.
    I started sewing when I was looking for something creative to do after my first was born!
  • 14. Posted by Spring on May 10th, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.
    My cute sewing friend inspired me to start and then the ability to create has kept me going!
  • 15. Posted by Judy Cooper on May 10th, 2015 at 7:57 a.m.
    Joining a guild inspired me to get into quilting.
  • 16. Posted by Maddy on May 10th, 2015 at 7:52 a.m.
    I started sewing again when Pinterest came out and made me want to tap into making things. I started quilting because it only requires me to sew straight lines- I can handle that!
  • 17. Posted by Peggy D'Eath on May 10th, 2015 at 5:18 a.m.
    I started sewing because I clearly had too much free time on my hands. Ha! Thanks for the giveaway!
  • 18. Posted by Mara on May 10th, 2015 at 3:55 a.m.
    I started sewing when I wanted to make my daughter dresses.
  • 19. Posted by sasha on May 10th, 2015 at 1:08 a.m.
    I started when my son was a baby. It was something to dip in and out of in free time and something to keep my mind active. I shudder at the thought of those early quilts.
  • 20. Posted by Megan on May 10th, 2015 at 12:38 a.m.
    Five or six years ago my family started spending a week or two in Sisters, Oregon, every July, and I learned about the famous Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. After seeing all those beautiful quilts and spending lots of time admiring gorgeous fabrics, I finally took the plunge a couple of years ago and made my first quilt.
  • 21. Posted by Tiina on May 9th, 2015 at 11:24 p.m.
    I really wanted some pouches using great fabrics, so I had to learn.
  • 22. Posted by Judy1522 on May 9th, 2015 at 11:12 p.m.
    I have always loved quilts and had wanted to make one for a long time. In fact I started one many years ago and found it was too slow for me with having to cut out each piece with scissors. For years I never had the time but when I got laid off from my job I started reading quilting blogs and realized that people were now cutting their quilts out with rotary cutters, so I guess you could say I was inspired by the rotary cutter.
  • 23. Posted by Maggie Church on May 9th, 2015 at 10:27 p.m.
    I wanted to make small quilts for the premie babies I take of. Now I love making bright and cheery ones for them!
  • 24. Posted by Jennifer French on May 9th, 2015 at 10:27 p.m.
    I was inspired to quilt by my grandma and aunt, and by seeing my mom match fabric for them. I've loved fabric and quilting ever since!
  • 25. Posted by Jennifer French on May 9th, 2015 at 10:26 p.m.
    I was inspired to quilt by my grandma and aunt, and by seeing my mom match fabric for them. I've loved fabric and quilting ever since!
  • 26. Posted by Jennifer French on May 9th, 2015 at 10:24 p.m.
    I was inspired to quilt by my grandma and aunt, and by seeing my mom match fabric for them. I've loved fabric and quilting ever since!
  • 27. Posted by MoeWest on May 9th, 2015 at 10:04 p.m.
    I had been sewing clothes and home dec items for many years. Blogs and quilting tv shows got me interested in sewing quilts.
  • 28. Posted by Susan Entwistle on May 9th, 2015 at 9:52 p.m.
    Somehow I stumbled across a Moda Jelly Roll (Chez Moi). I loved that fabric and it's form so much I decided to make my first quilt, and I was hooked.
  • 29. Posted by Gail on May 9th, 2015 at 9:23 p.m.
    I love Moda fabric. No other fabric has quite the same feel and texture. These are beautiful and just right for a rag quilt I have in mind.
  • 30. Posted by LoIde Wasmund on May 9th, 2015 at 9:12 p.m.
    I wanted to make a quilt for my boyfriend in college - and the rest is history!
  • 31. Posted by Nancy Hausladen on May 9th, 2015 at 9:07 p.m.
    My daughter got me into it. She thought I would be bored when I quit work
  • 32. Posted by Nancy on May 9th, 2015 at 9:02 p.m.
    LOVE the bright cheery colors -reminds me of princess Kate!!!!
  • 33. Posted by Lora on May 9th, 2015 at 8:35 p.m.
    I have been sewing for over 40 years...I started when I was 10 with my Grandmother...of course we were making quilts! Love the fabric bundles.
  • 34. Posted by brenda on May 9th, 2015 at 8:23 p.m.
    my sister got me interested...ok hooked...on quilting about 10 years ago and i haven't stopped since! love, love, love bonnie and camille!
  • 35. Posted by Judy on May 9th, 2015 at 8:16 p.m.
    My next door neighbor was a quilter and Pres of a guild. Saw all of the beautiful things she made, thought wow that is different from what my great aunt used to do. Hooked ever since.
  • 36. Posted by Cynthia on May 9th, 2015 at 8:16 p.m.
    I grew up in the 70's. I was tall and skinny and wanted my bell-bottoms to drag on the ground...so I made them!
  • 37. Posted by Kylie C on May 9th, 2015 at 8:14 p.m.
    Some of my earliest memories involve my mother and great-grandmother quilting so it's always been around me and I just took it for granted that when I got big enough to use the sewing machine that I would make my own quilts.
  • 38. Posted by Carol g on May 9th, 2015 at 8:09 p.m.
    Learned to sew I home Ec and never stopped!
  • 39. Posted by Jennifer on May 9th, 2015 at 8:03 p.m.
    My grandmother made all 7 oh her children and 27 grandchildren quilts..all had pieced hand quilted....I'd love to do the work she did
  • 40. Posted by Sally Groff on May 9th, 2015 at 7:58 p.m.
    My maternal grandmother inspired me to sew. She made clothing for my mom and my mom's dolls when she was a child. My grandmother was making patchwork quilts by the time I was in Jr. High, and I wanted to learn how to do that, too. She taught my sister and me.
  • 41. Posted by Kim Potter on May 9th, 2015 at 7:58 p.m.
    I took sewing classes because I wanted to learn how to make my own quilt versus buying them at a craft show. Now I enjoy making 18 inch doll bedding and clothes to donate to raise money for charities and to give away to kids!
  • 42. Posted by Kathy on May 9th, 2015 at 7:51 p.m.
    my Mom
  • 43. Posted by Rachel @ Quiltineering on May 9th, 2015 at 7:34 p.m.
    My mom put me in a sewing class when I was a kid, but my first quilt (as part of that class) made me into a quilter!
  • 44. Posted by Donna Simpson on May 9th, 2015 at 7:16 p.m.
    I had a friend (who is gone now) who had the most beautiful "blankets" on all of her beds. She gave me the fabric, pattern, and lots of lessons to get my first quilt done. Been hooked ever since and can't seem to get enough of those "blankets" that I learned are called quilts!
  • 45. Posted by Shannon on May 9th, 2015 at 7:08 p.m.
    I started sewing when I was 10 years old. My grandmother would teach me on the weekends and I still use her sewing machine table and pin cushion. Every time I sit to sew I think about her and can feel her presence. It is wonderful! I am now teaching others and love when my little kids (3.5 years and 17 months old) want to help. I can't wait until they are creating things on their own!
  • 46. Posted by Carolyn on May 9th, 2015 at 7:02 p.m.
    I started quilting after having a stroke. It was the log cabin block. My doctor encouraged me to stick with it after quilting helped some of my neuro test results.
  • 47. Posted by Kathy on May 9th, 2015 at 6:58 p.m.
    I started quilting after suffering a light stroke. My doctor highly recommended the eye/hand coordination required with quilting to help with my cognitive thinking.
  • 48. Posted by Beth T. on May 9th, 2015 at 6:39 p.m.
    My grandmother was a quilter and my mother was an excellent seamstress. After my mother died, I became a quilter, as a way to feel closer to her. It works.
  • 49. Posted by Hannah on May 9th, 2015 at 6:37 p.m.
    My mom inspired me to start making quilts!
  • 50. Posted by Katrina on May 9th, 2015 at 6:14 p.m.
    When I retired from our library one of my co-workers made me a beautiful memory quilt. When we moved to Minnesota I visited the wonderful local quilt shop and a whole new world of passion, purpose, and friendships opened up. And quilting is so fun!
  • 51. Posted by Sarah on May 9th, 2015 at 5:58 p.m.
    My mother and grandmother inspired me -- it didn't even occur to me that I wouldn't sew.
  • 52. Posted by Pamela Bunclark on May 9th, 2015 at 5:51 p.m.
    I had moved across the country and a new friend and I thought it would be fun. That was 20 yrs ago and it is still fun.
  • 53. Posted by Barbara Bailey on May 9th, 2015 at 5:40 p.m.
    I do follow you, for about 2months now, love your shop. I've been sewing for 45 years, wanted to learn to sew with homemaking in school. My first quilt was in 1995 for my first grandson.
  • 54. Posted by Heather mallady on May 9th, 2015 at 5:36 p.m.
    My grandma inspired and inspires me.
  • 55. Posted by Kate Collins on May 9th, 2015 at 4:59 p.m.
    My daughter inspired me to quilt. I grew up watching all the women in my family, Mom, grandma's, Aunts, great aunts, cousins, all sitting around wooden horses supporting the quilt they would all work on together. I could join them and listen to the gossip as all our hands were quilting the same quilt. The great aunts, aunts, grandma's, and some cousins have all gone but the importance of passing along the skill of quilting to my little girl keeps me inspired.
  • 56. Posted by Kay Eubank on May 9th, 2015 at 4:58 p.m.
    My mother inspired me to start quilting Though I waited until I retired
  • 57. Posted by Jennifer on May 9th, 2015 at 4:55 p.m.
    Seeing my friends venturing into the quilting world made me want to start!
  • 58. Posted by Cindy Gaughan on May 9th, 2015 at 4:51 p.m.
    my neighbor quilts and looking at the ones she has made inspired me to teach myself.
  • 59. Posted by Carol Enright on May 9th, 2015 at 4:11 p.m.
    Saw some quilts and wall hangings a friend made and wanted to try it. Did the f I rest quilt and fell in love with quilting.
  • 60. Posted by Carol Enright on May 9th, 2015 at 4:10 p.m.
    Saw some quilts and wall hangings a friend made and wanted to try it. Did the f I rest quilt and fell in love with quilting.
  • 61. Posted by Carol Enright on May 9th, 2015 at 4:07 p.m.
    Saw some quilts and wall hangings a friend made and wanted to try it. Did the f I rest quilt and fell in love with quilting.
  • 62. Posted by Karen on May 9th, 2015 at 4:06 p.m.
    My mom inspired me as she sewed for me and my siblings. ( 6 daughters and 2 sons. )
  • 63. Posted by Carol Enright on May 9th, 2015 at 4:06 p.m.
    Saw some quilts and wall hangings a friend made and wanted to try it. Did the f I rest quilt and fell in love with quilting.
  • 64. Posted by Carol Enright on May 9th, 2015 at 4:04 p.m.
    Saw some quilts and wall hangings a friend made and wanted to try it. Did the f I rest quilt and fell in love with quilting.
  • 65. Posted by LINDA on May 9th, 2015 at 3:41 p.m.
    Hi,started sewing with my Mom at about 9 years of age>always loved it! Made a little red+white checked blouse that first summer>thought it was the best! Thanks for your giveaway!
  • 66. Posted by Ronnie E on May 9th, 2015 at 3:39 p.m.
    My Grandmother inspired me to start sewing!
  • 67. Posted by Lee J. on May 9th, 2015 at 3:33 p.m.
    my grandmother taught me to quilt. My other grandmother taught me other needlework. My love of all things seeing ce from them.
  • 68. Posted by Tina Dickens on May 9th, 2015 at 3:24 p.m.
    I was inspired by my mom who taught me to sew at a young age. I am blessed to still have my mom living only a few miles from me!
  • 69. Posted by Lyn on May 9th, 2015 at 3:17 p.m.
    I remember being in a little fabric shop(not patchwork) and they had a class advertised for a sampler quilt..on display was a poster sized photo of the quilt and I knew so little of patchwork that I thought that was the size of the project..imagine my surprise when they told us to cut 12 1/2 inch squares in the first class.. I soon found out how large it was going to be
  • 70. Posted by Susan on May 9th, 2015 at 3:11 p.m.
    I started quilting with my mom when she retired, and we continue to quilt together at an annual retreat.
  • 71. Posted by Tricha Immonen on May 9th, 2015 at 2:56 p.m.
    i always loved to see the quilts at the fair. I always took it as a challenge to see if I could be as talented as those artists.
  • 72. Posted by Christine on May 9th, 2015 at 2:43 p.m.
    I have always liked to sew. When I retired I joined a mixed crafts class and by chance sat next to a quilter. I caught the quilt bug!
  • 73. Posted by Carol on May 9th, 2015 at 2:36 p.m.
    Love all Bonnie and Camille fabrics especially Miss Kate!
  • 74. Posted by Pat M on May 9th, 2015 at 2:18 p.m.
    I love color and working with combinations of color and pattern.
  • 75. Posted by lisa clark on May 9th, 2015 at 2:16 p.m.
    I love everything that can be made from quilting
  • 76. Posted by Diane Beavers on May 9th, 2015 at 2:15 p.m.
    Sewing inspiration came from my mom, when I was age 9. She gently and patiently (cajoled actually) to use a machine and I learned to make dresses for me and eventually made my sisters wedding dress when I was 16. Quilting came from two Aunties and a sister, who just kept encouraging me to "keep the art alive in our family" So I have. Thank you all for sharing and your tutorials are all over my sewing/quilting space.
  • 77. Posted by Yvonne on May 9th, 2015 at 2:08 p.m.
    My Grandma was in a nursing facility and I did a square in a square with maroon and pink. I started enjoying looking for cool fabric in an old Ben Franklin store I would let mom shop and just stayed in the fabric section until she was done shopping. This behavior was a benefit to us both!
  • 78. Posted by Gayle Bender on May 9th, 2015 at 2 p.m.
    My inspiration to start sewing was looking at clothes in boutiques and observing the quality and cost. I decided I could make clothes in the styles, colors, and prints I wanted. (But I also still love shopping!)
  • 79. Posted by Veronika on May 9th, 2015 at 1:59 p.m.
    I wanted to make a baby quilt for my firstborn, and my sister in law helped push me along and now we are both fully obsessed with quilting!!
  • 80. Posted by Doris G on May 9th, 2015 at 1:50 p.m.
    My mother and her sister were both quilters and they did a lot of quilting and piecing by hand. I was inspired by these two great ladies to take up the torch!!!
  • 81. Posted by Susan Stover on May 9th, 2015 at 1:49 p.m.
    I've always loved color and sewing! Made my first quilt for my new baby many years ago. Quilting is relaxing and a great way to express one's creativity.
  • 82. Posted by Mary Jo Beddows on May 9th, 2015 at 1:02 p.m.
    The thrust for me to learn how to quilt was a quilt top that my three sons great grandmother hand pieced. It was a very very large double circle wedding and I carried it from house to house...including England and back. Four years ago I started hand quilting it and finally finished it in Jan. 2015. Since I started quilting four years ago I have made 14 quilts for friends and granddaughters...I am the Ohio Quilter❤️K6m68
  • 83. Posted by Cyndi Spurlin on May 9th, 2015 at 12:55 p.m.
    My grandmother made the most beautiful quilts and she was my inspiration when I made my first quilt when I was about 12 years old. I love quilting, but life got in the way for many years and there just wasn't enough time or money to persue my passion. I'm back in my happy place now though - currently making each of my 5 grandchildren a quilt!
  • 84. Posted by Tina Callahan on May 9th, 2015 at 12:51 p.m.
    Watching my Grandmother and then my Mother quilt.
  • 85. Posted by Sheila Ivany on May 9th, 2015 at 12:45 p.m.
    learnt how to hand quilt In grade 7. Enjoy being creative.
  • 86. Posted by Sheila Ivany on May 9th, 2015 at 12:43 p.m.
    In grade seven our class did a quilt for a raffle. I just enjoy being creative. Thank you for a chance to win.
  • 87. Posted by Gloria C. Martin on May 9th, 2015 at 12:41 p.m.
    I've always wanted a creative outlet. There are many musicians in my family and so I naturally thought my talent was music, but after much soul searching, I found my artistic talent seemed to be with a different medium...fabric! I've never looked back since!
  • 88. Posted by Bonnie DeRosia on May 9th, 2015 at 11:56 a.m.
    My Grandmothers and my Mom quilted but it wasn't until a quilt shop opened ( Cousins Quilt shop in Bellaire,MI ) and I took a class that I got started--now I can not stop.
  • 89. Posted by Pat Armbrister on May 9th, 2015 at 11:45 a.m.
    I learned to sew beacause I wanted to make charity projects like quilts, sundresses, pillowcases and the like.
  • 90. Posted by Julie B on May 9th, 2015 at 11:40 a.m.
    I learned to hand sew from my grandmother at an early age. I have been sewing and quilting ever since. My artwork is made from fabric and thread. Thanks for the chance to win.
  • 91. Posted by Patricia on May 9th, 2015 at 11:37 a.m.
    Have sewed almost since I can remember. Started making clothes for myself in 7th grade and continued ever since. My aunt helped me make a quilt in 8th grade. Started quilting seriously a few years ago.
  • 92. Posted by Joe Ann Keslar on May 9th, 2015 at 11:27 a.m.
    I taught myself to sew when I was 20 years old. My interest was always clothing but I gradually shifted to quilting a few years ago. I love fabric and quilting is such a relaxing thing for me and the feeling of accomplishment I have when I finish with a beautiful quilt is indescribable.
  • 93. Posted by Robin Butler on May 9th, 2015 at 11:25 a.m.
    I love sewing used to make my own clothes, then self taught my self quilting. enjoy that more
  • 94. Posted by Sonya on May 9th, 2015 at 11:10 a.m.
    I always wanted to learn to quilt, but I never had the time until my kids both left home. A couple of ladies at church were willing to teach me, so I jumped at the chance, and I've been sewing ever since!
  • 95. Posted by Kathy C on May 9th, 2015 at 10:24 a.m.
    My grandmother was a seamstress and taught me to sew. When my kids were finally grown I had the time to start sewing. A good friend took a beginners sewing class and I was so impressed I soon took one. And so it began.....
  • 96. Posted by Cheryl Matthews on May 9th, 2015 at 10:05 a.m.
    God gave us these instincts to make things, to use our hands and out mind. My grandmother was a quilter and I loved watching her piece together all those little blocks together. So I guess I picked it up from her. My hands and mind has to stay busy and I love quilting and sewing.
  • 97. Posted by Claudia on May 9th, 2015 at 9:55 a.m.
    I wanted to make beautiful things like my mom did.
  • 98. Posted by Wendy Crafton on May 9th, 2015 at 9:48 a.m.
    I became interested in quilting when my grandmother passed away almost 2 years ago. sadly I miss her. When my grandma passed away I found out that both my great grandmother's were quilters so I decided to carry on the tradition. I am still a Newby but I love learning new things and it brings me peace to sew and quilt.
  • 99. Posted by Lori on May 9th, 2015 at 9:33 a.m.
    I did easy quilts when I was younger and life got involved,then my brother contacted me and asked me to make quilts for his two small daughters. I thought I would love to do it but my skills are out of shape. So I am learning and teaching myself. I am almost done with one of them. My brother has cancer and hope he gets to see his daughters enjoy the quilts.
  • 100. Posted by Carol Cannon on May 9th, 2015 at 9:03 a.m.
    I had sewed since I was a child, had seen quilts my Mother and other family members had made then about 10 years bought a quilt magazine. I was inspired! I didn't start with "easy" quilts, just made the ones that inspired me. I have never stopped. This Christmas all my family will finally have a quilt I have made, including my 2 great grandchildren! To me a quilt is a memory stitched with love!
  • 101. Posted by Tammy Schlumpberger on May 9th, 2015 at 8:55 a.m.
    Sewed when I was younger and then got back into it when I met my husband's grandma and seeing all the beautiful quilts she made inspired me to start sewing again
  • 102. Posted by Debbie Hoffmann on May 9th, 2015 at 8:51 a.m.
    I hadn't sewn for years. My oldest son passed away quite suddenly from undiagnosed heart problem. Starting quilting as it is a great way to wear all of his shirts at once. It will become my comfort quilt!
  • 103. Posted by Margaret Terry on May 9th, 2015 at 8:34 a.m.
    Sewed as a child, trusty Singer. Inspired to start quilting by a quilty friend several years ago. Bought a Bernina on installment, quite hooked.
  • 104. Posted by Marian on May 9th, 2015 at 8:05 a.m.
    istarted sewing early around 8 years old, inspired by my grandma and mom. I have always loved fabric and sewing, just wandering a fabric store gives me so much inspiration. When my daughter was about 9, I began quilting, and ' the rest is history '.
  • 105. Posted by Jess on May 9th, 2015 at 8:03 a.m.
    My grandmother gave me a beginner's quilting book (aimed at children) when I was barely old enough to thread a needle and it stuck with me!
  • 106. Posted by Linda Van Der Werf on May 9th, 2015 at 7:57 a.m.
    I started sewing in 8th grade. Quilting came along several years later as a hobby.
  • 107. Posted by Nancy Raynes on May 9th, 2015 at 7:55 a.m.
    Started sewing on a treadle in the 30s. A preteen and that was my TV -it kept me out of Mom's hair. Went from doll clothes to my own clothes to all kinds of clothes for my family. Joined a quilt guild and haven't quit yet. Love designing as I go and scrappy quilts.
  • 108. Posted by Sue Parks on May 9th, 2015 at 7:49 a.m.
    I was inspired to learn quilting from a lady at church, she is 80 years old and quilting for more than 50 years. We mKe the small quilts for the needy of our community. They are for children and young adults mostly. I am always learning new techniques and patterns. I enjoy your site very much.
  • 109. Posted by Nancy Raynes on May 9th, 2015 at 7:48 a.m.
    Started sewing on a treadle in the 30s. A preteen and that was my TV -it kept me out of Mom's hair. Went from doll clothes to my own clothes to all kinds of clothes for my family. Joined a quilt guild and haven't quit yet. Love designing as I go and scrappy quilts.
  • 110. Posted by Donna gauch on May 9th, 2015 at 7:48 a.m.
    Would love to work with this fabric. My grandmother taught me to sew on her treadle machine. She would have loved to work with the fabrics of today
  • 111. Posted by Sandy Horton on May 9th, 2015 at 7:43 a.m.
    My mama and great grandmother taught me to sew years ago. I made clothes for my children growing up and household items. But my cousin, Lolly, started the quilting spark with a rag quilt. Even though she is gone, i continue to love to. Sew and have added tote bags to my joy. I would love to add thiss collection to my pinwheel patterns.
  • 112. Posted by Meredith on May 9th, 2015 at 7:41 a.m.
    Love the colors of this line! I started sewing when I was a kid with my mom helping me. :)
  • 113. Posted by Brooke Church on May 9th, 2015 at 7:38 a.m.
    I dabbled just a tiny bit in sewing before I was married, but my real inspiration was when I was pregnant with my son. I sewed lots of cloth diapers and a pair of little pants for him. I have four children now and love to sew for them.
  • 114. Posted by April Lopez on May 9th, 2015 at 7:35 a.m.
    i first started to quilt to make them for a church raffle then I decided I couldn't afford to buy quilts for myself so I started making them for myself and for gifts.
  • 115. Posted by patti on May 9th, 2015 at 7:19 a.m.
    150 million years ago I used to do counted cross stitch. In the same shopping center where I bought my supplies, there was a quilt shop. One look inside and I was hooked!
  • 116. Posted by Cheryl on May 9th, 2015 at 7:13 a.m.
    My Grandma made the most beautiful quilts. She gave most of them to her church bazaars for fundraising. Her stitches were so perfect. I know I'll never be as good as she was, but it is fun to try.
  • 117. Posted by Carol Adams on May 9th, 2015 at 7:11 a.m.
    I started sewing at about 10 years old by cutting up old clothes and making clothes for my doll - always hand sewn as we did not own a sewing machine at that time. Have been sewing ever since.
  • 118. Posted by JoanG on May 9th, 2015 at 7:02 a.m.
    I always sewed and crafted, but in the back of my mind was always the idea that one day I'd try quilting. I went by a shop in New York City one day and they were offering a beginners class. I signed up and never looked back. The other crafts fell away as quilting became my main focus.
  • 119. Posted by Judy Brunsvold on May 9th, 2015 at 6:53 a.m.
    I had a mother who did all kinds of quilting and learned hand quilting so the frame could get rolled up faster and out of the way. Started quilted in the 70's and still doing all kinds.
  • 120. Posted by Trish on May 9th, 2015 at 6:29 a.m.
    I started sewing with my grandma when I was young. Over the years, I've dabbled every once in a while, but lately I've been pulled to live a calmer, more simple life and for me sewing is a part of that!!
  • 121. Posted by Southern Gal on May 9th, 2015 at 6:15 a.m.
    My grandmother quilted, but I didn't catch the bug until I started following Camille Roskelley's blog, Simplify. I fell in love with the colors of the line of fabrics she created. Ironic, yes?
  • 122. Posted by Carolyn S. Faircloth on May 9th, 2015 at 5:59 a.m.
    I had a quilt top given to me as a wedding gift by my grandmother that I moved around with me for 15 years! I finally took a class on hand quilting to finish it and that got me started!
  • 123. Posted by Pauline Gudas on May 9th, 2015 at 5:54 a.m.
    I started to sew as a young teen because I could not find clothes to fit me. It was a lot of fun knowing that no one else would be wearing the same outfit
  • 124. Posted by Diane on May 9th, 2015 at 5:09 a.m.
    I have been sewing for almost 40 years, but just started quilting. My son wanted a Tshirt quilt (which I haven't made yet). I started with the free BOM courses on Craftsy. I've learned a lot and caught the quilting bug!
  • 125. Posted by Debbie on May 9th, 2015 at 4:47 a.m.
    I started quilting with my Grandma when I was 14. She bought me an applique quilt kit from Leewards and it took years to complete it. My Grandma then tought me to hand quilt. She actually did most of the work but that started it all.
  • 126. Posted by Lynnette Oldroyd on May 9th, 2015 at 3:39 a.m.
    my mother inspired me to sew. When I was a child, my first sewing project was to make my brand new nephew a nightie. No pattern, and just scraps from moms sewing room. Needless to say, it never fit, or would fit any baby for that matter, but it was made with the same kind of love and enthusiasm that my mom showed me. My sister cherished it. I use patterns a lot more these days, but am definitely no stranger to making patterns on my own. Thanks mom, for your generosity, enthusiasm, and love for sewing!
  • 127. Posted by Fran on May 9th, 2015 at 1:08 a.m.
    I was inspired to learn to quilt after seeing a beautiful quilt that a friend had made. Thanks for the chance to win.
  • 128. Posted by Sue R on May 9th, 2015 at 12:36 a.m.
    I came to sewing honestly Grandmother sewed, Mom sewed even though she guarded her machine from curious kids til older and of course 10 plus years of 4-H as member and adviser. Quilting has followed many years of sewing clothes and crafts. The memories of craft shows with Mom are dear
  • 129. Posted by Nicola on May 8th, 2015 at 11:36 p.m.
    I quilt because I love fabric and it is the only way I can justify buying more fabric! :)
  • 130. Posted by Charla campbell on May 8th, 2015 at 11:25 p.m.
    I always wanted to learn how to quilt I retired and took a quilting class and I was hooked love it want to make every quilt I see lol
  • 131. Posted by Charla campbell on May 8th, 2015 at 11:24 p.m.
    I always wanted to learn how to quilt I retired and took a quilting class and I was hooked love it want to make every quilt I see lol
  • 132. Posted by kirsten on May 8th, 2015 at 11:13 p.m.
    I went to a retreat and won a bag pattern so started sewing and then took some quilting classes at my LQS. Thanks for the chance to win!
  • 133. Posted by Carolyn on May 8th, 2015 at 11 p.m.
    My Grandmother inspired me after giving me doll quilts and a graduation quilt.
  • 134. Posted by Nina on May 8th, 2015 at 10:59 p.m.
    My mom started teaching me to sew)
  • 135. Posted by Nancy D on May 8th, 2015 at 10:57 p.m.
    I have always loved the old fashioned quality of quilts. The history of them. The way women have patiently pieced them together to keep her family warm. Yet producing a beautiful piece of art in the process. So I taught myself how to make quilts and never looked back.
  • 136. Posted by Rachell Reilly on May 8th, 2015 at 10:57 p.m.
    I don't remember a time I wasn't sewing, cross-stitching. We had a very old quilt made by my grandmother, and I always loved it. In college, I had a chance to take a beginner quilting class for sewing credit, and I jumped at the chance. I loved it! Several years later, I was married and had my first baby, and I wanted to make him a quilt. I've never stopped since then! reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com
  • 137. Posted by Christy on May 8th, 2015 at 10:36 p.m.
    My mom had started a grandmother's flower garden quilt for me when I was little, but never finished it. I knew if I wanted it done, I'd have to help out. When I was almost out of college, she taught me how to hand piece & hand quilt and I haven't stopped.
  • 138. Posted by Chris on May 8th, 2015 at 10:32 p.m.
    I was inspired by watching my Mom sew growing up.
  • 139. Posted by Sue Dupre on May 8th, 2015 at 10:20 p.m.
    Grew up sewing with my Mom. Then I had a career in higher Ed and now I'm retired and getting back into it. So fun sewing for my grandchildren. I'm getting the quilting bug however, so excited to begin!
  • 140. Posted by Angela C on May 8th, 2015 at 10:13 p.m.
    My mom started teaching me to see when I was 5 or 6. I saw some quilts displayed in a fabric store when I was a teen and knew I wanted to make quilts.
  • 141. Posted by Debbie D on May 8th, 2015 at 10:12 p.m.
    Actually I;ve been sewing since I was twelve and at almost 60 picked up quilting as a bit of a release to some stress in my life.. it's been wonderful and addicting also.. now I just cant stop!
  • 142. Posted by Lavada Kraft on May 8th, 2015 at 9:51 p.m.
    My mother does not let anything stop her in the needlework world. If she didn't know how she taught herself! She taught my sister and I how to do whatever we wanted at early ages. Her quilts were the old fashioned ones, made from cardboard templates and hand sowrn and quilted! I loved to help her!
  • 143. Posted by Paige on May 8th, 2015 at 9:51 p.m.
    My grandmother inspired me to quilt and sew. I already receive your newsletter
  • 144. Posted by Paige on May 8th, 2015 at 9:49 p.m.
    My grandmother inspired me to sew and quilt. I already receive your newsletter
  • 145. Posted by Renea on May 8th, 2015 at 9:20 p.m.
    I started to sew when I was 11 yrs. old. I sewed clothing for myself and then for my children. I cannot throw away any fabric so I started to make scrappy squared quilts for my family. They loved them sew I have just continued making more and more quilts. Thanks for the great giveaway.
  • 146. Posted by Lori H. on May 8th, 2015 at 9:19 p.m.
    I was inspired by all the beautiful fabrics & wanting to know what I could do with them.
  • 147. Posted by Carrie Hare on May 8th, 2015 at 9:04 p.m.
    Motherhood. That nesting instinct is strong!
  • 148. Posted by Patty Denton on May 8th, 2015 at 8:58 p.m.
    My mom did machine quilting and I took a class before she died and have really enjoyed it!!
  • 149. Posted by Deb on May 8th, 2015 at 8:52 p.m.
    I wanted to do a craft with friends from church, and we picked the Quilt in a Day book and made a quilt!
  • 150. Posted by Judy van Kalken on May 8th, 2015 at 8:45 p.m.
    I took a class with a couple of friends in 1996 and haven't stopped since! Just love creating and spending time with friends.
  • 151. Posted by Amy on May 8th, 2015 at 8:35 p.m.
    Took ONE class 18 years ago, and I got hooked. Quilting has helped me through a rough divorce and I am a police officer, too. Quilting has always allowed me to relax and enjoy something I have made with love for someone.
  • 152. Posted by Susan McGregor on May 8th, 2015 at 8:31 p.m.
    I've always been interested in crafts. I think it was my love of fabric prints that led me to quilting.
  • 153. Posted by Lisa Garber on May 8th, 2015 at 8:27 p.m.
    Etsy is what got me started. I loved looking and buying beautiful fabric. Once day I decided to youtube how to quilt and watched Jenny from missouri star quilt, and it was all history from there!
  • 154. Posted by Michelle on May 8th, 2015 at 8:15 p.m.
    My new grandson
  • 155. Posted by Holly on May 8th, 2015 at 8:08 p.m.
    Babies! When my friends started having babies, my sister and I taught ourselves how to quilt. I cringe to think of those first few efforts!
  • 156. Posted by Rebecca on May 8th, 2015 at 7:45 p.m.
    Instagram has been an enormous inspiration and support system in my quest to start quilting!
  • 157. Posted by Jacquie Billot on May 8th, 2015 at 7:44 p.m.
    I had always liked to sew so after many years of admiration for quilts I decided with some dear friends to take a class.
  • 158. Posted by Lori M on May 8th, 2015 at 7:31 p.m.
    Good friends, good teachers.
  • 159. Posted by Keri M on May 8th, 2015 at 7:17 p.m.
    I started after visiting our local quilt shop multiple times. The ladies kept encouraging me to try a jelly roll. I haven't finished it yet, but I am trying. Just have one more border left.
  • 160. Posted by Gloria on May 8th, 2015 at 6:51 p.m.
    I watched my grandmother quilt feedsacks when I was a little girl. Watching a sister in law with her quilts inspired me to start quilting much later in life.
  • 161. Posted by Michelle Smith on May 8th, 2015 at 6:50 p.m.
    My mother is my sewing inspiration. Grew up watching her sew and now I'm addicted!!
  • 162. Posted by Martina Newman on May 8th, 2015 at 6:28 p.m.
    My good friend started me with BOM we are working on right now and now I see inspiration everywhere I can't stop.
  • 163. Posted by Morgan on May 8th, 2015 at 6:28 p.m.
    I am always happiest when I'm making something and quilting gives me something very worthwhile to have at the end!
  • 164. Posted by Diane Calvi on May 8th, 2015 at 6:09 p.m.
    I have nine children and nine grandchildren and I wanted to leave them each a quilt to remember me by and I did.
  • 165. Posted by Sharlotte on May 8th, 2015 at 6:06 p.m.
    My Mammaw was a quilter and helped me make my first quilt when I was a teenager. I became an avid quilter in my 40's.
  • 166. Posted by Andrea C on May 8th, 2015 at 6:01 p.m.
    my grandma taught me & since her passing i've been sewing again to feel reconnected with her.
  • 167. Posted by Becky in Georgia on May 8th, 2015 at 5:37 p.m.
    My grandmother was an excellent seamstress. She made our dresses for all the special events- first communion, homecoming. When I was old enough, Mom and Dad enrolled me in sewing lessons. It took two sessions, but I've been in love with fabric and sewing machines ever since.
  • 168. Posted by Tami on May 8th, 2015 at 5:29 p.m.
    I started sewing so I could make my own clothes and they would be different and unique. Quilting came along when I was tired of trying to make clothes fit my "older" body!
  • 169. Posted by Grace B on May 8th, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
    I actually learned to sew when I was a kid. But then I didn't sew for several years. After the birth of my 1st child, I began to sew again. And I've been sewing ever since. I've even branched out to softies and clothes.
  • 170. Posted by Carla G on May 8th, 2015 at 4:29 p.m.
    I learned a bit about sewing when I was in my teens from my mom but wasn't interested... and then I had my kids and couldn't find what I wanted so I started making some clothing for them. :)
  • 171. Posted by Sarah Edwards on May 8th, 2015 at 4:19 p.m.
    I learned basic crochet via You Tube and decided to check out quilting. Started around Nov 2014 and loving it. Love the fabric. Learning a lot.
  • 172. Posted by karen on May 8th, 2015 at 4 p.m.
    I was inspired by two lovely quilters, my aunt and a coworker. They continue to inspire me to this day!
  • 173. Posted by Kathy on May 8th, 2015 at 3:59 p.m.
    My husband's Auntie inspired me. She quilted everything by hand. First she taught me how to make homemade bread. Then the next thing was to learn to quilt. Tragically she was taken from us before my first sew. I remember going to awe sit of a quilt shop and they were offering a beginners class. I drove right over and they had one spot left. I said " all I want to do is learn how to quilt". Quilting is know how I honor Auntie and the love she put into every stitch.
  • 174. Posted by carolyn montgomery on May 8th, 2015 at 3:47 p.m.
    i was inspired to start quilting so i could finish the last quilt top my mom was working on when she died.
  • 175. Posted by Lisa B on May 8th, 2015 at 3:41 p.m.
    I was in 4-H as a pre-teen and starting sewing then. I sort of dropped off the sewing way of life because I thought of it as my mom's hobby. When I had my daughters, and they wanted to learn how to sew a craft, I started getting back into sewing and realized just how much I enjoyed it and how much my daughters and I have together. They are now 11 & 12 and we have fun putting fabrics together and seeing what appeals to each of us.
  • 176. Posted by jill on May 8th, 2015 at 3:24 p.m.
    My mom and grandma taught me to sew when I was younger, and I did a few things here and there. Once I had my first son, I started quilting and making bags and such more frequently
  • 177. Posted by Joyce Hall on May 8th, 2015 at 3:23 p.m.
    I've sewed quilt for several years and Miss Kate colors are perfect to make a quilt. The colors inspires me to make another quilt.
  • 178. Posted by Luana on May 8th, 2015 at 3:09 p.m.
    Up until 5 years ago I had never really sewn. My friend was a member of a club that made quilts for "at risk" children. I so loved seeing her quilts. So I asked her to show me how to do it. Five years and over 100 quilts later, I am now president of our club, and enjoying the camaraderie and support of the other members of our club. It is wonderful to provide comfort to these children through quilts.
  • 179. Posted by Sheri Andresen on May 8th, 2015 at 3:01 p.m.
    When I was a child I used to love to watch my Grandmother sew she was a seamstress. Many years passed one day, my Bestie since we were babes and I decided we were going to make a quilt that was 10 years ago and we won't speak of yardage, notions, and machines since love the craft so many pretties.
  • 180. Posted by Julia on May 8th, 2015 at 3:01 p.m.
    I guess my grandma was the one who inspired me to sew... Thanks for a chance to win! julia(dot)glotova(at)gmail(dot)com
  • 181. Posted by Barbara O. on May 8th, 2015 at 2:45 p.m.
    I was looking for a hobby when home with my first child and came up with sewing, but I never liked sewing clothes, but when I saw (rather simple) quilts on the internet, I was hooked. Thanks for the chance!
  • 182. Posted by Carol on May 8th, 2015 at 2:37 p.m.
    My MOM......
  • 183. Posted by Tanya on May 8th, 2015 at 2:36 p.m.
    I've seen since I was a teen but once I had my daughter I really got inspired and it's a passion!
  • 184. Posted by angie on May 8th, 2015 at 2:33 p.m.
    I started to sew quilts 5 years ago, when I took a quilting class during my first pregnancy. I wanted to learn how to make a baby quilt. I haven't stopped since!
  • 185. Posted by Betsy on May 8th, 2015 at 2:22 p.m.
    I learned to sew in Home Ec and enjoyed it. From there on I liked all the fabric that was available.
  • 186. Posted by Barbara Martin on May 8th, 2015 at 2:14 p.m.
    My grandmother has quilted all of her life but I never thought I could do it. My sister started quilting and talked my mom and I into going to the Sewing and Quilting expo in Cleveland, Oh last year and I have been hooked ever since. Plus my grandmother now gets to see her daughter and two of her granddaughters work as well.
  • 187. Posted by Heide Dronchi on May 8th, 2015 at 2 p.m.
    What got me started is just sewing, I try ed to make clothing, epic fail! Then I saw a quilt and a light bulb went off. I am addicted.
  • 188. Posted by daniela on May 8th, 2015 at 1:50 p.m.
    arriving in the us, visiting an elderly lady who passed on her sewing machine to me. then while i was studying the english language, i needed to entertain my hands and creative side of the brain....
  • 189. Posted by emme on May 8th, 2015 at 1:49 p.m.
    everything inspires me!~ emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com
  • 190. Posted by Shirley Mangold on May 8th, 2015 at 1:39 p.m.
    I started quilting last year when I decided I was going to do a quilt for my son and his wife for Christmas 2014.
  • 191. Posted by Dorothy on May 8th, 2015 at 1:35 p.m.
    Boredom! My family was living in the middle of nowhere and my husband worked a lot. I started quilting for something to do. I've been hooked for many years now.
  • 192. Posted by Bess on May 8th, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.
    I actually started sewing because I looked at the price of curtains and knew I could make them much cheaper myself. How hard could it be? Lol! :) Fabulous giveaway!
  • 193. Posted by Holly Dapore on May 8th, 2015 at 12:26 p.m.
    My mom always sewed a lot. Once I had my own kids, I wanted to learn to sew.
  • 194. Posted by Ronnie G on May 8th, 2015 at 12:15 p.m.
    I love the way quilts look and I waited for someone to gift me one, well I thought the only way I am going to get one is to make it, so I did... and now I am hooked!
  • 195. Posted by Sheila on May 8th, 2015 at 12:11 p.m.
    I was inspired by my mom and grandmother , both did lots of sewing :-) thanks for the chance to win these amazing fabrics .
  • 196. Posted by Pam S on May 8th, 2015 at 12:09 p.m.
    Necessity inspired me to start quilting. When I wanted to give presents to people as a teenager, I tried to think of things I could do with no money. I knew how to sew, so I could cut up clothing and make quilts! Thanks for the great giveaway! This fabric is lovely!
  • 197. Posted by Erika on May 8th, 2015 at 11:57 a.m.
    My grandma inspired me to sew. She would sew all the time, especially at night while she watched tv. Then one night I asked her to teach me to make some yo-yo's and she did with a real needle and thread . I couldn't believe she entrusted me with the needle and her fabrics. Best of all I was only 5 years old! She made me a quilt from all those yo-yo's which I slept under for years!! Now I'd like to make one for my daughter with those beautiful fabrics you're giving away
  • 198. Posted by Donna Compton on May 8th, 2015 at 11:50 a.m.
    I have been sewing since the age of 10. I was in 4H for years. I always wanted to learn to quilt, but life got in the way. So when I retired, I began to quilt and I've got the bug!
  • 199. Posted by Jyothi Saravu on May 8th, 2015 at 11:37 a.m.
    I wanted to make a T-shirt quilt for my son and then onwards I got hooked on to quilting!
  • 200. Posted by Cecilia Ayers on May 8th, 2015 at 11:37 a.m.
    I stared sewing in part because I wanted to be a super mom! My aunts made most of my clothes until I was 16 due to my mom working so much. My mom took me to the fabric store every Saturday to pick out fabric and patterns. This taught me how to use colors which I have used all through life.
  • 201. Posted by Cyndy Johnson on May 8th, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.
    My mother taught me to sew when I was 10 years old. I have been sewing 54 years now and enjoy it more than ever. I have several quilting ministries and donate what I make. I am sewhpe Cyndy.
  • 202. Posted by Beth B on May 8th, 2015 at 11:19 a.m.
    I love the art quilts and traditional also. Once I found machine quilting and free motion quilting, I was hooked. Then there are all of the wonderful fabrics, too.
  • 203. Posted by Judy Davidson on May 8th, 2015 at 11:10 a.m.
    Inspired by watching my mother sew quilts by hand from the scraps of our clothing, and watching her work the treadle sewing machine to make the clothes.
  • 204. Posted by Buffy on May 8th, 2015 at 11:03 a.m.
    When I was pregnant, I got it in my head I had to learn to dew so I could make my daughter a quilt. I did it and haven't looked back.
  • 205. Posted by Cecelia on May 8th, 2015 at 10:53 a.m.
    A forner friend inspired my, she did amazing work and offered to teach me . . . we quickly became close friends, she and her husband were like my second family . . . unfortunatly, when I remarried and moved she decided our friendship no longer worked :(
  • 206. Posted by Connie on May 8th, 2015 at 10:41 a.m.
    Love 'Miss Kate'! It'll be fun to sew with it on my new Tula Pink machine by Bernina! :D
  • 207. Posted by Verilyn Smith on May 8th, 2015 at 10:28 a.m.
    I had been diagnosed with a 2nd bout of breast cancer (12 years since the 1st round). I was so tired of dealing with chemo and surgery and tests and more surgery and feeling bad! I had to do something to change my focus from sickness to creating some positive and happy things! I took a quilting class and made my first quilt! I was hooked....I have made 20 quilts over the past two years and my health continues to improve! I think quilting and sewing has saved me!!
  • 208. Posted by Verilyn Smith on May 8th, 2015 at 10:27 a.m.
    I had been diagnosed with a 2nd bout of breast cancer (12 years since the 1st round). I was so tired of dealing with chemo and surgery and tests and more surgery and feeling bad! I had to do something to change my focus from sickness to creating some positive and happy things! I took a quilting class and made my first quilt! I was hooked....I have made 20 quilts over the past two years and my health continues to improve! I think quilting and sewing has saved me!!
  • 209. Posted by Verilyn Smith on May 8th, 2015 at 10:24 a.m.
    I had been diagnosed with a 2nd bout of breast cancer (12 years since the 1st round). I was so tired of dealing with chemo and surgery and tests and more surgery and feeling bad! I had to do something to change my focus from sickness to creating some positive and happy things! I took a quilting class and made my first quilt! I was hooked....I have made 20 quilts over the past two years and my health continues to improve! I think quilting and sewing has saved me!!
  • 210. Posted by rebeckah on May 8th, 2015 at 10:19 a.m.
    I have been sewing as long as I can remember. It's in my blood!
  • 211. Posted by Joyce Weckwerth on May 8th, 2015 at 9:47 a.m.
    My parents bought a sewing machine. They went out and told me "Don't touch the sewing machine". I did and at 9 I was sewing tank tops and full skirts for friends!
  • 212. Posted by Kathy Gannon on May 8th, 2015 at 9:41 a.m.
    I have always createdthings sincei was a little girl. I started seeing quilts and fell in love with them! I began my quilting in the early 90's with just a pair of scissors and some scraps. Had a couple of books and taught myself. I have enjoyed every precious moment! My quilting has helped me deal with ongoing health problems all my adult life, giving me the sense of purpose and accomplishment i need!
  • 213. Posted by CaLynn on May 8th, 2015 at 9:27 a.m.
    I was first inspired to learn how to sew through my grammas. Both hand-quilt and always had scraps laying around. Like fabric candies!
  • 214. Posted by Emmy Mackie on May 8th, 2015 at 9:24 a.m.
    I started quilting because I wanted to make my dad a gift that he would actually want to keep and not give back to me a year later. No joke! The fabric bundle is beautiful. Love Moda.
  • 215. Posted by Tracy T on May 8th, 2015 at 9:20 a.m.
    Beautiful fabric bundle, the possibilities are endless with this fabric. Thank you for a chance to win it.
  • 216. Posted by Marti on May 8th, 2015 at 9:19 a.m.
    After I had my daughters I wanted to create a tangible memory for them to have and I thought through quilting I would be able to achieve that.
  • 217. Posted by Kim on May 8th, 2015 at 9:19 a.m.
    Didn't start until my thirties. Wanted to learn how to quilt, so I searched for a quilt shop and haven't stopped since. Have made some of the absolute best friends through this wonderful passion of quilting.
  • 218. Posted by Tami Egan on May 8th, 2015 at 9:04 a.m.
    I am just one in a long line of quilters. From grandmother's, to aunts, to cousins, and sisters. But I really got interested in quilting when my sister- laws invited me to join they're Long Distance Quilters.
  • 219. Posted by Anne Mckenzie on May 8th, 2015 at 9:02 a.m.
    i started quilting because I wanted a quilt & they were too expensive. Plus I had always enjoyed making things. It is funny, because the quilt I wanted was an old one for $100! Have kicked myself several times over the years since
  • 220. Posted by Lee on May 8th, 2015 at 9 a.m.
    I really do not remember what inspired me - I always since a child sewn with my mom and grandmothers! thanks!
  • 221. Posted by peggy hendrick on May 8th, 2015 at 9 a.m.
    Didn;t have time for Home-Ec in highschool...so bought a book called "The Farm Journal, how to make a patchwork quilt"...followed it step by step (all those templates!) and have never looked back
  • 222. Posted by Sue Horton on May 8th, 2015 at 8:53 a.m.
    my grandmother taught me on a treadle machine when I was in grade school. I made garments until I retired at 52. I have been quilting now for the last 15years.
  • 223. Posted by Kristin on May 8th, 2015 at 8:46 a.m.
    My mother taught me to sew when I was 10 years old. I taught myself the rudiments of patchwork in my early 20s from a book.
  • 224. Posted by Nancy Stone on May 8th, 2015 at 8:39 a.m.
    I grew up sleeping under two sun bonnet quilts which were quilted by my father's aunt who raised him. That has been my inspiration.
  • 225. Posted by Keicia on May 8th, 2015 at 8:35 a.m.
    I had don a little sewing/quilting growing up with my mom. But having a baby girl made me get started again. First a simple baby quilt; then on to dresses.
  • 226. Posted by Susan Moffitt on May 8th, 2015 at 8:25 a.m.
    i started seeing 40 years ago when I was 15 because of Home Ec in high school. I still have that machine and see to this day. Love it!!!!
  • 227. Posted by Nonni on May 8th, 2015 at 8:21 a.m.
    A friend gifted another friend with a lovely quilt, made by her church group. I didn't even own a sewing machine, but said, "I can do that and I WANT TO!" Three sewing machines and 24+ years later, I still love it!
  • 228. Posted by Juliet on May 8th, 2015 at 8:18 a.m.
    We have always had a sewing machine, and it seemed natural that I would sew with it. I learned from an older friend, when I was a little girl.
  • 229. Posted by Tammy M. on May 8th, 2015 at 8:16 a.m.
    I have always loved handmade quilts. This past winter I had the opportunity to take a sewing class and learn to sew. A few weeks ago we started working on quilts and now I can't stop! I love picking out the fabrics and the patterns!! And sewing is so relaxing (except when I have to undo my work!!LOL)!!
  • 230. Posted by Ruth Lutz on May 8th, 2015 at 8:14 a.m.
    My inspiration to sew started with a mom and grandma who shared their love of sewing with me. My mom was the energetic and creative one and my sweet granny was about technique and precision! I love using these precious gifts that have given me years and years of enjoyment - and reflecting on the two beautiful women who loved me so well! Sincerely, Ruth Lutz
  • 231. Posted by Ann Flower on May 8th, 2015 at 8:11 a.m.
    My grandma always quilted and I started when I was little making small doll quilts. When I had my kids and later grandkids I made them each quilts. Now it has become a near obsession. lol
  • 232. Posted by Peg on May 8th, 2015 at 8:09 a.m.
    I started sewing in high school to make some of my clothes; never slowed down.
  • 233. Posted by Mary on May 8th, 2015 at 7:58 a.m.
    Seeing a guild quilt that was being raffled in the Texas hill country--it was beautiful, vibrant and contemporary!!!
  • 234. Posted by Calah Hansen on May 8th, 2015 at 7:51 a.m.
    I started sewing after having two kids and wanting to have a little quiet time for myself!
  • 235. Posted by Cindy Thomas on May 8th, 2015 at 7:49 a.m.
    I have been sewing since I was 8 years old starting with 4-H projects. I have always love quilts but didn't really start quilting until 2014 after my Mom passed away. I had been her caregiver and I needed something to help me cope with her loss, something creative and fulfilling. I made a couple of jelly roll quilts and it snowballed from there. I love the whole process and it just makes me happy!!
  • 236. Posted by Beth on May 8th, 2015 at 7:38 a.m.
    I've been sewing since I was 9 years old, but at some point before I started having children I decided to make a quilted wall hanging while I was staying with my parents during a major move. I needed something to do in my spare time...I've never looked back!
  • 237. Posted by Tiffany on May 8th, 2015 at 7:35 a.m.
    I bought myself a Viking machine (in 2004) and needed something to learn to sew. Quilts were perfect. Small seams, everyone loves them, and I could do them bits at a time. :). Now, I have people asking me to make them!
  • 238. Posted by Terri on May 8th, 2015 at 7:32 a.m.
    I asked a friend from Bible study to teach me. I've always loved sewing, and wanted to try quilting.
  • 239. Posted by Brenda on May 8th, 2015 at 7:24 a.m.
    i had no interest in quilting. (Crazy! I know now) The manager at the store I worked for had all of the girls who worked there take a beginning quilting class. Well needless to say, I was hooked for life and love it now!
  • 240. Posted by Jenni on May 8th, 2015 at 7:21 a.m.
    I got into quilting because it involved simple seams, and was something that I could do in small chunks. Plus, I love making things that my kids will cherish and will fit them for more than one season!
  • 241. Posted by Susan Grier on May 8th, 2015 at 7:21 a.m.
    My grandmother sewed and as a child and teen I always embellished by clothes. My husband bought me a sewing machine for my birthday a few years ago and it rekindled my passion for sewing.
  • 242. Posted by shelley c on May 8th, 2015 at 7:20 a.m.
    I started needle work as a child and even made a couple quilts the old fashioned way, but when the rotary cutter was introduced, that changed the whole aspect....what a boon to the craft!
  • 243. Posted by Kathy Davis on May 8th, 2015 at 7:14 a.m.
    When I was ten years old in the 1962, my mom was my inspiration. I asked all my neighbors for fabric and my mom taught me to hand sew a Nine Patch Block. Mom helped me put all the blocks together and Dad built a quilt frame. The best part is the whole family helped quilt, including my 2 older brothers. Lots of sore fingers later, we had a finished quilt and the best part is that I still have it today. Good memories!!
  • 244. Posted by Anna on May 8th, 2015 at 7:12 a.m.
    My mom and 4-H. I have sewn since I was 9 years old and love making hand made gifts and quilts for family and friends. I love Miss Kate it is the happiest fabric I have seen in a long time.
  • 245. Posted by Tracy Cusack Gatlin on May 8th, 2015 at 7:09 a.m.
    This empty nester needs some bright colors to wash away the grey. Miss Kate by Moda is bright, vibrant,and colorful. These fabrics would make a fabulous quilt.
  • 246. Posted by Tracy Cusack Gatlin on May 8th, 2015 at 7:07 a.m.
    This empty nester needs some bright colors to wash away the grey. Miss Kate by Moda is bright, vibrant,and colorful. These fabrics would make a fabulous quilt.
  • 247. Posted by Sue Jones on May 8th, 2015 at 7:05 a.m.
    I was 45 when I made my first quilt - just wanted to try it and I got hooked!
  • 248. Posted by Jill Auxford on May 8th, 2015 at 6:43 a.m.
    I attempted to learn to make a quilt when I was pregnant with my oldest. I didn't complete my first quilt until after my second was born but I've made several since then!
  • 249. Posted by Heather on May 8th, 2015 at 6:36 a.m.
    I began quilting way back in the early 1980's wanting to make a wall hanging for my family room. A few years later I was inspired by a friend who was making all kinds of great quilts for her kids and then I got hooked. These days I sew everyday. Thanks for the chance to win this adorable fabric collection. Love Miss Kate!
  • 250. Posted by Marilyn Wharton on May 8th, 2015 at 6:32 a.m.
    I started quilting about 10 years ago. I have an aunt who is 97 years old. My childhood is full of memories of watching her hand quilt. I used to love just looking at her beautiful works of art. I knew someday I wanted to make a quilt too. I have made quilts for all my family and love the idea of passing along the love of quilting.4meq
  • 251. Posted by Sherri Huff on May 8th, 2015 at 6:31 a.m.
    I started quilting to tap into my creative side when I was in a loveless marriage. I needed to take care of myself by adding something positive into my life. I finally left the marriage and have been happy and quilting ever since! Thank you!
  • 252. Posted by Margaret on May 8th, 2015 at 6:30 a.m.
    I started quilting when I was 9 (a long time ago) when there wasn't alot to do. It kept us occupied.
  • 253. Posted by Heather on May 8th, 2015 at 6:25 a.m.
    I began quilting way back in the early 1980's wanting to make a wall hanging for my family room. A few years later I was inspired by a friend who was making all kinds of great quilts for her kids and then I got hooked. These days I sew everyday. Thanks for the chance to win this adorable fabric collection. Love Miss Kate!
  • 254. Posted by Pam on May 8th, 2015 at 6:24 a.m.
    I love fabric and how all the pieces fit together and make beautiful designs.
  • 255. Posted by Christine M on May 8th, 2015 at 6:24 a.m.
    Many years ago my aunt was going to do an overnight mystery quilt. I thought it sounded fun and went too. That was it. I was hooked! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.
  • 256. Posted by Pam on May 8th, 2015 at 6:23 a.m.
    I love fabric and how all the pieces fit together and make beautiful designs.
  • 257. Posted by Pam on May 8th, 2015 at 6:22 a.m.
    I love fabric and how all the pieces fit together and make beautiful designs.
  • 258. Posted by Danette on May 8th, 2015 at 6:22 a.m.
    I decided I needed something creative to do. So I bought a book, "Learning to Quilt". I haven't stopped since. thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net
  • 259. Posted by Roberta Smith on May 8th, 2015 at 6:14 a.m.
    I have always been fascinated with quilts. I really got inspired to make them when my aunt invited me to a quilt retreat. I saw so many different and exciting patterns, I knew I had to try some of them.
  • 260. Posted by Jen R on May 8th, 2015 at 5:57 a.m.
    My aunt taught me when I was 7, but I didn't really start sewing until my little girls were born.
  • 261. Posted by Linda on May 8th, 2015 at 5:52 a.m.
    I was inspired to start sewing watching my Mother, Grandmother and a neighbor sew. Thanks for the chance to win.
  • 262. Posted by Brenda Melillo on May 8th, 2015 at 5:49 a.m.
    watching my friends Granny Graves hand piece a block out of all these tiny scraps. Piecing together enough scraps to then cut a square or triangle then adding more pieces to those scraps to get another.
  • 263. Posted by Sue on May 8th, 2015 at 5:43 a.m.
    I have loved to sew since high school. I think the opportunity to create my own unique 'wearable art' is the primary reason I first decided I loved the art. The love of fabric colors and designs along with the opportunity for creative expression led to the quilt making I love today.
  • 264. Posted by Mia on May 8th, 2015 at 5:23 a.m.
    I've sewn since I was in grade school along side my grandmothers and have always loved quilts. It wasn't until one of my close friends took up quilting that I realized, with a lot of encouragement from her, that I could make quilts too. I started making them about four years ago and absolutely love it!
  • 265. Posted by Karen Fisher on May 8th, 2015 at 5:20 a.m.
    I've always wanted to learn how but never knew anyone who could teach me. In 2006, I met a new co-worker who knew how and the rest is history. I am very thankful and she is my BFF.
  • 266. Posted by Cindy on May 8th, 2015 at 5:13 a.m.
    I have been sewing forever (almost anyway)! Started quilting about 20 years ago when my girls were little but with all their activities I didn't do much for quite a few years. About 6 years ago I got it back out and have been going strong ever since. I love to quilt!
  • 267. Posted by Megan on May 8th, 2015 at 4:45 a.m.
    My MIL always buys random Christmas gifts and one year she gave me a sewing machine. I was dumbfounded as to why she would get me something like that!! I couldn't sew a stitch. But I used it off and on to do little things and then one year I had no idea what to get her for Christmas. She loves to go to auctions and thrift stores and is all the time bringing home old quilts. I loved them and still plot how to sneak them from her house undetected.
  • 268. Posted by Robin on May 8th, 2015 at 4:11 a.m.
    When my grandson was born I wanted to make something special for him, so I started learning to quit. My first attempt wasn't pretty but he still uses it 5 years later and I have gotten better.
  • 269. Posted by Nancy Culbert on May 8th, 2015 at 4:01 a.m.
    My mother was a quilter when I was a small child. She passed away when I was 8. My mother-in-law was a quilter. She rekindled the instinct and the memories of my mother. She is the one that taught me how to quilt by hand. I enjoyed spending time at the quilting frames with her. Sweet memories. She too has passed. If feel I am keeping alive the memory of both of those precious ladies in my life.
  • 270. Posted by Danella Hull on May 8th, 2015 at 4:01 a.m.
    I STARTED DRESSMAKING IN MY EARLY 20'S AND AFTER A FEW YEARS HAD SO MANY SCRAPS AS WE ALL KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO THROW AWAY A PIECE OF FABRIC BIGGER THAN 2 INCHES. SO I STARTED QUILTING I AM AT THE MOMENT PARTED FROM MY MACHINE SO AM HAND SEWING 1 INCH BIG HEXAGONS INTO DIAMONDS THAT CONTAIN 36 HEXAGONS FOR MY DAUGHTER. PS I NO LONGER MAKE CLOTHES; QUILTS ARE TOTALLY ADDICTIVE.
  • 271. Posted by Lia on May 8th, 2015 at 3:58 a.m.
    It's actually a sad story. I started to sew again 4 and a half years ago when my dad was diagnosed with cancer. because it was the only thing that could completely shut my brain off and stop thinking about it for a longer period of time. Before then I only sewed when I was in middle school and loved it, but never picked it up as a hobby until those said 4 and a half years ago. Sadly he lost the battle, but my sewing love stayed and I met so many amazing new people and made a bunch of new friends! Thanks for your giveaway!
  • 272. Posted by Saskia Smit on May 8th, 2015 at 3:43 a.m.
    I love the old quilt at the museum. My first project is a CWDQ and now i am making a dear jane. But first i have to finish my 16000 hexagonquilt. (Interested? Visit my blog: www.zondagsteken.blogspot.nl)
  • 273. Posted by Susan Ikin on May 8th, 2015 at 3:41 a.m.
    My mother made clothes for me and matching outfits for my doll. When I started work, I wanted individual clothes, so I made them. The creative outlet fed my soul.
  • 274. Posted by Catrin Lewis on May 8th, 2015 at 3:03 a.m.
    My mum had a small epp project on half when I was around eight. I found it and completely ruined it but a passion was born!
  • 275. Posted by Danijela on May 8th, 2015 at 2:56 a.m.
    Lovely giveaway so generous of you.I made dresses for my dolls when was kid.Have a lovely weekend.
  • 276. Posted by Chris on May 8th, 2015 at 1:42 a.m.
    This one is easy. My Grandmother when I was just a toddler. Now I am very, very old. So I have been sewing a long time.
  • 277. Posted by Gina F on May 8th, 2015 at 1:38 a.m.
    A good friend got me started seriously though my mother and her mother sewed plenty too. So very glad she did because I love it!
  • 278. Posted by Judy Forkner on May 8th, 2015 at 1:34 a.m.
    My mother sewed clothes for herself & me; I sewed clothes for myself & my kids; My grandmother had lots of quilts she had made & I got to choose one to sleep under whenever I visited. Once I learned to quilt, that's been it!
  • 279. Posted by Janice Griffith on May 8th, 2015 at 1:32 a.m.
    I love to quilt. Wish I had the funds to do more.
  • 280. Posted by Linda Collum on May 8th, 2015 at 12:38 a.m.
    I was inspired to start quilting because my mother-in-law has a terminal illness and lives far away from us. I wanted to give her something that was like a bright, cheery, hug from us any time she needed it. My aunt is a very accomplished quilter and my mother made hand-tied quilts (comforters) for all of us so it's in my blood. Mom's gone now, so it's my turn to cover the family in quilts! I already subscribe to your newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway.
  • 281. Posted by Zafira on May 8th, 2015 at 12:27 a.m.
    I had a lot of spare time in my hands, and many blogs to read, so I guess everything started because of the internet...
  • 282. Posted by Barbara Gibson on May 8th, 2015 at 12:22 a.m.
    I did apparel sewing for many years and accumulated a lot of scraps. Being a fabriholic before I even knew it, I just had to start doing something with all these delicious fabrics and colors? Ta-Dah! , Quilting was adopted and I haven't stopped since!
  • 283. Posted by Dana Cargill on May 8th, 2015 at 12:11 a.m.
    My grandmother inspired me to sew. She had made all my clothes as a child & I wanted to do the same for my daughter.
  • 284. Posted by Sandy on May 8th, 2015 at 12:06 a.m.
    I wanted to do something special for my daughter for a wedding gift and a quilt fit the bill for that something special. Had never quilted before but I had a wonderful time learning and am now hooked!!
  • 285. Posted by sarah on May 7th, 2015 at 11:52 p.m.
    I started sewing to make my own clothes, quilting just seemed like an easier way to get my fabric addiction on :)
  • 286. Posted by Laura Inman on May 7th, 2015 at 11:50 p.m.
    My grandma and my mom were both quilters, and inspired me to quilt.
  • 287. Posted by wendy on May 7th, 2015 at 11:32 p.m.
    My mom and girl scouts.
  • 288. Posted by Brenda Giesler on May 7th, 2015 at 11:30 p.m.
    I retired, hubby was traveling and my bestie took me to a local quilt guild meeting...I was Sew hooked!!!
  • 289. Posted by Elaine on May 7th, 2015 at 11:25 p.m.
    My grandmother quilted until the day she passed away. She made the most beautiful quilts and they were all hand quilted. She showed me how to make the tiny stitches and to keep the even and straight. I love sewing and have found a passion for quilting that I hope that would meet her approval.
  • 290. Posted by Carol Y on May 7th, 2015 at 11:20 p.m.
    I like creating things and my mom and I wanted to make something together.
  • 291. Posted by Kat Mannix on May 7th, 2015 at 11:17 p.m.
    I was inspired to learn long ago by my BFFE's mother, a hand quilter. but learned within the last 8 years from a good friend!
  • 292. Posted by Lori Chvojka on May 7th, 2015 at 11:12 p.m.
    i just loved to sit and watch my Grandmother and her quilting ladies make quilts at the little church in my home town. Sometimes she would put up her quilt frame and let us girls, my two sisters and me, help her tie off a quilt she was working on. I could have only been around 6 yrs old. I have always wanted to make quilts as good as she did. I hope I am making her proud as I try to make my quilts.
  • 293. Posted by Esther G on May 7th, 2015 at 10:42 p.m.
    I moved to a tiny town with a 9 month winter and the only thing I could find to do was a quilting class...8 years ago:)
  • 294. Posted by Kathy on May 7th, 2015 at 10:34 p.m.
    Definitely the work that was being done by my step-mother.
  • 295. Posted by Gail Spaulding on May 7th, 2015 at 10:30 p.m.
    When my son was in 5/6 grade, his teachers did a Project Linus with the kids. When I saw what they were doing, I was intrigued - and she gave me a few private rag quilt classes. When we were done - the kids' quilt went to Project Linus... Mine went to a local (unwed, young, at risk) mother. All the new moms I know have gotten one since - along with many for different charities.
  • 296. Posted by Julie B on May 7th, 2015 at 10:27 p.m.
    I learned sewing and quilting from my grandmother and mother at a young age. I liked the process of cutting up fabric and sewing back together. So many textures, colors, and designs. 50 plus years later, I am still excited about creating with fabric.
  • 297. Posted by Judy Biles on May 7th, 2015 at 10:23 p.m.
    my adult daughter made quilts and wanted to get me interested but I firmly told her "you're not going to rope me into that so don't even try". One year ago at age 72 I made my first of several quilts. I think I'm on my eighth one now! Love it!
  • 298. Posted by Susan on May 7th, 2015 at 10:12 p.m.
    My mother taught me to sew. Then after college, I moved 1000 miles away. One day a gal at work asked two others of us if we would like to take a quilting class. Sure! It was all done by hand, templates, scissors, pencils, rulers, and it was still fun. My quilt is still not finished - I started with a king quilt.
  • 299. Posted by Jennifer on May 7th, 2015 at 10:10 p.m.
    My grandmother was a quilter, and sewed beautiful clothes for us. I suppose I feel I'm carrying on the tradition...
  • 300. Posted by Jamie Orozco on May 7th, 2015 at 9:45 p.m.
    I wanted some quilts of my own but couldn't afford to pay someone to make one. So, I learned!
  • 301. Posted by Judith Hogan on May 7th, 2015 at 9:35 p.m.
    I've always loved quilts, but never had the time to learn how to make them. Eventually, I was able to take a class at a local quilt shop, and as they say, the rest was history.
  • 302. Posted by Maria Moore on May 7th, 2015 at 9:25 p.m.
    I have admired quilts for many years and had always wanted to try my hand at it? I finally made the jump last year and I am so hooked!
  • 303. Posted by Claudia on May 7th, 2015 at 9:11 p.m.
    Some of the church ladies were getting together and offering to teach anyone that did not know how, to quilt. I just wanted to be social, but I got hooked!
  • 304. Posted by Sarah on May 7th, 2015 at 9:03 p.m.
    My grandmother quilted as long as I can remember and I have several of them which began the love for quilts. As a quilt book designer my love quickly grew and now I'm quilting and sewing more than I thought I ever would.
  • 305. Posted by Audrey Holt on May 7th, 2015 at 8:57 p.m.
    My Mother taught me to sew and has encouraged it. My Grandmother was a professional seamstress and we have a family history of a family member bringing a loom across the plains. It is truly a hereditary fabric addiction.
  • 306. Posted by laura on May 7th, 2015 at 8:48 p.m.
    My grandmother taught me to sew when I was 8. She helped me make clothes. Then I started quilting when my children were small but I couldn't afford the fabric. So I picked it back up again when my daughter was finished with chemo 5 years ago and have been quilting ever since.
  • 307. Posted by Rose on May 7th, 2015 at 8:48 p.m.
    I went to a quilt show with a friend that quilts and became a quilter. That was 5 years ago and I was in my late 30's at the time and it was an exciting new adventure. I'm now a new longarmer and still finding new adventures.
  • 308. Posted by Rose on May 7th, 2015 at 8:47 p.m.
    I went to a quilt show with a friend that quilts and became a quilter. That was 5 years ago and I was in my late 30's at the time and it was an exciting new adventure. I'm now a new longarmer and still finding new adventures.
  • 309. Posted by Missy on May 7th, 2015 at 8:38 p.m.
    My grandmother quilted when I was little, but never taught me how, so when I saw someone was teaching quilting at my local rec center I took lessons and caught the bug!
  • 310. Posted by Barb Jolly on May 7th, 2015 at 8:37 p.m.
    My Mom inspired me to start sewing.
  • 311. Posted by Barb Jolly on May 7th, 2015 at 8:35 p.m.
    My Mom inspired me to start sewing.
  • 312. Posted by Pam Peterson on May 7th, 2015 at 8:34 p.m.
    i learned to sew some in high school home ec class. When my children were young a friend from work and I took a quilt class together. I have been hooked on quilting ever since.
  • 313. Posted by Ashley R. on May 7th, 2015 at 8:19 p.m.
    My mom taught me to sew, but it wasn't until I had my daughter that I started to do it more.
  • 314. Posted by Jeneta Masson on May 7th, 2015 at 8:18 p.m.
    I have always enjoyed creating things - I love the feeling it gives me - but I started quilting after seeing someone elses quilt. It was a simple quilt made of squares that were off cuts from the Sheridan sheet factory!
  • 315. Posted by Karen A on May 7th, 2015 at 8:18 p.m.
    I was inspired to start quilting by reading books about them. I've been quilting for over 30 years.
  • 316. Posted by Rachel on May 7th, 2015 at 8:13 p.m.
    I started sewing when I was teeny tiny kid because I wanted to be like my mom and that's what she did. She let me help her with tiny tasks and I just never stopped.
  • 317. Posted by Camille on May 7th, 2015 at 8:12 p.m.
    When I had my son I used a baby quilt my grandma made. (She passed my senior year of high school) I thought, I want to make something that makes people feel warm and loved, even after I've gone to the great beyond. Here we are 4 years later and still stitching away!
  • 318. Posted by Courtney A on May 7th, 2015 at 8:11 p.m.
    My mom is what inspired me to start sewing!
  • 319. Posted by Kathi Ernst on May 7th, 2015 at 8:11 p.m.
    I can always remember my grandmother quilting. My mother started when i was about 6 years old. So I have pretty much been around quilting my entire life. When I was about 20, i found a quilt i just had to make. 1,872 little 2.5" squares, some hand embroidering of 'How do I love thee, let me count the ways..." in the borders and a lot of finger pricks from hand quilting the quilt, I am hooked. I can't even begin to count how many quilts I have made. And I have even more to make, so many UFO's, so little time.
  • 320. Posted by Christy on May 7th, 2015 at 7:59 p.m.
    I started sewing when I was in 4-H, the quilting didn't start until a few years ago when I saw the beautiful quilts and decided to try quilting!
  • 321. Posted by Lynette W on May 7th, 2015 at 7:51 p.m.
    As a child I used to sit under the quilt frame while my grandmother and her friends would quilt. Loved it. Learned to sew when I was about 12 and been sewing ever since.
  • 322. Posted by KellyG on May 7th, 2015 at 7:50 p.m.
    My mom always sewed and made us things and I want to do that for my daughter too!
  • 323. Posted by Julie on May 7th, 2015 at 7:49 p.m.
    I began quilting because I wanted to make quilts to give my children. I already loved sewing but quilts can span into heirlooms. I wanted my kids to have something special made with love they could keep for a very long time and possibly pass on!
  • 324. Posted by Kim on May 7th, 2015 at 7:47 p.m.
    A group at our church began quilting. I joined them and have been hooked ever since.
  • 325. Posted by TEresa Van de Castle on May 7th, 2015 at 7:41 p.m.
    It was fun and saved money when I was in college to re-use fabic from old clothes and such
  • 326. Posted by sharon on May 7th, 2015 at 7:31 p.m.
    I started quilting while recovering from a car accident and needed to stay busy - 6 yrs later and I'm still staying busy.
  • 327. Posted by Gail Davis on May 7th, 2015 at 7:31 p.m.
    I watched my grandmother quilt from the a very young age. At age 7, she actually started teaching me how to quilt. That quilt was a white dove appliqued on a blue background. That was also 45 years ago. I continue quilting now in her memory, always feel her close to me when I'm quilting.
  • 328. Posted by Alexandra Tanacs on May 7th, 2015 at 7:25 p.m.
    Sewing is the most wonderful thing I have encountered in my life. With its creativity and infinite ways to create something of a great value: your own hands' product. Precious and priceless.
  • 329. Posted by Karen McMahon on May 7th, 2015 at 7:19 p.m.
    I think it was my love of Little House on the Prairie that got me wanting to quilt!
  • 330. Posted by Wendy Barker Paull on May 7th, 2015 at 7:18 p.m.
    I saw the October 2002 McCalls Quilting cover and I knew I wanted to learn to make that quilt. It was a batik log cabin and maple leaf design.
  • 331. Posted by Janice King on May 7th, 2015 at 7:01 p.m.
    From the time I can remember, I watched my grandmother sew and make my clothes. From the scraps she would make quilts. I was amazed! She encouraged me to learn and I've never looked back! Thanks for the giveaway. Love Miss Kate.
  • 332. Posted by Allison Hopkins on May 7th, 2015 at 7 p.m.
    My grandmother taught me to crochet and needle point when I was a little girl...and I've had the creative bug ever since. Bought a sewing machine years ago but only in the past three years since my daughter was born have I really started to sew and quilt. I enjoy it so much I started a quilt group at my church.
  • 333. Posted by Cecilia on May 7th, 2015 at 7 p.m.
    I watched my Grandmother quilt when I was younger.
  • 334. Posted by Susan Brewer on May 7th, 2015 at 6:57 p.m.
    I had seen a quilt exhibition at the Rocky Mountain Museum about 1989. I was mesmerized by the colors and patterns. Couldn't get enough. Then a friend offered to include me in a quilting group to learn how to get started. Never stopped.
  • 335. Posted by Pat Newtz on May 7th, 2015 at 6:52 p.m.
    I retired after 36 years as an elementary teacher and wanted to experience the art of quilting(a hidden desire that was repressed for many years)! I love the vibrant colors, the luscious feel of fabric, and the never ending varieties of quilting blocks. I would say it's the best therapy in the world for our so called "fabric addictions". Unfortunately I have more projects than possibly time to finish all of this art but what a "ride" it's been! This teacher is still learning and loving this new adventure in life!
  • 336. Posted by carolyn on May 7th, 2015 at 6:50 p.m.
    thanks for the giveaway-- I got interested in sewing as a girl through my grandma who sewed everything by hand but I was hooked early in life
  • 337. Posted by Alex Byrne on May 7th, 2015 at 6:45 p.m.
    I was inspired to start by the pleasure of combining different colours, patterns and textures. That was 30 years ago and I am still enjoying it now!
  • 338. Posted by Nancy Combs on May 7th, 2015 at 6:41 p.m.
    I first wanted to learn to sew when I made my Barbie Doll an ice skating outfit while watching the winter Olympics. I made it out of red and white felt and hand sewed it together. My mother then taught me how to use her 1948 Singer. Love of fabrics and then quilting followed.
  • 339. Posted by Nancy Combs on May 7th, 2015 at 6:39 p.m.
    I first wanted to learn to sew when I made my Barbie Doll an ice skating outfit while watching the winter Olympics. I made it out of red and white felt and hand sewed it together. My mother then taught me how to use her 1948 Singer. Love of fabrics and then quilting followed.
  • 340. Posted by Denise on May 7th, 2015 at 6:36 p.m.
    All the beautiful fabrics was my incentive to learn to quilt!
  • 341. Posted by Jane Ritz on May 7th, 2015 at 6:36 p.m.
    My grandmother inspired me to quilt. She taught me when I was five. I have the first one that we made together. I'm now 59. I was blessed to have a Granny who wanted me to learn to quilt.
  • 342. Posted by Sandra Nachlinger on May 7th, 2015 at 6:33 p.m.
    I always loved to sew, but after my mom made a yo-yo quilt, I decided to try quilting too. Now I'm hooked!
  • 343. Posted by Julie on May 7th, 2015 at 6:27 p.m.
    I learned to sew in 4-H, and loved to make clothes for Barbie. =)
  • 344. Posted by Anne J on May 7th, 2015 at 6:12 p.m.
    I've always loved fabric and fabric stores, even as a little kid. I taught myself to sew after seeing an article on the Log Cabin block in Martha Stewart Living. It's still my favorite block!
  • 345. Posted by Cindy on May 7th, 2015 at 6:10 p.m.
    I have always wanted to quilt. I had thought when I was a little girl I did a very small quilt sample. I would sit and sew along with my Grandmother and my Mother. I finally got it out of the box I had it in and it was a twin size!! I really don't remember sewing it that big but I guess I did. I was only like 8 or 9 yrs old. I also got really inspired to start quilting when I went to the Amish Country in Lancaster PA back in 2012.. Have been quilting since. Wish I could quit my day job and take up quilting full time...
  • 346. Posted by Peg on May 7th, 2015 at 6:08 p.m.
    I have been in love with sewing since my mother gave me Barbie paper patterns and scraps of fabric when I was in Junior High. Won't say how long ago that was but I am retiring in three weeks and am going to bury myself in my sewing room making clothes and quilts. A lifetime dream.
  • 347. Posted by Nora James on May 7th, 2015 at 6:05 p.m.
    My grandmother Quilted many years ago. I have the last quilt she made back in the 50'smh
  • 348. Posted by Kris Bolick on May 7th, 2015 at 6:05 p.m.
    I started sewing when very young, I watched my mom and two older sisters and wanted to be like them. I got to sew troll doll clothes by hand at first, mostly from felt. But now I love to make quilts and quilty things!
  • 349. Posted by Patricia A Paola on May 7th, 2015 at 6:01 p.m.
    I lived several hundred miles from my maternal grandmother. So when I did get to spend time with her, we always worked on some kind of project. It was sewing and/or crocheting. I still do both. My, I miss that woman. (If this is duplicate, I apologize. My first post "disappeared".
  • 350. Posted by Amanda M on May 7th, 2015 at 6 p.m.
    I've been sewing since I was little. But I was really inspired to start quilting when my nephew was born. He's my favorite person to sew for :)
  • 351. Posted by Tina C on May 7th, 2015 at 6 p.m.
    My mom and aunts all sewed and made many quilts, including wool quilts. I love the older quilts or new handmade ones which look old.
  • 352. Posted by Patricia A Paola on May 7th, 2015 at 5:57 p.m.
    I learned to sew when I was in grade school. My maternal grandmother lived several hundred miles away, so when I was with her, we always did some kind of project. It was sewing and/or crocheting...both of which I still do today 50+ years later. My, I miss that woman!
  • 353. Posted by Carleen Malinowski on May 7th, 2015 at 5:45 p.m.
    Started quilting after my sister made us a double wedding ring quilt for our anniversary. It was her first quilt! Was she crazy???
  • 354. Posted by Michelle Boeckermann on May 7th, 2015 at 5:42 p.m.
    I have always wanted to learn to quilt. So once both my kids left for college , i decided it was the right time to start! I just started this past January and love it!
  • 355. Posted by Carla Davis on May 7th, 2015 at 5:42 p.m.
    I started because I wanted to do something creative and make beautiful things to give to family and friends, and I am doing it and having a blast.
  • 356. Posted by Mia J on May 7th, 2015 at 5:34 p.m.
    I am just learning how to sew but i was inspired by all of the wonderful crafts and projects I saw at craft shows and wanted to try it myself.
  • 357. Posted by Kate Yates on May 7th, 2015 at 5:32 p.m.
    Quilting blogs inspired me to start quilting. After reading a few of them I thought maybe I could do it too!
  • 358. Posted by Linda S on May 7th, 2015 at 5:25 p.m.
    My older sister quilts and I got tired of waiting for her to make me one, so I decided to make my own. Now I am addicted, lol. Thanks for the chance at an awesome giveaway. dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com
  • 359. Posted by Terri on May 7th, 2015 at 5:25 p.m.
    I was always fascinated with fabrics and decided to try making a baby quilt for friend. Thanks for the entry!
  • 360. Posted by Karen Carpenter on May 7th, 2015 at 5:25 p.m.
    I have sewed since I was 11 and always wanted to quilt like my grandmother. So in 1996 I took the plunge and never looked back!
  • 361. Posted by Carol on May 7th, 2015 at 5:22 p.m.
    I was inspired to start quilting for my 1st child in 1971. My mother and I made 2 darling baby quilts with the help of an expert quieter from our neighborhood. We did prairrie points, loved them. I am still quilting : )
  • 362. Posted by Linda Graham on May 7th, 2015 at 5:22 p.m.
    Loved my Grandmothers quilts. She was my inspiration.
  • 363. Posted by Susie on May 7th, 2015 at 5:03 p.m.
    i love to quilt because it is an old craft that will continue throughout the years. It's exciting to know that I will leave a little piece of me behind for my family.
  • 364. Posted by Joan Kruse on May 7th, 2015 at 5:02 p.m.
    The first quilt I made was a 1987 Homer Hanky quilt for our son's bed. I slowly started quilting from there. Haven't stopped since.
  • 365. Posted by Gretchen on May 7th, 2015 at 4:58 p.m.
    My grandma used to quilt. I decided that I needed to learn how to quilt.
  • 366. Posted by Jennie on May 7th, 2015 at 4:57 p.m.
    I've always loved quilts, but when the blogging world sort of exploded a few years back, it was a great way to make friends and share creations. It also got me through some serious PPD. Now I design patterns too!
  • 367. Posted by Emilee on May 7th, 2015 at 4:55 p.m.
    I always loved quilts, but when I was a teenager I decided to try to make one myself and my grandma and I worked on it together! I haven't always had a ton of time for it, but absolutely love doing it whenever I can!
  • 368. Posted by anna brown on May 7th, 2015 at 4:50 p.m.
    I was bord and living in fl.....A Church gave me the room of their big pile of cloths,,,,So with a needle and an idea i started sewing by hand.... So thats how it began...
  • 369. Posted by Lynda M on May 7th, 2015 at 4:49 p.m.
    I started doing quilting with friends that enjoyed it also. We are still together for 12 years. Thanks
  • 370. Posted by Cindy on May 7th, 2015 at 4:49 p.m.
    always loved sewing and quilting lets me be more artistically creative.
  • 371. Posted by Joyce Hundt on May 7th, 2015 at 4:47 p.m.
    When I retired in 2013, I knew that I would need something to fill in my time. My sister-in-law so generously helped me start to quilt--I'm officially addicted! It also reminds me of my dear mother who so very much loved to hand quilt!
  • 372. Posted by patty d on May 7th, 2015 at 4:46 p.m.
    I wanted to make something for a new baby and I got hooked on quilting
  • 373. Posted by Juliana LeRoy on May 7th, 2015 at 4:34 p.m.
    Last summer I decided to teach myself to quilt, and promptly chose an Irish Chain pattern to make for my mother in law's 75th birthday. I found that I loved both the making and the giving of quilts, and I haven't stopped! I've made about 12 quilts in a year!
  • 374. Posted by Deborah Whaley on May 7th, 2015 at 4:33 p.m.
    I started sewing when I was about 9 years old. We didn't have a lot of money and fabric was inexpensive at that time.
  • 375. Posted by Darcia Dugger on May 7th, 2015 at 4:23 p.m.
    I helped my mom tie quilts when I was about ten. Now I am 65, and have been quilting a lot for the past ten years. My friends & I get together about once a week to sew and quilt. We love it!! It is our therapy!!
  • 376. Posted by Jennifer K on May 7th, 2015 at 4:08 p.m.
    I started sewing and quilting when I worked in the education department of a large fabric store. I couldn't work around all of that wonderful fabric without buying some and having fun with it.
  • 377. Posted by Cathy Valcourt on May 7th, 2015 at 4:05 p.m.
    I grew up learning to sew my own clothes. I can't remember a time in my life that I didn't sew. As a young military bride I took a quilt class to meet people. I've met some wonderful people and have made some great friends through quilting. That was 36 years ago and I'm still making quilts! Clothes, I can't remember the last time I made any of those!
  • 378. Posted by Tiffany on May 7th, 2015 at 3:59 p.m.
    My love of sewing started when I was in junior high/high school and scrunchiis were all the rage(25+ years ago). Not having much cash on hand, I raided my mom's fabric stash and elastic and made LOTS of them for myself. Fast forward to being an adult, I wanted to sew curtains for my house so my husband bought me a Viking machine. I taught myself how to use it and then discovered quilts. LOVE them! Great for using up stashes of fabrics and they make great baby gifts or anytime gifts. :)
  • 379. Posted by Irene on May 7th, 2015 at 3:56 p.m.
    On a trip to Norway, I came in a Panduro Hobby shop and fell in love with Tilda fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win!!!
  • 380. Posted by Victoria on May 7th, 2015 at 3:53 p.m.
    I was trying new crafts last year and patchwork & quilting felt like I was actually doing something well so I stopped looking and settled. I love the fact that I can make something that I can give away and know others will get pleasure from it too, hopefully for years to come.
  • 381. Posted by Laura on May 7th, 2015 at 3:50 p.m.
    I started sewing in high school and then in my 20's discovered that many other forms of sewing were awesome fun. I likely discovered quilting by reading "sewing" magazines and have been hooked since.
  • 382. Posted by Christy on May 7th, 2015 at 3:47 p.m.
    My mom and grandma always sewed when I was a kid.
  • 383. Posted by Jan M. on May 7th, 2015 at 3:46 p.m.
    I learned how to quilt by reading Fons and Porter's book about quilting because I wanted to make quilts for Project Linus. Been quilting for about 20 years now!
  • 384. Posted by barbara blair on May 7th, 2015 at 3:29 p.m.
    Quilting is in my blood. Both Grandmothers quilted and my Mother also. When I retired, I took it up full time and sew something every day.
  • 385. Posted by Cathy on May 7th, 2015 at 3:26 p.m.
    I went to a class with my mother in law 35 years ago to learn to make a sampler quilt. I finished the quilt and just couldn't stop going to class... I've made countless quilts and best friends since then. Love my quilting family!!!
  • 386. Posted by Carmen Dexheimer on May 7th, 2015 at 3:26 p.m.
    I love to sew and made my first full-sized quilt after I retired and took a class. Now I make 3-4 per year. They make great gifts!
  • 387. Posted by Kathy on May 7th, 2015 at 3:17 p.m.
    I retired this year and needed something to keep me busy. Mi just love taking a piece of fabric and making something beautiful from it. These fat quarters are beautiful
  • 388. Posted by Tiffany on May 7th, 2015 at 3:17 p.m.
    I started quilting initially because I needed something to do while my husband went on a two week study abroad trip to China. Now I quilt because it's the only thing that keeps me sane as a mom to three kids. :)
  • 389. Posted by Pearl mize on May 7th, 2015 at 3:16 p.m.
    My mother made my clothes as I was growing up. When I was a little older, she started making quilts out of clothing scraps. She developed into a fantastic quilter when quilting wasn't cool. She was expert at hand appliqué and hand quilting and won many ribbons for her fiber art. She was my inspiration.
  • 390. Posted by Leisa on May 7th, 2015 at 3:15 p.m.
    When my children were born I wanted them to be bundled in something I made, and continue making for them as they grow. :)
  • 391. Posted by Kim S on May 7th, 2015 at 3:15 p.m.
    I was interested in quilt making when I saw beautiful quilts being displayed at a local gift shop many years ago.
  • 392. Posted by Kristy on May 7th, 2015 at 3:14 p.m.
    My mother! :) We come from a long line of hand-crafters and stitchers of all kinds. Proud to be the active generation!
  • 393. Posted by Cheya on May 7th, 2015 at 3:11 p.m.
    My mom was a quilter. I always cherished the quilts she made for me and loved all the others. When she died I inherited her sewing machine and her stash. When I'm sewing I often wonder if she is looking over my shoulder and it makes her happy.
  • 394. Posted by Pam Gardner on May 7th, 2015 at 3:07 p.m.
    I love color fabric and design so naturally I have kind of fallen into quilting. I would love to win.
  • 395. Posted by Mary on May 7th, 2015 at 3 p.m.
    My sister helped me make a quilt for my daughter's graduation, then my daughters wedding, then she helped me make a quilt for my first grandson, then a granddaughter, then another grandson, and another. When I retired, I bought a machine and the rest is history!
  • 396. Posted by Dawn on May 7th, 2015 at 2:57 p.m.
    When my daughter was pregnant with my first grandchild, that's when I started sewing again. Loved making baby clothes and blankets. Thanks. Dawn
  • 397. Posted by Rhonda V on May 7th, 2015 at 2:56 p.m.
    My grandchildren❤️. I wanted for them to have something forever that is made with love.
  • 398. Posted by Lori Austin on May 7th, 2015 at 2:54 p.m.
    I have a double wedding ring quilt that my great great grandmother made, and I love it! I have always been drawn to quilts, but I am actually new to quilting (in just the past year).
  • 399. Posted by Michelle on May 7th, 2015 at 2:51 p.m.
    I was inspired by my grandma, when I was around 8 years old. She sewed everyday, making something for the house or a new summer outfit for me to wear. I still to this day have pillow cases she made for me with hand embroidery on them. I hope my children will cherish the quilts I have made for them.
  • 400. Posted by Brenda on May 7th, 2015 at 2:46 p.m.
    Just started learning this year after we moved in our quest to do more of what we love in life. I am loving it!
  • 401. Posted by Sue Benson on May 7th, 2015 at 2:45 p.m.
    My bestest friend. We both have 4 boys. She taught me a lot about sewing. It started off making clothes for the boys. Then as they got older and I had more time I finally got into patchwork. If I ever get stuck with a pattern she is there to help. She quilts now so that's a bonus for me. I look forward to my birthday and anticipate what wonderful gift has she made for me this year.
  • 402. Posted by Jeifner on May 7th, 2015 at 2:40 p.m.
    Both of my grandmothers were seamtresses, pattern designers and couturiers. My mother made many of our clothes. I don't remember a time not wanting to sew. There was always scrap fabric and thread and needles to use. And there was a great appreciation for the handmade/handcrafted/beautiful/arts. As a young girl of 12 or so, we were taught in a youth group how to hand quilt.
  • 403. Posted by Michelle @ needle and nest on May 7th, 2015 at 2:39 p.m.
    My daughter was my inspiration to start quilting. I wanted to make a bed quilt for her... so I gave it a shot and was hooked! Thanks for the chance to win!
  • 404. Posted by linda newman on May 7th, 2015 at 2:35 p.m.
    my grandmother (died in 1954) was a quilter and I loved playing with the quilts she made. I always wanted to make one myself. In 2007, a church member held a quilt intro class, and I was hooked!
  • 405. Posted by Beth on May 7th, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
    I was inspired to start quilting by all the scraps left over from making my kids clothes. Got through them quick! I get your newsletter too.
  • 406. Posted by Lauren Maedge on May 7th, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
    The birth of my boys. I wanted to make them each something special!
  • 407. Posted by Kathleen Gerace on May 7th, 2015 at 2:21 p.m.
    Love to sew and wanted a new challenge.
  • 408. Posted by Debra Kay Neiman on May 7th, 2015 at 2:17 p.m.
    My grandmothers quilts - just regular quilts - were special to me as a child. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com
  • 409. Posted by Rina on May 7th, 2015 at 2:16 p.m.
    It's been so long ago that I can't really remember but I do remember my mom letting me use her 1950's Singer. She never sewed and I didn't even know she had a sewing machine. I think the first thing I made was for my Barbie and was hooked from then on.
  • 410. Posted by Rainey on May 7th, 2015 at 2:13 p.m.
    I've wanted to quilt since I was a little girl, but didn't know where to start until a few years ago. That's when I met my husband and his amazing, quilty grandma who guided me through my first project.
  • 411. Posted by auschick on May 7th, 2015 at 2:11 p.m.
    my grandmother and mother both sewed so I guess I was inspired by them. I have got more into it since having kids though and love to sew clothes for them :)
  • 412. Posted by Niechelle Wade on May 7th, 2015 at 2:10 p.m.
    I was inspired to start sewing as a kid in search of creative clothing. I was further inspired by quilting as a teen. :)
  • 413. Posted by R.Kay on May 7th, 2015 at 2:10 p.m.
    My dear Mother inspired me to start sewing. Thanks for the chance to win.
  • 414. Posted by Martina on May 7th, 2015 at 1:54 p.m.
    My friend introduced me to quilting and I just love handsewing, so this was just perfect for me.
  • 415. Posted by Louisa on May 7th, 2015 at 1:52 p.m.
    My mom was a seamstress, so I guess it just runs in the family!
  • 416. Posted by Jo on May 7th, 2015 at 1:52 p.m.
    I can't remember, as my Grannie taught me to sew when I was very small. I don't even remember a time when I couldn't sew.
  • 417. Posted by Diane Antle on May 7th, 2015 at 1:51 p.m.
    I grew up watching my Grandmother, Mother and Aunt making quilts each winter and wanted to be like them! wish they were all still here to quilt with me so much more fun in groups!
  • 418. Posted by Sharon Streeby on May 7th, 2015 at 1:50 p.m.
    i loved the look and feel of old quilts and just had to learn how to create my own!
  • 419. Posted by Afton on May 7th, 2015 at 1:45 p.m.
    A friend mentioned that she was taking quilting classes at a local shop, so I decided to see what it was about too.
  • 420. Posted by Virginia Beck on May 7th, 2015 at 1:39 p.m.
    It was my grandma who taught me to sew. mom was a well known cook, and she said she knew I would be a quilter like grandma,cause I could sew with dirty dishes in the sink. Yes I still can,and love very minute of it.6n
  • 421. Posted by Emily Kim on May 7th, 2015 at 1:35 p.m.
    My mom has always sewn... But I made my first quilt in high school and have been hooked ever since!
  • 422. Posted by Valerie Sneed on May 7th, 2015 at 1:34 p.m.
    I think I was born with a threaded needle in my hand! I can't remember not sewing. My mother, grandmother, and aunts all sewed. I was always was interested and intrigued by how they put together the beautiful things they made. I always wanted to help and before long I was sewing right along with them. I loved to make doll clothes quilts and as l grew so did my love of sewing and quilting...also the size and intricacies of my projects. Sunday is my birthday & Mothers Day...I was actually born on Mothers Day...so to me it is a sign that I q32dnhjust may be the lucky recipient of this gorgeous fabric!!!
  • 423. Posted by Valerie Sneed on May 7th, 2015 at 1:34 p.m.
    I think I was born with a threaded needle in my hand! I can't remember not sewing. My mother, grandmother, and aunts all sewed. I was always was interested and intrigued by how they put together the beautiful things they made. I always wanted to help and before long I was sewing right along with them. I loved to make doll clothes quilts and as l grew so did my love of sewing and quilting...also the size and intricacies of my projects. Sunday is my birthday & Mothers Day...I was actually born on Mothers Day...so to me it is a sign that I q32dnhjust may be the lucky recipient of this gorgeous fabric!!!
  • 424. Posted by Carrie P. on May 7th, 2015 at 1:31 p.m.
    my grandmother and mother were both quilters
  • 425. Posted by Marjorie Henwood on May 7th, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.
    My mother in law started me quilting, never looked back
  • 426. Posted by Jen on May 7th, 2015 at 1:25 p.m.
    i have a quilt from when I was a kid and my kids use it now. I want my kids to have something like that too. Also, I love putting different fabrics together!!
  • 427. Posted by Ann Glines on May 7th, 2015 at 1:22 p.m.
    An aunt gave me a quilt made up of blocks I loved as as kid. I got to help her with some of the embroidery on them.
  • 428. Posted by Marge buck on May 7th, 2015 at 1:17 p.m.
    a friend invited me to her quilting club and that was all it took. I was hooked. Love, love, love to quilt!
  • 429. Posted by Ann Glines on May 7th, 2015 at 1:16 p.m.
    Although I have been sewing since I was a kid, I had never done any quilting. I think I was inspired by a quilt that an aunt had given me. She had been making the quilt blocks since I was a kid. The blocks included some embroidery. She knew that I knew how to embroider. When visiting her, she let me do some of the embroidery on them. When I got married, she gave me a quilt made up of these blocks. I love it. I started quilting after I retired. All my grandchildren now have quilts I made for them.
  • 430. Posted by Meg on May 7th, 2015 at 1:11 p.m.
    My grandma inspired me to sew :) She's a quilter and I always wanted to be able to do what she did. I loved going to fabric shops with her and still do!
  • 431. Posted by Chiska on May 7th, 2015 at 1:09 p.m.
    When I was a kid my Aunt that lived far away helped me sew a bag. I didn't sew for a long time, but I truly think that's where it began.
  • 432. Posted by Sandy on May 7th, 2015 at 1:06 p.m.
    My mother inspired me. She never sewed a stitch in her life but encouraged me to learn so if something needed sewn, I could do it!
  • 433. Posted by kim hyde on May 7th, 2015 at 12:57 p.m.
    broke my back and needed something to help with the pain and the loss of most of my life's joys. have not stopped since I started 13 years ago. quilting saved my life more than once
  • 434. Posted by leslie culter on May 7th, 2015 at 12:54 p.m.
    I lost my baby boy to SIDS. 2 years ago today. I needed something constructive to do to keep my mind busy. I had never used a sewing machine ever!! Once I started I couldn't stop!!
  • 435. Posted by Tina perry on May 7th, 2015 at 12:51 p.m.
    Niece got married lol I was hooked after that
  • 436. Posted by Lori on May 7th, 2015 at 12:47 p.m.
    Math...I love quilting math.
  • 437. Posted by Jean Dean on May 7th, 2015 at 12:44 p.m.
    i was encouraged by quilting friends.
  • 438. Posted by Charlotte coiner on May 7th, 2015 at 12:43 p.m.
    I always thought it was because of mother, I was sewing at9 and making my own clothes by 12, but social media and quilting groups have really got me amped...I retired, and now I am back to sewing...quilting actually...the fabrics of today and the methods are fabulous...love looking at all.
  • 439. Posted by Carol on May 7th, 2015 at 12:42 p.m.
    I was inspired to quilt by my husband's grandma who lived close to Lancaster, PA. She made many quilts with her family/friends all quilted by hand---beautiful! When she passed away, I realized how wonderful it was to have one of her "works of art" to remember her by. I started sewing when I was around 8--my mom sewed all the time and I followed in her footsteps. I love the collections these days that all coordinated, especially those that Moda creates. With each new line, I am inspired to create something, and they make it sooo easy to do so! :)
  • 440. Posted by Lorelei Hauptmann on May 7th, 2015 at 12:41 p.m.
    I did all kinds of handwork when I was a kid; took a class in 1977 and that was it, I was hooked!
  • 441. Posted by Michele on May 7th, 2015 at 12:40 p.m.
    My friend Kim inspired me to quilt! I loved her quilts and that she gave so many away to brighten people's days!
  • 442. Posted by Cassandra on May 7th, 2015 at 12:37 p.m.
    My mom started teaching me how to sew before I entered elementary school
  • 443. Posted by shannon odom on May 7th, 2015 at 12:34 p.m.
    I started sewing in the third grade. I was reinspired to start sewing because I wanted to make a baby quilt for a friend an them an apron for a friend and now I sew all the time!
  • 444. Posted by Amanda Brekhus on May 7th, 2015 at 12:32 p.m.
    A few years ago my husband started working lots of late nights and that's when I decided I wanted to learn to sew. Now I hardly notice he's gone, lol! :)
  • 445. Posted by Alvera Dothage on May 7th, 2015 at 12:28 p.m.
    Started quilting when I became engaged because I wanted a quilt for our bed.
  • 446. Posted by Anjanette on May 7th, 2015 at 12:27 p.m.
    my mom and I went into a local quilt show a few years back and we marveled at the beautiful quilts. It always stuck in my mind that quilts were created by women of real skill and talent. I began seeing more and more pinterest and online tutorials and decided to give it a whirl. I am in progress making my first quilt top and I love the feeling of sewing and the relaxation I get from the hum of the machine.
  • 447. Posted by Jodie on May 7th, 2015 at 12:24 p.m.
    I started sewing when my son was born to make things for him
  • 448. Posted by kathy on May 7th, 2015 at 12:21 p.m.
    It is always amazing to take a piece of fabric, an idea in your mind, and turn it into reality. My Nannie did all the time making me dresses so I just thought I could do it too.
  • 449. Posted by Jordan H on May 7th, 2015 at 12:21 p.m.
    I was inspired by both my grandmothers. They've always sewn beautiful quilts/blankets and clothes.
  • 450. Posted by Wanda on May 7th, 2015 at 12:16 p.m.
    I always loved quilts and wanted to purchase one, but they were out of the budget at the time. So, I decided to try to make one..and I enjoyed it and have been quilting ever since..
  • 451. Posted by Lesley Bambridge on May 7th, 2015 at 12:14 p.m.
    I was inspired to begin quilting by a lady who runs a home-making blog in Oregon
  • 452. Posted by deanna on May 7th, 2015 at 12:11 p.m.
    My mother sewed fir us, taught me to love sewing and my grandmother taught me to live quilting. I look forward to the days my own daughters learn and love sewing as well!!!
  • 453. Posted by Yana on May 7th, 2015 at 12:03 p.m.
    I was inspired by my grandma whom I used to watch fascinated when she'd be sewing. When I grew up (past my crazy teenage years lol) I wanted to do more than just crochet. And though I do other crafts sewing is my favorite.
  • 454. Posted by Vicki on May 7th, 2015 at noon
    I was going through a rough patch and quilting was like therapy. I really enjoy it now and am always planning my next quilt.
  • 455. Posted by Deb Dahlberg on May 7th, 2015 at 11:56 a.m.
    Started sewing at 6 yrs old w a needle and thread. THOUGHT I'd be a seamstress early on--did that, continue to teach and learn and still sew garments and have a passion for quilting!
  • 456. Posted by Janet T on May 7th, 2015 at 11:49 a.m.
    My Mom sewed clothing for all 4 of us girls. She taught 3 of us, but I was the one that kept going. The other 2 liked "store bought" better.
  • 457. Posted by Cheryl T on May 7th, 2015 at 11:47 a.m.
    I have al ways liked to sew. A friend had signed up for a quilt class to make a real fence quilt Sui I decided to join her. I was hooked! Been quilting ever since.
  • 458. Posted by Cindy on May 7th, 2015 at 11:47 a.m.
    I learned to sew when I was about 10 and by high school was making some of my own clothes. Did a little bit of quilting back then, including a wedding gift for my brother and his wife. When their daughter was graduating from high school, Iasked for gift suggestions. "How about making her a quilt or some cute pillows for her college dorm room?" And in the process of making that, I found out there were wonderful tools and techniques that had emerged since the 80s. And was bitten by the quilt bug....
  • 459. Posted by Samantha P on May 7th, 2015 at 11:42 a.m.
    Two wonderful women who I adore and respect inspired me to start quilting.
  • 460. Posted by Deb Givens on May 7th, 2015 at 11:35 a.m.
    I sewed for years then quit. Finally took up quilting again after I retired. Most relaxing thin that I can do!!
  • 461. Posted by Nikita Smith on May 7th, 2015 at 11:31 a.m.
    I couldn't find what I wanted in the store for my little boys room and since I am OCD about things matching I decided to make it myself, I always wanted my children to have something handmade by me that they could keep and pass on to their own one day and I thought a quilt would be perfect.
  • 462. Posted by Beth Brown on May 7th, 2015 at 11:27 a.m.
    I've always sewn and have always been infatuated with patchwork. I finally put the two together and voila! a quilter was made!
  • 463. Posted by Jennifer Creech on May 7th, 2015 at 11:26 a.m.
    I've always loved fabric and sewing and was drawn to quilting because both my grandmothers quilted. I LOVE Miss Kate! Thanks for the giveaway!
  • 464. Posted by Helen on May 7th, 2015 at 11:26 a.m.
    i moved to an area that I new no one. So I looked for a hobby. Tried multiple ideas and loved quilting.
  • 465. Posted by Stacey on May 7th, 2015 at 11:25 a.m.
    I started quilting about 20 years ago, but then it fell by the wayside as other things took precedence. (Like raising my 3 kids) But as always missed it. Last year my husband bought me a new sewing machine and said "go for it!" And I've been quilting non stop ever since!
  • 466. Posted by Charald Comeau on May 7th, 2015 at 11:25 a.m.
    I started quilting as a stress reliever.
  • 467. Posted by Allison CB on May 7th, 2015 at 11:23 a.m.
    My granny made all sorts of things on her featherweight, including a quilt for me so I am following in her footsteps...
  • 468. Posted by Bea Eaton on May 7th, 2015 at 11:23 a.m.
    My paternal grandmother put fabric squares and a needle in my hand when I was 5 years old and started me on a four patch. That was 55+ years ago. Quilting is just in "my blood" I guess between my "Ma" and my mom.
  • 469. Posted by Bonnie on May 7th, 2015 at 11:22 a.m.
    I started quilting after being inspired at all the beautiful quilts at a quilt show. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!
  • 470. Posted by Linda on May 7th, 2015 at 11:21 a.m.
    A friend and I from work started going to guilt shows and have enjoyed getting ideas and stitching since.
  • 471. Posted by Karen on May 7th, 2015 at 11:20 a.m.
    My sister, who is an amazing quilter, inspired me and taught me. 25 years later, I am still learning from her!
  • 472. Posted by Sandy A in St. Louis on May 7th, 2015 at 11:18 a.m.
    I've always been interested in sewing, from watching my mom make clothes to my grandma make quilts. I got in to quilting when my nephew was born. My mom had sarted a quilt before she passed away and I finished it for him.
  • 473. Posted by Skooks on May 7th, 2015 at 11:13 a.m.
    Having a baby girl motivated me big time. I just wanted to learn and make her all the things! LOL thanks for the opportunity to win. :)
  • 474. Posted by Verna on May 7th, 2015 at 11:12 a.m.
    My mother made a lot of our clothes when we were young, so that got me going on sewing. My husband's mother and grandmother are/were both quilters, so that's how I became a quilter.
  • 475. Posted by Kathy h on May 7th, 2015 at 10:43 a.m.
    I saw some classes advertised at a school and signed up.
  • 476. Posted by Monique on May 7th, 2015 at 10:11 a.m.
    My hobby used to be candy making but decided my waistline needed a hobby that didn't involve cooking and had always wanted to make a quilt so transferred my energy and focus to sewing. Then I scoured Youtube and blog tutorials to try to teach myself how as I didn't know anyone who sewed.
  • 477. Posted by Sandra Jansen on May 7th, 2015 at 10:06 a.m.
    I have been sewing since I was little, but seeing a friend's quilt started me quilt making, and I never stopped.
  • 478. Posted by Rachel Martorano on May 7th, 2015 at 10:04 a.m.
    I had a neighbor when I was a child who taught me how to hand sew pillows in animal shapes. I don't sew much, but thinking of taking it back up and learning more. :)
  • 479. Posted by susie on May 7th, 2015 at 9:50 a.m.
    Two things have inspired me to sew/quilt: 1. My aunt found a cute way to make placemat tote bags (to begin with) , and then a simple tote bag pattern. 2. My sister, Amy, has made such beautiful items by sewing through the years.
  • 480. Posted by Katie on May 7th, 2015 at 9:45 a.m.
    My gran and my Mum, both great at making things.
  • 481. Posted by Marika on May 7th, 2015 at 9:39 a.m.
    Seeing my mom sew is what inspired me !!
  • 482. Posted by Sharon Carbine on May 7th, 2015 at 9:29 a.m.
    My interest in quilting was spontaneous - probably related to my interest in sewing that my mother sparked when I saw her sewing clothes.
  • 483. Posted by Kat on May 7th, 2015 at 9:28 a.m.
    My mother in law is a very talented seamstress. Watchin her inspired me to give sewing and later quilting a try and I have never looked back.
  • 484. Posted by Dot H on May 7th, 2015 at 9:06 a.m.
    My daughter has been quilting for years and just recently I have picked up the hobby with her.
  • 485. Posted by Cheri on May 7th, 2015 at 9:05 a.m.
    I was taught sewing when I was 10 and made my first skirt. It all morphed into so many other things. Quilting was one of the things I picked up years ago but wasn't very good but then didn't put much time in it but last 4 years..I have certainly made up for the time I missed! Cheri fabricandmemories(at)yahoo(dot)com
  • 486. Posted by Sandy K on May 7th, 2015 at 9:05 a.m.
    My sister helped me to make my first quilt.
  • 487. Posted by Vicki H on May 7th, 2015 at 9:04 a.m.
    I got my inspiration from my grandma when I was about 10.
  • 488. Posted by Shanna on May 7th, 2015 at 8:59 a.m.
    I first learned to hand-sew when I was 8 years old because my brother would take all the clothes off my barbies and I wanted to e able to sew them in place so they couldn't come off! My first full garment was by machine when I was 14 years old for my Father's funeral. I first started sewing simple patch quilts for a pregnancy center!
  • 489. Posted by Peggy Gibbs on May 7th, 2015 at 8:48 a.m.
    I've been sewing since I was about 10 years old and now am in my 60's.My grandmother inspired me-she made beautiful hand-sewn quilts.
  • 490. Posted by Dawn Jones on May 7th, 2015 at 8:40 a.m.
    I would say my kids, I wanted to be able to make things for them and just my family in general.
  • 491. Posted by Michele Timms on May 7th, 2015 at 8:37 a.m.
    A trip to the east coast in Canada many years ago inspired me to quilt!! I never looked back!!
  • 492. Posted by melissa c on May 7th, 2015 at 8:34 a.m.
    I began sewing after seeing my then 11 tear old daughter taking sewing lessons. Seeing her joy gave me the confidence to try! Now, I am about to launch my own embroidery and applique business! I love sewing.
  • 493. Posted by Kathie L on May 7th, 2015 at 8:29 a.m.
    I started sewing in junior high to make my clothes budget stretch further. Now it's mostly quilts.
  • 494. Posted by Audrey B. on May 7th, 2015 at 8:26 a.m.
    My mom! She was (and is) always sewing or crafting something or other. Now my sister and me do exactly the same.
  • 495. Posted by Marilyn on May 7th, 2015 at 8:26 a.m.
    I've been sewing for over 45 years. A woman that was a neighbor of mine would make beautiful things and I knew I had to learn to do the same.
  • 496. Posted by Kim M on May 7th, 2015 at 8:21 a.m.
    My daughter is my inspiration. She makes beautiful quilts! :)
  • 497. Posted by Sarah on May 7th, 2015 at 8:21 a.m.
    I honestly can't remember anything specific that made me want to start quilting (it was such a long time ago)! I can say that I had a strong need to create. Thanks for the chance to win!
  • 498. Posted by Laurie Matthews on May 7th, 2015 at 8:16 a.m.
    I love sewing for my kids- especially my daughter. they really love what I make right now.
  • 499. Posted by Mom C on May 7th, 2015 at 8:09 a.m.
    I've always sewed and tied quilts but my DIL started piecing and designing quilts 5 years ago and I fell in love. Thanks
  • 500. Posted by Mel J. on May 7th, 2015 at 8:09 a.m.
    what a great bundle! Would love to get my hands on those pretties.
  • 501. Posted by stacy alfano on May 7th, 2015 at 8 a.m.
    I had three girls and started sewing them pretty dresses!
  • 502. Posted by Amy Martin on May 7th, 2015 at 7:59 a.m.
    7 years ago, my mom saw a quilt kit and said maybe she should get it and ask my aunt to make it. I said I thought I could figure it out-and quickly became addicted!
  • 503. Posted by Taryn on May 7th, 2015 at 7:57 a.m.
    There was a quilting documentary on PBS one night and I was fascinated! I started quilting a few weeks later.
  • 504. Posted by kay on May 7th, 2015 at 7:48 a.m.
    My mother inspired me to start quilting. Although she wasn't a quilter, she sewed garments like crazy and was a little disappointed that I didn't catch the sewing bug from her. I decided to surprise her with a quilt, and in the process, I surprised myself by becoming a quilting fanatic. And, yes, she was amazed with her quilt!
  • 505. Posted by AngieSue on May 7th, 2015 at 7:40 a.m.
    All the women in my family quilted, but i didn't try it myself until I was pregnant with my first child. My Mother had to help me finish that first baby quilt because she came a couple of weeks early!
  • 506. Posted by Carol on May 7th, 2015 at 7:40 a.m.
    My Great Grandma used to quilt and I have always had quilts. I just find myself drawn to pretty fabric and quilts!
  • 507. Posted by Janice Kinshella on May 7th, 2015 at 7:27 a.m.
    My family doesn't quilt. When I was a teenager, my friend had a quilt her grandmother made and I was jealous. I wanted to make something to hand down in my family.
  • 508. Posted by ♥duff on May 7th, 2015 at 7:19 a.m.
    Sewing--sitting on Mom's lap while she sewed on a machine. Quilting--I saw a class offered at JoAnn's and thought "why not?!" and the rest is 20+ years of history!
  • 509. Posted by Allison on May 7th, 2015 at 7:16 a.m.
    I saw a quilt hanging at a sewing expo and it was wallet at first sight!
  • 510. Posted by Faye on May 7th, 2015 at 7:11 a.m.
    I learned how to sew in high school but didn't do much sewing until a couple of years ago a friend inspired me to start quilting. I'm hooked & it's my passion. I subscribe to your newsletters.
  • 511. Posted by Mercedes A on May 7th, 2015 at 7:10 a.m.
    Fabric! I am addicted to fabric and finally decided to do something with it. I didn't want the pressure of sewing clothes.
  • 512. Posted by Lindsay on May 7th, 2015 at 7:07 a.m.
    After a tough semester of college, I sold back my used textbooks (ripoff!) and went straight to the store and bought the only machine I could afford. I taught myself to sew that summer. It is still my stress relief! I really, really, really hope I win! I have a project I have been wanting to make with these fabrics!
  • 513. Posted by Jodie on May 7th, 2015 at 7 a.m.
    I mostly just liked the pretty fabrics! Had to find something to do so I could touch them!
  • 514. Posted by rosa on May 7th, 2015 at 6:49 a.m.
    Fabulous bundle.My grandmother sewed and I began quilting with a friend.
  • 515. Posted by rosa on May 7th, 2015 at 6:48 a.m.
    Fabulous bundle.My grandmother sewed and I began quilting with a friend.
  • 516. Posted by Nataly Klik on May 7th, 2015 at 6:46 a.m.
    My mother's job was directly connected with sewing. So I can't imagine how it is possible to live without it :)
  • 517. Posted by Cindy Neidt on May 7th, 2015 at 6:42 a.m.
    I started quilting because I fell in love with this McKenna Ryan quilt kit and I'd taken one applique class. I had no idea I was way over my head.
  • 518. Posted by Mary on May 7th, 2015 at 6:29 a.m.
    My mom sewed when I was little and I always liked seeing what she worked on. Now that I have my own kids it's my creative outlet!
  • 519. Posted by Dana on May 7th, 2015 at 6:22 a.m.
    From time to time mu cute husband takes the kids to play outside and tells me to have sometime to myself :) Thanks so much for this great giveaway!
  • 520. Posted by Jodi R on May 7th, 2015 at 6:07 a.m.
    I was part of an fibre artists group who do Monthly workshops. One of the workshops was hand piecing quilt blocks... an addiction was born in me instantly. I want to make all the quilts (if only time and fabric budget would allow it) but I will have a damn good try for so long as I have time to keep trying new fabrics and designs.
  • 521. Posted by Christine on May 7th, 2015 at 5:55 a.m.
    I started quilting because I wanted a quilt, and didn't know anybody that would make it for me.
  • 522. Posted by Gale W., Kentucky Quilter on May 7th, 2015 at 5:47 a.m.
    I love this fabric!!!!! My first granddaughter inspired my very first quilt. That was 15 years ago and I have never looked back. I had no idea a simple quilt would change my life. I love sewing!!!!!
  • 523. Posted by Amy Cavanagh on May 7th, 2015 at 5:34 a.m.
    I was unemployed for three months so I made a bucket list and 'make a quilt' was onmy list. I met a lady who taught the basics so I went to her to learn and presto - ADDICTED!!! That was almost 6 years ago.
  • 524. Posted by Hayley on May 7th, 2015 at 5:07 a.m.
    My bestie inspired me. She made some quilts for her kids and kept insisting how easy it was. My sister gave me some fabric for my birthday and I was hooked!
  • 525. Posted by Cheryl on May 7th, 2015 at 4:45 a.m.
    I don't remember what inspired me as I was only seven. But I have enjoyed it ever since.
  • 526. Posted by dawn - mi rincón de mariposas on May 7th, 2015 at 4:28 a.m.
    I've always loved sewing, since I was a child. What I really love about it, apart from how relaxing it is, is that you are free to create whatever your imagination can dream. Thanks!
  • 527. Posted by Deborah on May 7th, 2015 at 4:08 a.m.
    My grandmother got me interested in it at a young age. Deborah Pink Scissors Design on Etsy pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com
  • 528. Posted by Danijela on May 7th, 2015 at 3:15 a.m.
    Love handmade items,love making it.It is best hobby,less stress and so joyful.Started making cloths for my dolls when I was kid.Lovely giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.
  • 529. Posted by wendy on May 7th, 2015 at 2:58 a.m.
    I have always done some kind of craft, before I got married it was mainly paper crafts. Then I got married and I don't know what happened to me but I wanted to learn to sew. My mum taught me to sew on a machine. It was about this time I discovered blogs, mainly quilting blogs and seeing what was possible inspired me to give it a go myself.
  • 530. Posted by helen coulter on May 7th, 2015 at 2:06 a.m.
    i follow by email subscription
  • 531. Posted by helen coulter on May 7th, 2015 at 2:06 a.m.
    i think i must have started sewing at around 6, i was certainly knitting by 7.
  • 532. Posted by Katharina Winkler-Weber on May 7th, 2015 at 2:02 a.m.
    When my three children where really small, I worked around the clock and had no time for myself. I wasn't in a good mood and looked for something not useful, but only nice ! At this time , I saw a simple quilt with beautiful colours - I took lessons and started to do it at home - the first years only not useful things, but beautiful to look on! It made me happy and it makes me happy also today!!!!!!!!
  • 533. Posted by Gill Watson on May 7th, 2015 at 2:01 a.m.
    I started when I decided I wanted to make my mum a quilt for a special birthday!!
  • 534. Posted by Liz on May 7th, 2015 at 1:20 a.m.
    I had started when I was at school,but it became serious when I had children. Early '80's
  • 535. Posted by Gail on May 7th, 2015 at 1:06 a.m.
    I gave up work when I was 50 and needed something to keep my mind active
  • 536. Posted by Amber on May 7th, 2015 at 12:46 a.m.
    My mom taught me to sew, but the summer I was 13 I took a class with a little girl I was babysitting and fell in love with quilting!
  • 537. Posted by Patricia on May 7th, 2015 at 12:09 a.m.
    When I was a teenager my friend made a quilt with triangles. After seeing that gorgeous quilt I had to make a quilt too and I never stopped quilting .
  • 538. Posted by Peggy on May 6th, 2015 at 11:51 p.m.
    Hi - My gramma lived in Virginia and I live in California, so I only saw her 3 times, but I remember her quilting and I wanted to learn. Thank you
  • 539. Posted by Lana LeBlanc on May 6th, 2015 at 11:45 p.m.
    I grew up with my mom sewing. A lot. The sound of scissors running on a countertop and slicing down will forever remind me of her! She passed along a skill i love to have and use, and now exposing my daughter to. She's three and we just finished her first cotton pillowcase dress. She picked fabric, and got to sit with me while "we" sewed it ;)
  • 540. Posted by Christine on May 6th, 2015 at 11:38 p.m.
    I watched A LOT of Sewing with Nancy and Quilt in a Day episodes before I felt confident enough to try to make a quilt.
  • 541. Posted by Tammi on May 6th, 2015 at 11:29 p.m.
    My grandma inspired me! She made so many cool things, I asked her to teach me.
  • 542. Posted by Sandra on May 6th, 2015 at 11:07 p.m.
    I was inspired by making something out of nothing. Then, the feel and color of fabric and the sound of the sewing machine.
  • 543. Posted by Shelley Folkerts on May 6th, 2015 at 10:56 p.m.
    My Mother taught me to sew. She was an accomplished seamstress and machine embroider. Quilting is something that I taught myself and it has become a passion over the last 10 years. It is the one thing that is mine. Thanks for the great giveaway.
  • 544. Posted by Nicole Sender on May 6th, 2015 at 10:26 p.m.
    My mother inspired me to sew, knit and create! She was an accomplished seamstress!
  • 545. Posted by Pamela R on May 6th, 2015 at 10:21 p.m.
    I started sewing at age 9 but only started quilting 15 yrs ago
  • 546. Posted by Andie McBee on May 6th, 2015 at 10:15 p.m.
    I was never inspired exactly, I've just always done it. If anything, my mom, who taught me to sew, knit, embroider, etc. etc. I think pinterest may have inspired me to quilt though. :)
  • 547. Posted by Deb on May 6th, 2015 at 9:57 p.m.
    I ran across the book Quilt in a Day, so friends and I set about seeing if that idea was really true! not quite...it took more than a day, but it sure got me started on a long-time hobby.
  • 548. Posted by Ilana on May 6th, 2015 at 9:48 p.m.
    I saw some quilts hanging in the window of a quilt shop when I was a teenager. I really wanted to learn how to make a quilt but thought that it looked too hard. When I grew up, I signed up for a beginning quilting class and haven't looked back.
  • 549. Posted by Erica on May 6th, 2015 at 9:47 p.m.
    I think it was the idea that quilting connected me to shows like Little House on the Prairie or the Anne of Green Gables books - that love of traditional pastimes. I also love the process so that might have been it, too!
  • 550. Posted by Angelia L. on May 6th, 2015 at 9:46 p.m.
    A few years ago I saw a YouTube video by Jenny of MSQC and was amazed at how easy she made quilting look. I have been hooked since!
  • 551. Posted by Pauline Perry on May 6th, 2015 at 9:43 p.m.
    I have been sewing since I was 5 yrs old and I love fabric and embroidery - needlework of all kinds and had always wanted to make quilts. I made my first quilt for my granddaughter ten years ago. Pauline
  • 552. Posted by Lisa Rogers on May 6th, 2015 at 9:36 p.m.
    I started sewing and quilting when I was a teenager while I healed from surgeries from a car wreck. it was good therapy for me. I love Miss Kate or anything Bonnie and Camille.
  • 553. Posted by Jo on May 6th, 2015 at 9:31 p.m.
    I started to quilt as a way to seem productive in my down time! I used to play computer games and for all the time spent doing it, I have nothing to show for it, but now I spend that time sewing and have useful quilts :)
  • 554. Posted by Colleen on May 6th, 2015 at 9:29 p.m.
    I actually turned to quilting when I realized that sewing garments was "not my thing", but I still wanted to sew something.
  • 555. Posted by Sarah on May 6th, 2015 at 9:25 p.m.
    I made a baby quilt for my daughter and was hooked after seeing her snuggle with it :)
  • 556. Posted by Silvia Sutters on May 6th, 2015 at 9:21 p.m.
    I loved how I could create and sew for little bits of time while being a full time momma. The simplicity was what inspired me.
  • 557. Posted by quiltmom anna on May 6th, 2015 at 9:14 p.m.
    I have always loved quilts and wanted to make them. I still want to make more -20 years later- something about the process that fills my creative spirit. Regards from Alberta, Anna
  • 558. Posted by Tracie Moore on May 6th, 2015 at 9:08 p.m.
    Fabric. Fabric started me quilting. I wanted to sew dresses for my grand girls, but then I fell in love with fabric.
  • 559. Posted by Andrea S. on May 6th, 2015 at 9:01 p.m.
    Thanks for the great giveaway - I love Bonnie and Camille! I started sewing because I wanted to create something tangible after being in an office all day. I started making useful things and have been hooked ever since! Now it's a way for me to stay sane in the evenings, after wonderful but long days with our three small children :)
  • 560. Posted by Carole M on May 6th, 2015 at 8:48 p.m.
    One of my best friends took me on a quilt shop hop and I saw so many wonderful things and it was enough to get me hooked!
  • 561. Posted by Karin on May 6th, 2015 at 8:47 p.m.
    Both my aunt and my grandmother are professional seamstresses so I've always had an interest in sewing. What attracts me personally is the combination of creativity and logic. All those hours studying maths do come in handy when altering patterns!
  • 562. Posted by Ariel on May 6th, 2015 at 8:46 p.m.
    I started out sewing when I was probably 12ish because I kept seeing things and thinking, "I bet I could make that." So, I think I just worked up to looking at blankets and quilts. I remember just one day looking at various quilts on pinterest and suddenly realizing, "I can do that." Though I do have quite a bit more to learn. :) Thanks for a great giveaway!
  • 563. Posted by Alexis on May 6th, 2015 at 8:44 p.m.
    I wanted to sew clothes like my granny.
  • 564. Posted by Daisy Gutierrez on May 6th, 2015 at 8:36 p.m.
    I was inspired by all the beautiful fabric! I am still a beginner but I love quilting!
  • 565. Posted by Liesel on May 6th, 2015 at 8:31 p.m.
    My kids :)
  • 566. Posted by Dawn on May 6th, 2015 at 8:27 p.m.
    I started sewing at 10. Quilting was the next logical step after Barbie dresses, prom dresses and my wedding dress.
  • 567. Posted by KimR on May 6th, 2015 at 8:27 p.m.
    I already receive your newsletter. I have always enjoyed handwork and when my boyfriend (now husband) went away to college, I didn't know what I was going to do on my weekends! So, I signed up for a quilting class- all hand piecing and handquilting. At that time, that was the only way I was going to make my quilts--but as my 'to make" list grew-I realized I needed to start using my machine! LOL (though I do still love EPP and some handquilting...)
  • 568. Posted by Suzie on May 6th, 2015 at 8:20 p.m.
    As I grew up in the country with very few shops, sewing was a way to be fashionable.
  • 569. Posted by Teresa Gottwig on May 6th, 2015 at 8:19 p.m.
    I took Home Economic in high school and use to make my own cloths, but life happened and I stopped for 20yrs. I can say quilting is what brought me back into the world of sewing and I'm enjoying relearning.
  • 570. Posted by Christine Sherman on May 6th, 2015 at 8:17 p.m.
    My mom made me a quilt when I was 12 and I've loved them since!
  • 571. Posted by stanleybeagle on May 6th, 2015 at 8:16 p.m.
    I don't remember what inspired me to start quilting, but I do remember being so excited when I got my sewing machine about 10 years ago
  • 572. Posted by Nerida on May 6th, 2015 at 8:16 p.m.
    I started sewing 33 years ago when my twin girls were born making bunny rugs, quilts and clothing for them. And now I start making for my first grandchild due in 6 months for one of the twins. would love to use these fabrics for a series fo items for nursery.
  • 573. Posted by Cheryl B on May 6th, 2015 at 8:16 p.m.
    My Mom! She was a quilter and she took me into a fabric store and I was hooked on all those gorgeous fabrics.
  • 574. Posted by Laura Wilson on May 6th, 2015 at 8:08 p.m.
    I started sewing when I wanted to finish some cross stitch projects. Now I've finished several quilts.
  • 575. Posted by Susan on May 6th, 2015 at 8:07 p.m.
    I always loved fabric and I loved the differentvariety of quilts. I want one of each!
  • 576. Posted by Cherise on May 6th, 2015 at 8:03 p.m.
    I had a little baby girl and was so inspired by all the cute sewing patterns for girls clothes that I saw that I decided to learn to sew. I love it!
  • 577. Posted by Katelyn Wells on May 6th, 2015 at 7:58 p.m.
    My grandma. She has been quilting for years. I hope to have that legacy too
  • 578. Posted by Christina Menchaca on May 6th, 2015 at 7:53 p.m.
    I became pregnant with my first child and wanted to make things!
  • 579. Posted by Ashley on May 6th, 2015 at 7:46 p.m.
    Inspired by my grandmother!
  • 580. Posted by Toni Anne on May 6th, 2015 at 7:43 p.m.
    When we moved into our first house, I saw a beautiful quilt in the window of a quilt shop and I wanted it soooo bad but, I couldn't afford the quilt and my new mortgage payment. I borrowed my mother's Singer and took a class for the triple Irish chain quilt and I was hooked. That was 25 yrs ago.
  • 581. Posted by Emily Baker on May 6th, 2015 at 7:42 p.m.
    I was inspired by the hours I used to spend laying on and gazing at the grandma's flower garden quilts at my Great grandma's house. They were scrappy and wonderful.
  • 582. Posted by Paulette Doyle on May 6th, 2015 at 7:37 p.m.
    I went to a party and the hostess had a quilt hanging in her living room...a log cabin! I was instantly hooked! Thanks for the chance to win your Give Away!! Paulette
  • 583. Posted by Veronica on May 6th, 2015 at 7:36 p.m.
    The book Machine Made Patchwork inspired me to start quilting. Even though everything was in Japanese, the pictures of all the cool projects were so wonderful that they really made me wanted to learn how to quilt.
  • 584. Posted by Lori Morton on May 6th, 2015 at 7:33 p.m.
    I have sewn since High School really ...but got interested in Quilting a few years ago, when my BFF wanted to try! She & I are still working at it...and now I am truly involved because my 2 Daughter's are learning with me....and both are so much better at it than me! giggle...
  • 585. Posted by aSprinkling on May 6th, 2015 at 7:29 p.m.
    I don't really know what made me interested in sewing/quilting. But my first quilt was a log cabin quilt. It has lots of issues, but still gets plenty of use.
  • 586. Posted by Mindy on May 6th, 2015 at 7:28 p.m.
    I was given a sewing machine! My love of sewing couldn't have started without it. And, of course, having an adorable little someone to sew for!
  • 587. Posted by Leslie Schmidt on May 6th, 2015 at 7:26 p.m.
    I started watching Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson with absolutely no intention of ever sewing quilts! I'm not that adept at using machines, so I thought I would just be entertaining myself. But it didn't take long before I was bitten by the bug. That was in 1998!
  • 588. Posted by Melissa Meinhard on May 6th, 2015 at 7:19 p.m.
    I have always loved to sew, but I just decided to learn to quilt because patchwork is so fun
  • 589. Posted by Rose Sabey on May 6th, 2015 at 7:18 p.m.
    My Mom taught me to sew, but my sister inspired me to quilt! She made me a crazy quilt pillow and I was in love! Had to learn how to make them!
  • 590. Posted by Luella on May 6th, 2015 at 7:17 p.m.
    My mother-in-law quilted and I loved the look so decided to give it a try and I am so in love with the creative process. Thank you for a chance at a great giveaway.
  • 591. Posted by Lisa Marie on May 6th, 2015 at 7:14 p.m.
    I've sewn since I was a young girl but didn't start quilting until I was married. I saw a Christmas quilt in a catalog and just wanted to make it, so I ordered the pattern. That was really the start of something wonderful!
  • 592. Posted by Erin on May 6th, 2015 at 7:13 p.m.
    I started quilting baby quilts for all of my friends - it just seemed like the right thing to do when my best friend got pregnant so many years ago!
  • 593. Posted by Cindy S. on May 6th, 2015 at 7:11 p.m.
    I would also love to make a wedding ring quilt. I think it is the ultimate family treasure to pass down through the generations. I am a beginner quilter, so it is far in the future for me.
  • 594. Posted by Sherry L Stevens on May 6th, 2015 at 7:04 p.m.
    I have sewn since I was a child but did not quilt until about 6 years ago. I was inspired by a local quilt shop owner to try a quilt using precut strips. After the first project I was hooked. I continue to be inspired by quilt blogs.
  • 595. Posted by Donna Lee on May 6th, 2015 at 7:03 p.m.
    My mom made everything I wore growing up and sewing was just as natural as, well, brushing your teeth!
  • 596. Posted by Delores Wagg on May 6th, 2015 at 7 p.m.
    I'm not sure, but I'm glad I did! A lot of my friends were quilting so when I retired I decided I would too!
  • 597. Posted by Mary Ann Glenn on May 6th, 2015 at 6:54 p.m.
    In grad school 12 years ago, I bought a thrift store table for my tv for $10. It turned out to have a singer 401 in it and I started to play around with it. It turned into a hobby and then a passion. I have a more modern machine but I still have that singer and will never get rid of it!
  • 598. Posted by Eden K. on May 6th, 2015 at 6:53 p.m.
    My great grandmother taught me to sew when I was 4 years old and it became something we always did together; she was a wonderful quilter and it's something I do now to be close to her memory.
  • 599. Posted by Jennifer C on May 6th, 2015 at 6:50 p.m.
    I learned to sew when I was a girl, but it wasn't until I was in college that I really started to sew and bought my first machine.
  • 600. Posted by jmniffer on May 6th, 2015 at 6:49 p.m.
    A new neighbor showed me her quilts and offered to teach me....I swore I didn't need another hobby but I caved, and the rest is history! Love this line of fabric, thanks for the chance to win it!
  • 601. Posted by Taya@TypeB on May 6th, 2015 at 6:45 p.m.
    My mom quilted while I was in college and law school and I just never had the time, inclination or funds to join in. Once I was out in the working world, I took it up and ran!
  • 602. Posted by Melanie Sim on May 6th, 2015 at 6:42 p.m.
    I was inspired to start sewing at 11 years old because I was fascinated with what my grandma was doing at her sewing machine. I progressed to quilting from that, because I needed to use those gorgeous designer quilting cottons I kept seeing!
  • 603. Posted by Deborah Davey (Two Cheeky Monkeys) on May 6th, 2015 at 6:33 p.m.
    My mum was the one who inspired me to start sewing, she sewed so much for us, clothes, blankets, bed linen, costumes!
  • 604. Posted by Cathi on May 6th, 2015 at 6:31 p.m.
    Seeing the beautiful quilts my cousin was making made me decide I had to try quilting and I've never looked back!
  • 605. Posted by bee on May 6th, 2015 at 6:27 p.m.
    my Aunt got me started, but I love making something that's useful and pretty and fun to gift!
  • 606. Posted by Diana @ Red Delicious Life on May 6th, 2015 at 6:18 p.m.
    My friend Jenny inspired me to start quilting and I wanted to make my young son his very own quilt. I haven't looked back since.
  • 607. Posted by Sheila on May 6th, 2015 at 6:15 p.m.
    My mother in law was a quilter, and was determined that I would know how to care for her beautiful quilts, so she got me in a class and I was hooked. I miss her inspiration.
  • 608. Posted by Stacie Aho on May 6th, 2015 at 6:15 p.m.
    I started sewing when I was very young, money was scarce. I made small toys, pillows, and clothed my poor naked Barbies. :)
  • 609. Posted by Sherril McGann on May 6th, 2015 at 6:13 p.m.
    I never really thought of this before. My grandmother had a railing at the top of the stairs with quilts hanging from it. That must have been what inspired me.
  • 610. Posted by margie petersen on May 6th, 2015 at 6:07 p.m.
    My Mom has made several beautiful quilts, I have finally caught the bug and want to make my own :)
  • 611. Posted by Jessica P. on May 6th, 2015 at 6:01 p.m.
    I was trying to figure out a present for my brother and his new wife. He really appreciates handmade items. I decided to sew them a quilt. That was really the first thing I ever tried to sew. It took me five years. Whoops! It was too big of a project for someone who didn't really know how to sew.
  • 612. Posted by Debby E on May 6th, 2015 at 5:59 p.m.
    My best friend, Ann, has always been a quilter and I always admired her work. She bought me a book and some fat quarters one year for my birthday. I did try with the book but got so frustrated I gave it up. Then about 4-5 years ago my sister found out about a class at a local library and we took it. Soooo here I am. Thanks so much for the chance to win :) Debby E samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com
  • 613. Posted by Misty S on May 6th, 2015 at 5:58 p.m.
    I got really tired of only using my sewing machine for hemming pants. I wanted to make adorable things to wear with my own choice of fabric. I made one (very wonky) change purse and never looked back.
  • 614. Posted by Laura B on May 6th, 2015 at 5:56 p.m.
    I saw some amazing quilts on Pinterest just as I was learning to sew (curtains and pillows I thought) and was hooked!
  • 615. Posted by Irene Vigil on May 6th, 2015 at 5:55 p.m.
    My Mother and Grandmother were quilters so they were influential in getting me started.
  • 616. Posted by katelyn on May 6th, 2015 at 5:52 p.m.
    My aunt gave me my grandma's old sewing machine and a friend was going to have a baby so I thought it would be cool to learn about something my grandma used to be so good at.
  • 617. Posted by Camille on May 6th, 2015 at 5:48 p.m.
    I took a class with a friend to be social and I was hooked.
  • 618. Posted by Marianne on May 6th, 2015 at 5:37 p.m.
    My daughter inspired me. When she was about 2 I wanted to make a doll quilt for her.
  • 619. Posted by Shauna on May 6th, 2015 at 5:33 p.m.
    I always loved the quilts my grandmother made and I wanted to make some of my own.
  • 620. Posted by Melissa on May 6th, 2015 at 5:28 p.m.
    My great aunt used to make quilts for the family. After she died I started to make them, especially for my cousin's children. Just keeping the tradition alive
  • 621. Posted by Mand on May 6th, 2015 at 5:20 p.m.
    My grandmothers & mom all sewed. It's just what we did as we grew up!
  • 622. Posted by Kat on May 6th, 2015 at 5:12 p.m.
    A cute quilt kit i picked up when my son was 4 months old inspired me to give it a go.
  • 623. Posted by Nancy Turner on May 6th, 2015 at 5:11 p.m.
    I just started quilting a month ago! I saw a chevron quilt hanging in my local fabric store & a class was coming up for it... I begged & pleaded to be in the class & the rest is history! I'm hooked!
  • 624. Posted by Alida on May 6th, 2015 at 5 p.m.
    I had to come up with a present for a future mom and a baby quilt seemed the perfect gift. I never stop sewing after that! thanks for the chance
  • 625. Posted by Kathleen on May 6th, 2015 at 4:50 p.m.
    Once of my sister's friends was selling a super cute pattern with jelly roll- I thought, I can do that!
  • 626. Posted by Adele Dizney on May 6th, 2015 at 4:47 p.m.
    It was a scrap 9 patch quilt from my grandmother-I'd stare at it for hours!
  • 627. Posted by Brenda on May 6th, 2015 at 4:44 p.m.
    I started sewing as a kid when I was fascinated by making anything any way. Really got into it in HS when I started making my own clothes. Purchased clothing was a real luxury for us.
  • 628. Posted by erin mcsweeney on May 6th, 2015 at 4:40 p.m.
    i wanted to make the beautiful quilts that I would see, so I bought a sewing machine one day, learned to thread it and started sewing
  • 629. Posted by Ramona on May 6th, 2015 at 4:37 p.m.
    My mom inspired me to sew as a little girl as she would make her clothes and then barbie clothes for me that matched her clothes and mine.
  • 630. Posted by debbie on May 6th, 2015 at 4:27 p.m.
    I've sewn forever but just started quilting. Modern quilts inspired me to learn.
  • 631. Posted by Sheryl on May 6th, 2015 at 4:21 p.m.
    My mum and gran were always doing needlework and started me on my way
  • 632. Posted by Cindy on May 6th, 2015 at 4:13 p.m.
    I started after a friend showed me some of her quilts.
  • 633. Posted by Deana on May 6th, 2015 at 4:13 p.m.
    My mother-in-law made a quilt sampler years ago and I fell in love. I just had to learn how and did. I have been hooked ever since!
  • 634. Posted by Shellie on May 6th, 2015 at 4:08 p.m.
    I made my first quilt for a niece's first birthday present. She's now finishing up her freshmen year at college and I've gotten A LOT better at quilting and I'm about to make her another quilt. :D
  • 635. Posted by Wendy Welsh on May 6th, 2015 at 3:56 p.m.
    My mum inspired me to start quilting. She's being doing it for years and I thought it was time I learnt too.
  • 636. Posted by kelly nagle on May 6th, 2015 at 3:55 p.m.
    I started quilting to honor my mom who could sew and quilt with the best of them.
  • 637. Posted by Emily C on May 6th, 2015 at 3:52 p.m.
    I started sewing when I was little to outfit my favorite dolls. Later that expanded into different techniques until I started quilting.
  • 638. Posted by Laura on May 6th, 2015 at 3:46 p.m.
    My grandmother inspired me with her beautiful quilts!
  • 639. Posted by Jayne Willis on May 6th, 2015 at 3:40 p.m.
    My daughter was what inspired me to start quilting. She actually forced me (kicking and screaming), but after that...I was hooked forever!
  • 640. Posted by Tonia Jeffery on May 6th, 2015 at 3:38 p.m.
    I was actually forced to take a sewing class in high school and ended up really liking it.
  • 641. Posted by Jen Barnard on May 6th, 2015 at 3:35 p.m.
    I had a pile of old clothes that I didn't want to get rid of. I remembered a friends mum had made a quilt out of her dresses from when she was little and decided to do the same. I haven't done it yet, but I will one day.
  • 642. Posted by Kiim S on May 6th, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.
    What inspired me with quilting was seeing all the beautiful quilts in the gift shops that I used to frequent. I also love to be able to make my family certain pieces of clothing so I learned how to sew and love doing garment sewing also. It's the satisfaction of being able to do something with my own two hands that make it fun.
  • 643. Posted by Melanie on May 6th, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.
    My college roommate taught me how to hand piece ages ago. I lost interest for years. After my first child was born I "googled" quilting blogs and found Crazy Mom Quilts. I've been quilting ever since! Thanks for the chance!
  • 644. Posted by Tori Smith on May 6th, 2015 at 3:24 p.m.
    My mum :-)
  • 645. Posted by Beth D on May 6th, 2015 at 3:23 p.m.
    I honestly can't remember. My mom taught me to sew clothing, but quilts were just something I was drawn to. Thanks for the chance! Someone is going to be VERY lucky!
  • 646. Posted by Sylvia on May 6th, 2015 at 3:23 p.m.
    I had some friends that were into it, so thought it was worth a try!
  • 647. Posted by TV on May 6th, 2015 at 3:23 p.m.
    My first ever sewing project was a prairie dog stuffed animal I saw in a magazine when I was a kid. I just really wanted that prairie dog. Later, I started quilting because I had so many fabrics that I loved and didn't want to see go to waste when something was stained, outgrown, ripped, etc.
  • 648. Posted by Alli on May 6th, 2015 at 3:20 p.m.
    My mom used to make us blankets when we were little, so I wanted to make blankets, too! :)
  • 649. Posted by Kathe on May 6th, 2015 at 3:10 p.m.
    I pretty much just went for it after seeing others do it- no one taught me but I could sew. Thanks
  • 650. Posted by Mary Pat on May 6th, 2015 at 3:04 p.m.
    My babies inspired me to quilt. I am a first generation, self-taught quilter. I made my first quilt 32 years ago when my first baby was on the way and the nesting instinct hit. Although I made other quilts for my babies, I did not have much time to quilt while they were growing up. When my youngest went off to college, the nesting instinct hit in reverse and I decided she had to have a handmade quilt to take off to her dorm. Since then I have feathered my empty nest with lots of fabric and my sewing machine and I have made many quilts together. Thanks for the chance to win the pretty fabric ... :) Mary Pat
  • 651. Posted by Dita on May 6th, 2015 at 2:57 p.m.
    Honestly, it's because of all the wonderful quilting blogs out there that has inspired me and wanted me to start to quilt myself!
  • 652. Posted by Penny G on May 6th, 2015 at 2:56 p.m.
    I started quilting because I loved my baby quilt which my mother had made for me. It was given to one of my nephews and I thought I would replace it.
  • 653. Posted by JoyceLM on May 6th, 2015 at 2:54 p.m.
    About 8 years ago, my youngest sister wanted all four of us sisters to make round robin quilts. We've kept quilting ever since, doing block exchanges and group quilts too. Thanks.
  • 654. Posted by Kristen on May 6th, 2015 at 2:53 p.m.
    My oldest sister started sewing and blogging and the pretty colors and patterns drew me in so I decided I wanted to learn and she was kind and taught me. We have a lot of fun doing it together!
  • 655. Posted by Teresa@AureasKitchen on May 6th, 2015 at 2:49 p.m.
    I enjoy looking at beautiful fabric so I want to sew something.
  • 656. Posted by Alyssa Long on May 6th, 2015 at 2:46 p.m.
    I started quilting when I got really sick a few years ago and needed something quiet to do while I recovered, and I got hooked!
  • 657. Posted by mary on May 6th, 2015 at 2:33 p.m.
    That's a great question, I think I was inspired by seeing a quilt a friend had made when I was 17 or so. I didn't really have a clue what I was doing all those years ago! Thanks for the giveaway
  • 658. Posted by Lori Smanski on May 6th, 2015 at 2:32 p.m.
    it was my mom, I watched her for years quilt by hand, and she always seemed so relaxed. So when I asked her to teach me, she readily agreed. Years later we learned together to quilt by machine. such wonderful memories
  • 659. Posted by Magda R. on May 6th, 2015 at 2:31 p.m.
    I love anything done with needle and fibre! I started with cross stitching and knitting, and then one day I saw a bargain sewing machine...
  • 660. Posted by Quilting Tangent on May 6th, 2015 at 2:26 p.m.
    A quilting show on TV.
  • 661. Posted by kim t. on May 6th, 2015 at 2:25 p.m.
    necessity!
  • 662. Posted by Jessica on May 6th, 2015 at 2:18 p.m.
    I guess it was my mum. :) She was always sewing something or other. That, and I just like sitting on the couch under a blanket I've made, or seeing my kids running around in clothes I've sewn them.
  • 663. Posted by Carmen on May 6th, 2015 at 2:17 p.m.
    My friend talked me into it!!
  • 664. Posted by Kathleen D on May 6th, 2015 at 2:13 p.m.
    Thank you for your very generous prize in this Sew Mama Sew giveaway! I had a sewing machine and time on my hands after retiring and signed up for a quilting class. My quilting dreams still outstrip my capabilities, but I've come to love fabric and making plans for it...
  • 665. Posted by Brenda Hulsey on May 6th, 2015 at 2:10 p.m.
    I was looking for something new to do so when the Extension office offered a quilting class I joined in. That was about 40 years ago!
  • 666. Posted by Teresa@AureasKitchen on May 6th, 2015 at 2:10 p.m.
    I really enjoy looking at fabric so I need to sew something with them
  • 667. Posted by Tracy H on May 6th, 2015 at 1:58 p.m.
    I have loved quilts as long as I can remember. I knew how to sew but not quilt. Once I felt I had the time I wanted to challenge myself to learn something new, so I began quilting about 5years ago. I do love it but have so much to learn!
  • 668. Posted by Katy M on May 6th, 2015 at 1:57 p.m.
    Etsy inspired me - I saw all the lovely things and thought "I wanna try that!" Thanks for the generous giveaway, that fabric is amazing x
  • 669. Posted by Vicki in MN on May 6th, 2015 at 1:52 p.m.
    My mom inspired me to sew at a very young age, if she were still alive she would be 98 today!! I thank her everyday for giving me such a wonderful hobbby!
  • 670. Posted by Megan on May 6th, 2015 at 1:52 p.m.
    A need for something creative in my life. I tried painting (and my husband didn't think I was very good), so I made a quilt. And was hooked! ;)
  • 671. Posted by Judy on May 6th, 2015 at 1:42 p.m.
    I have always loved quilts, so finally started making my own about 15 years ago.
  • 672. Posted by Nicole on May 6th, 2015 at 1:39 p.m.
    I came to quilting through books, having read about piecing and patchwork in books like "Little House", "Anne of Green Gables" and similar. When I was on maternity leave I had time to learn! Seven years later I and I don't think I'll ever stop. Thanks!
  • 673. Posted by Barbara Heimowitz on May 6th, 2015 at 1:37 p.m.
    I was inspired by my Jr. High School teacher many, many years ago. They don't even teach sewing in schools anymore! Now that I'm recently retired, I have plenty of time to go back to my passion of sewing!
  • 674. Posted by Sarah J. on May 6th, 2015 at 1:34 p.m.
    Babies- not mine, but my first quilt was for my nephew and my next quilt (15 years later!) was for my friend's twins!
  • 675. Posted by teri on May 6th, 2015 at 1:31 p.m.
    My grandmother inspired me to start sewing.
  • 676. Posted by Joanne Vermunt on May 6th, 2015 at 1:29 p.m.
    I've been sewing since I was a kid...it runs in the family ;)
  • 677. Posted by Nanna on May 6th, 2015 at 1:25 p.m.
    I bought a vintage quilt top and realized that I needed some practice before quilting it. So I made my first quilt, them another one, one more and … Quilting is such a wonderful hobby.
  • 678. Posted by Windy Sibbersen on May 6th, 2015 at 1:24 p.m.
    I've been sewing since I was a kid, but watching my great aunt sewing a cathedral window quilt by hand set me off in my 20s!
  • 679. Posted by Erica on May 6th, 2015 at 1:23 p.m.
    My mom helped me make my first quilt when I was 8 and ever since I have loved putting little scraps of fabric together in different ways to create beautiful patterns.
  • 680. Posted by Cindy on May 6th, 2015 at 1:19 p.m.
    I learned to sew in an 8th grade Home Economics class. I'm not sure it was by inspiration then, more of a school requirement. It was during that class, after I got my hands on fabric and a machine, that I was inspired. I didn't have my own machine until I was married, and I sewed my maternity clothes. Now I sew for my grandchildren. : )
  • 681. Posted by KT on May 6th, 2015 at 1:17 p.m.
    I started quilting when I joined a quilt block swap! I'd always loved quilts, but that was the push to get me started.
  • 682. Posted by thebon on May 6th, 2015 at 1:16 p.m.
    My mom sewed, so it was just kind of a forgone conclusion that we'd all learn.
  • 683. Posted by Lori on May 6th, 2015 at 1:06 p.m.
    One of my coworkers when I was 20 something was quilting. She shared the pattern with me. I made it but it did not come out as expected. It ended up being trashed and I gave up on quilting for about 22 years. Now I am completely and utterly hooked.
  • 684. Posted by Dawn on May 6th, 2015 at 1:06 p.m.
    I have always been a garment sewist and seriously, I can't remember why I started quilting. I took a class right after I had major surgery in my early 30's for something to do (I think!) and I haven't looked back!
  • 685. Posted by Janie on May 6th, 2015 at 12:59 p.m.
    My grandbaby was born premature. I started quilting in the hospital, out of a need to do something. She is 11 now and doing great! Thanks for the giveaway.
  • 686. Posted by Mary Ann on May 6th, 2015 at 12:54 p.m.
    A friend talked a group of us into taking a class and now we quilt and she doesn't. :)
  • 687. Posted by Robin on May 6th, 2015 at 12:50 p.m.
    When I was pregnant with my first son, now 19, my mom and I took a quilting class. We were already knitters, crocheters, and sewers. What great memories as my mom passed four years ago this month so I love quilting in memory of her.
  • 688. Posted by Bobbie on May 6th, 2015 at 12:49 p.m.
    When I was little my mom would tell me about the lady who lived next door when e lived in CA. She could go into her sewing room and make a dress for her date with her hubby that night. I wanted to be like her. Fast forward a few years - she is now my step mom and also my fabric fairy!
  • 689. Posted by Crystal Wall on May 6th, 2015 at 12:46 p.m.
    When I was a child my great grandma was still alive and still quilting. I remember watching her knarled fingers sewing back and forth. I want to make a replica of a log cabin quilt my grandma gave to me that her mom made. So special, its put up so I want one out where we can use it. Thanks for sharing, great prize. I get your emails. Fingers crossed!
  • 690. Posted by shelley c on May 6th, 2015 at 12:45 p.m.
    My earliest quilt experience was using the cutoff hems of knit slacks my mother was hemming to make a small patchwork. Fast forward many years, I then took an adult ed class using the rotary cutter! Wow!!!! things were never the same!
  • 691. Posted by Chiara on May 6th, 2015 at 12:41 p.m.
    This is awful, but honest - I started quilting because I had six vintage sewing machines and wanted to justify to my husband why I needed one that was specifically super awesome for free-motion quilting (The Singer 15 with vertical bobbin). Before that I was just sewing everything else under the sun. This bunch of prints is A-DOR-ABLE! Thank you! Chiara SewOldSchool.com
  • 692. Posted by Jerriann Crow on May 6th, 2015 at 12:39 p.m.
    A friend made my daughter a baby quilt, when she was born, and i've cherished it for years. It wasn't until fairly recently that I decided I was going to make one too. Now, there's no turning back. I'm hooked!
  • 693. Posted by SarahAnne Hazlewood on May 6th, 2015 at 12:37 p.m.
    My best friend sorta tricked me into quilting. I had to repair a batik piece I'd made for my husband years ago. She offered to help me make it into a quilt. Not long into it I realized that this was EXACTLY how my brain worked. Fabric & math & designs....she knew all along.
  • 694. Posted by Joyce Carter on May 6th, 2015 at 12:33 p.m.
    My mom and my sisters use to sew and make quilts. I always loved watching them so I started making doll clothes when I was about 5 years old. I have loved sewing every since.
  • 695. Posted by Jen Beatty on May 6th, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.
    I have always loved crafts, but my mom started quilting and I enjoyed helping her pick fabrics. That was like 15 yrs ago!
  • 696. Posted by Rachel on May 6th, 2015 at 12:28 p.m.
    I got started quilting because of my love for historic arts. But once I started having kids I was inspired to sew things for them (faster, too!)
  • 697. Posted by Sondra Borrie on May 6th, 2015 at 12:28 p.m.
    Hello! I was inspired to sew by my mother, she sewed clothing and quilts all the time! Thank you for the chance. Sondra
  • 698. Posted by Karen Ann on May 6th, 2015 at 12:26 p.m.
    I have more time now that my kids are older, so wanted to tackle some new skills.
  • 699. Posted by Leo on May 6th, 2015 at 12:23 p.m.
    well I wanted to use that noisy rattly machine too ... but I wasn't allowed to mess with the "real sewing" (my mum did most all the clothing on the machine) - but sewing scraps together where coudl the harm be ...
  • 700. Posted by Lauren aka Giddy99 on May 6th, 2015 at 12:18 p.m.
    I was inspired to start sewing by all of the glorious quilt pictures I would see on Flickr! I'm now addicted...
  • 701. Posted by carla on May 6th, 2015 at 12:17 p.m.
    Thanks for the chance to win! After I was diagnosed with celiac and had to give up canning as a hobby my aunt urged me to try quilting and I haven't looked back!
  • 702. Posted by Umaesew on May 6th, 2015 at 12:14 p.m.
    My Mum inspired me to sew. She would always make clothes for my dolls and for me!
  • 703. Posted by Shayna on May 6th, 2015 at 12:04 p.m.
    I started sewing because my knitting mojo up and left!
  • 704. Posted by Karen Martin on May 6th, 2015 at noon
    I wanted to earn a Girl Scout badge.
  • 705. Posted by Mary on May 6th, 2015 at 11:56 a.m.
    I sewed until I was 17, and made my own cloths. Gave it up, and decided I needed a hobby at 50. Took a quikting class and have been hooked! Love it!
  • 706. Posted by becky m on May 6th, 2015 at 11:56 a.m.
    I got started quilting because I was a stay at home mom and need an outlet that was not kid related!
  • 707. Posted by Sue Holman on May 6th, 2015 at 11:54 a.m.
    My grandmother made Dresden plate quilts from fabric leftover from dresses she had made my sister and me. I loved touching and remembering those dresses.
  • 708. Posted by Annika on May 6th, 2015 at 11:53 a.m.
    I got inspired by my daughter...
  • 709. Posted by Super Mom - No Cape! on May 6th, 2015 at 11:51 a.m.
    I started quilting after our daughters left home for university. I wasn't doing as much sewing as I had been when I was sewing clothes, etc for them and I found that I really missed sewing. So I started learning how to quilt.
  • 710. Posted by Diane Pfluger on May 6th, 2015 at 11:51 a.m.
    great bundle
  • 711. Posted by Jacy M on May 6th, 2015 at 11:47 a.m.
    I was looking at a quilt a friend made and I thought "I can do that."And I did. Been sewing ever since!
  • 712. Posted by Laurie on May 6th, 2015 at 11:46 a.m.
    I started quilting because I wanted to make something as beautiful as all the pictures I've seen of other's work.
  • 713. Posted by Lucy on May 6th, 2015 at 11:39 a.m.
    I love making anything, sewing is such a useful skill.
  • 714. Posted by Robyn on May 6th, 2015 at 11:38 a.m.
    I bought a sewing machine because I was tired of going to the tailor every time I needed a pair of pants hemmed. It seemed a shame to only use it for the occasional hem, so I decided to see what else was out there in the world of sewing. While flipping through patterns at Hancock's I came across a pattern for a baby quilt that would be perfect for my daughter's nursery (I was pregnant) ... I bought the pattern, went to a local quilt shop for fabric, upgraded my machine two weeks later, and haven't stopped quilting since. (that was summer 2013)
  • 715. Posted by Katie Herzog on May 6th, 2015 at 11:26 a.m.
    I learned to quilt so I could make a baby quilt for my soon to be born nephew! Thanks for the giveaway!!
  • 716. Posted by Claudia TN on May 6th, 2015 at 11:19 a.m.
    I started sewing in 4H a long time ago, but my mom is the one who really taught me to sew.
  • 717. Posted by Linda Brown on May 6th, 2015 at 11:18 a.m.
    What inspired me to start sewing ...is that I couldn't find pillows, quilts, that I liked.....or I liked the style but didn't like the pattern that was used....So I decided I could make them myself the way I want it and the pattern that I wanted....
  • 718. Posted by Erika on May 6th, 2015 at 11:06 a.m.
    My mother was always sewing when I was a kid so I wanted to be like her and learn too!
  • 719. Posted by Connie Cain on May 6th, 2015 at 11:01 a.m.
    I have always been crafty and wanted to make a quilt for my granddaughter. :) craftyccain@gmail.com
  • 720. Posted by Samantha Ewers on May 6th, 2015 at 11:01 a.m.
    I loved the old quilts my parents had from their ancestors, so when a friend offered to teach me...it was an easy decision to start.
  • 721. Posted by Susan Mitchell on May 6th, 2015 at 10:57 a.m.
    I originally started really getting into sewing when I was pregnant with my son because I wanted to start making little things for him. What can I say it really "took" and I sew all the time now. Clothing, quilts, home décor..lol I don't like to limit myself :)
  • 722. Posted by Lynda H on May 6th, 2015 at 10:53 a.m.
    My grandmother was a seamstress and taught me the art of making clothes - my best friend, however is a quilter and got me hooked into quilting. We have totally different likes but enjoy working together.
  • 723. Posted by Debra Myers on May 6th, 2015 at 10:51 a.m.
    My great grandmother, who I never met, made many quilts that I loved as a child and I always wanted to make them too
  • 724. Posted by Rose on May 6th, 2015 at 10:50 a.m.
    My inspiration came from Sarah @fairyfacedesigns then once I started I was totally hooked.
  • 725. Posted by Kerry on May 6th, 2015 at 10:49 a.m.
    Both of my grandmothers sewed, so I guess I just grew into sewing. :)
  • 726. Posted by Jennifer McClaflin on May 6th, 2015 at 10:47 a.m.
    I'm not sure. I love fabric and have always loved to sew. It is relaxing.
  • 727. Posted by Jo on May 6th, 2015 at 10:46 a.m.
    My mum quilted and kept trying to get me interested. I finally gave it a go when I was expecting my first child and was hooked!!
  • 728. Posted by Sandra Timmons on May 6th, 2015 at 10:41 a.m.
    No one in my family knows how to quilt. I wanted to learn so I took a class. I am now quilting. I make quilts to give away - friends, family. Thank you for being a part of the SMS Giveaway Day and giving me a chance to win this lovely fat quarter bundle. Always wanted this bundle for myself. Hoping you have a great Mother's Day. Sandi Timmons sandit1@sbcglobal.net
  • 729. Posted by Amy L Brown on May 6th, 2015 at 10:36 a.m.
    Having a baby girl inspired me to make quilts and clothing for her.
  • 730. Posted by Jenna Z on May 6th, 2015 at 10:36 a.m.
    My mom was a huge inspiration, she always sewed when we needed things like a special outfit or scout uniform. Frugality is also an inspiration because I refuse to pay out the nose for things I know I can make!
  • 731. Posted by Jeanne Cupertino on May 6th, 2015 at 10:34 a.m.
    I was inspired to start quilting when a friend of mine became pregnant. I wanted to make her a baby quilt. 18 years later, and I'm still making quilts! And my friend still has that baby quilt!
  • 732. Posted by Lori on May 6th, 2015 at 10:34 a.m.
    I was inspired by the challenge
  • 733. Posted by Monica on May 6th, 2015 at 10:31 a.m.
    I guess I started quilting because I fell in love with fabric. The colors were inviting and exciting and made me want to have them in my house. So I needed to learn what to do with them.
  • 734. Posted by KeriCan on May 6th, 2015 at 10:31 a.m.
    I started sewing in 4-H at age 9 - learned from my mom.
  • 735. Posted by carol on May 6th, 2015 at 10:28 a.m.
    My quilting mentor talked me into quilting! Thanks!
  • 736. Posted by Victoria M on May 6th, 2015 at 10:28 a.m.
    My grandmother was a seamstress and my grandfather was a painter. They allowed me to play with fabric, paper, paint and glue. I have never stopped stitching and drawing since childhood.
  • 737. Posted by Shannon Phillips on May 6th, 2015 at 10:26 a.m.
    I watched my mom and grandma sew a lot and I wanted to try!
  • 738. Posted by Catherine on May 6th, 2015 at 10:19 a.m.
    Watching my mom sew & sell her creations thirty years ago inspired me to try out a sewing machine to be creative.
  • 739. Posted by Hildy on May 6th, 2015 at 10:07 a.m.
    My mom hooked me on quilting when she took a quilting class. I was a teenager then ... ago while ago:-)
  • 740. Posted by Brandy on May 6th, 2015 at 10:06 a.m.
    It hit me one day when I realized our bed comforter is getting old, and I decided I wanted to replace it with a quilt. That was 2.5 years ago, and I still haven't made us a king size quilt... ~Brandy
  • 741. Posted by Marit Johanne on May 6th, 2015 at 10:04 a.m.
    I don't really remember, but it was early in the 80's when it became very popular in Norway .
  • 742. Posted by charlotte m. on May 6th, 2015 at 10:02 a.m.
    My grandmother taught me to sew and years later I taught myself to quilt.
  • 743. Posted by Logan on May 6th, 2015 at 9:59 a.m.
    I started quilting after taking an intro class to keep my MIL company. I love fabric and quilting just offers so many opportunities to dive into fabric.
  • 744. Posted by Susan K on May 6th, 2015 at 9:59 a.m.
    I started seeing quilt articles in magazines in the 1970's. I was in high school. It fascinated me and the more I saw, the more I wanted to make. I knew how to sew through my mom and taught myself to quilt by reading, watching the TV shows and trial and error
  • 745. Posted by Robbin on May 6th, 2015 at 9:54 a.m.
    I had a dear friend who suggested I make a quilt as a gift for my dad. She had no idea what a monster she was creating. That was about seven years ago and I can't get over it. Thanks for the inspiration!
  • 746. Posted by Anita L on May 6th, 2015 at 9:49 a.m.
    I had a friend whose Mom always made her beautiful quilts and I wanted quilts too.
  • 747. Posted by Julia - Vintage with Laces on May 6th, 2015 at 9:48 a.m.
    I was fascinated by the quilts a friend of mine made and when I started to sew my first quilt, I was hooked immediately.
  • 748. Posted by Marivel on May 6th, 2015 at 9:42 a.m.
    I was inspired by books,fabrics,colors,artists,etc.
  • 749. Posted by Francine on May 6th, 2015 at 9:42 a.m.
    Some ladies at church persuaded me to try quilting about 15 years ago and the moment I set foot in the fabric store and started petting fabrics - it was OVER and I am still broke ;)
  • 750. Posted by Anne Simonot on May 6th, 2015 at 9:41 a.m.
    I longed to quilt for years, but a visit to an old friend's house, where I saw her quilts, was what prompted me to finally start!
  • 751. Posted by Kristin H on May 6th, 2015 at 9:39 a.m.
    I started when I was fairly young. My mom gave me a sewing box with kits that she'd put together to make blankets for my My Little Ponies. I haven't looked back!
  • 752. Posted by Michelle Olsen on May 6th, 2015 at 9:39 a.m.
    I was inspired almost 4 years ago by Chasing Cottons' Quilt Class 101. Thanks for the chance to win! mto2golsen (at) gmail (dot) com
  • 753. Posted by Alison on May 6th, 2015 at 9:36 a.m.
    My mom is a quilter, so I had to follow in her footsteps!
  • 754. Posted by Summer on May 6th, 2015 at 9:26 a.m.
    My grandmother was a quilter, and I always played with her scraps when I visited her house as a child. About a year after she passed, I was inspired to check out my local quilt guild, and the rest is history!
  • 755. Posted by Mary S on May 6th, 2015 at 9:15 a.m.
    Originally inspired by color & design in Jean Rae Laurey's quilts, now inspired by "sew" many ... still it's color that calls me.
  • 756. Posted by Becca on May 6th, 2015 at 9:12 a.m.
    My sister-in-law's best friend made her a baby quilt for a her baby shower, and it was hip and beautiful. I'd never thought of patchwork in that way before. I learned about 8 months later. :-)
  • 757. Posted by Patch on May 6th, 2015 at 9:10 a.m.
    A friend at church taught a quilting class.
  • 758. Posted by Lisa on May 6th, 2015 at 9:08 a.m.
    I wanted to create things and got it in my head that I should make a quilt! The quilt is still in progress (6 months later) but I have been slowly learning how to do other projects in between my quilting!
  • 759. Posted by Frankie on May 6th, 2015 at 9:08 a.m.
    My grandmother inspired me to start quilting. I remember being a little girl and standing by her sewing machine just fascinated by the quilts she was piecing. It was a thrilling day when she let me have a turn! I've been hooked ever since.
  • 760. Posted by Trina on May 6th, 2015 at 9:05 a.m.
    I want to be able to make clothes for myself.
  • 761. Posted by Sarah M on May 6th, 2015 at 8:57 a.m.
    My sister helped me make a yellow seersucker nightgown when I was 8 — and I've been sewing ever since.
  • 762. Posted by Barbara on May 6th, 2015 at 8:54 a.m.
    After my mother died, leaving me her heirlooms, I wondered what I would leave my children, and the things I saw were not what I wanted as my legacy, so I bought a new sewing machine and I studied hard, and became quite proficient, succeeding far beyond anything I ever thought I could do. Now I am a grandmother and want to leave things that "Momo Made" with love for them!
  • 763. Posted by Stephanie on May 6th, 2015 at 8:49 a.m.
    My grandparents quilted and no one in my family does, and I didn't' want that to die out so I just started one day in 2012.
  • 764. Posted by Rebekah S. on May 6th, 2015 at 8:47 a.m.
    Trying to sew clothes for my dolls. We were pretty poor, so unless I sewed my own--my thirteen "children" went naked!
  • 765. Posted by Djajounette on May 6th, 2015 at 8:46 a.m.
    how lovely ! I'd love to make cushions...
  • 766. Posted by gayle on May 6th, 2015 at 8:44 a.m.
    Both my grandmothers were quilters and taught me how. Fifty years later, I'm still at it!
  • 767. Posted by Margaret Schindler on May 6th, 2015 at 8:40 a.m.
    My mother was my greatest inspiration.
  • 768. Posted by Leigh Anne on May 6th, 2015 at 8:40 a.m.
    I was inspired to start quilting while pregnant with my second child. I was seeing lots of beautiful projects on line and wanted to get in on the action
  • 769. Posted by Jess on May 6th, 2015 at 8:39 a.m.
    I started sewing when my youngest was born as a way to challenge myself and have unique clothing.
  • 770. Posted by Jacklynn Grimm on May 6th, 2015 at 8:34 a.m.
    My older sister Nan is a quilter, and would take me fabric shopping with her. I saw some cute 1930's repro prints and I was hooked! Thanks for the give away! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com
  • 771. Posted by Bethany on May 6th, 2015 at 8:33 a.m.
    I wanted to make a quilt for my dorm room in college two years ago and never stopped after that!
  • 772. Posted by Bernie on May 6th, 2015 at 8:26 a.m.
    I have been sewing since I was 11 so, suffice it to say, a very long time. My father owned a fabric store and we grew up around fabric. It was a natural evolution! Thanks for the opportunity!!
  • 773. Posted by Erin Waters on May 6th, 2015 at 8:26 a.m.
    I started quilting and sewing because my mom had sewn most of my clothes when I was growing up and I wanted to try to do the same for my girls. I love it!
  • 774. Posted by Laura F. on May 6th, 2015 at 8:25 a.m.
    I first saw Camille Roskelley's Farmers Wife Sampler and fell absolutely in love with her bright fresh colors she used and I was sold!
  • 775. Posted by Barb Pinz on May 6th, 2015 at 8:22 a.m.
    Some 30 years ago a friend argued with me that i could make a quilt. She said if you can sew a straight line you can make a quilt. I guess I can sew a straight line because I've made a lot of quilts.
  • 776. Posted by Kay Eyles on May 6th, 2015 at 8:10 a.m.
    I was given the book Sew by Cath Kidston as a present and I went on to make the EPP hexagon bag 8 times both for myself and as gifts. I found it to be addictive and then went on to other kinds of sewing. Thanks for a great giveaway. x
  • 777. Posted by LethargicLass on May 6th, 2015 at 8:08 a.m.
    I was quitting smoking and needed something to occupy me :)
  • 778. Posted by Alyson on May 6th, 2015 at 8:08 a.m.
    I just wanted to be able to make things for my home and for gifting.
  • 779. Posted by Heather Braun on May 6th, 2015 at 8:03 a.m.
    My daughter. When she was born I wanted to make her clothes, but then I saw these minky blankets and that lead me to sewing blogs. One in particular Maureen Cracknell Handmade. It was love at first site and her blog made me want to learn how to quilt.
  • 780. Posted by PennyDog on May 6th, 2015 at 8:01 a.m.
    I worked on a craft magazine (I have made stuff as long as I have been able to walk) and a quilting magazine was the sister magazine. The editor took me under her wing as I was unexperienced and knew nothing and I developed an interest from flicking through her back issues. The magazine I worked on doesn't exist anymore, but the quilting one still does and I regularly write for it now!
  • 781. Posted by Penny on May 6th, 2015 at 8 a.m.
    Hmmm... I don't know. I remember in 7th grade sewing class we made a pillow out of a quilt block. I really enjoyed that. The first thing I ever sewed really, then in HIgh school parenting class the whole class worked on a quilt together, just basic squares. So when I had my daughter I bought a sewing machine to make her a "blanket".
  • 782. Posted by Dana Gaffney on May 6th, 2015 at 7:59 a.m.
    I saw an animated how to for a log cabin block and thought I can do that, now it's a passion.
  • 783. Posted by Wendy D on May 6th, 2015 at 7:58 a.m.
    I saw a tutorial online on how to make a bag, and decided I needed to try that :) I did, I made my bag and haven't stopped since!
  • 784. Posted by Stephanie F on May 6th, 2015 at 7:54 a.m.
    I was always a crafty kid. Started cross-stitching when I was in grade school. Took dressmaking classes when I was a teenager. I met a new friend when I moved to the PacNW and we enrolled in a Beginner's Quilting class together. It's been an adventurous ride since then! Thanks for the chance to win a fun bundle!
  • 785. Posted by Irina De Juan on May 6th, 2015 at 7:49 a.m.
    A friend of mine inspired me to start making patchwork. But I think my mum was the very first reason I started sewing :-)
  • 786. Posted by Julie V on May 6th, 2015 at 7:47 a.m.
    My grandma was a furrier, and was always sewing. She'd piece together tiny scraps and make pillows. She inspired me to make do, (although I like to fabric shop), and I taught myself to make modern quilts to keep people warm. Functional and practical. She'd have been proud.
  • 787. Posted by kathyh on May 6th, 2015 at 7:47 a.m.
    I've always sewn. My mother and grandmother taught me and my sisters to sew. I can't imagine not sewing. I sewed a totebag Tuesday that I am giving away for SMS. Thanks for the giveaway.
  • 788. Posted by Kristin on May 6th, 2015 at 7:40 a.m.
    Moving to Alaska has inspired me to try things I never thought were my style - like sewing, and hopefully this summer, gardening! I receive your newsletter - thank you!
  • 789. Posted by Tricia on May 6th, 2015 at 7:39 a.m.
    My husbands grandmothers inspired me to start quilting and my mother in law taught me
  • 790. Posted by Kristal on May 6th, 2015 at 7:39 a.m.
    My great-grandmother's quilts inspired me as a child. When I was twelve I tried to copy a butterfly quilt she had made. I still have the unfinished blocks - my first UFO!
  • 791. Posted by Dorian on May 6th, 2015 at 7:38 a.m.
    A lovely bundle! I was pregnant with my first child. And that child was going to need a quilt :) I'm a sef-taught quilter, but got 'the bug' from my Grandma.
  • 792. Posted by sharon on May 6th, 2015 at 7:33 a.m.
    My grandma used to make cross stitched quilts from pre printed blocks--- doesn't sound good but they were amazing and she would quilt them by hand. I don't have that kind of patience but, I love making quilts from fabrics. each of my nieces and nephews have at least 2
  • 793. Posted by Lea Anne on May 6th, 2015 at 7:30 a.m.
    My kids pushed me to keep quilting after I made a memory quilt for them when their father and I divorced. I know that sounds silly, but the quilt was from scraps of projects I had made for home that we lost in the divorce, halloween costumes, curtains for every room, chair cushions. Little did my kids know they were encouraging an obsessive behavior.!
  • 794. Posted by Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty on May 6th, 2015 at 7:28 a.m.
    I was following the work of Denyse Schmidt for a decade before I started to quilt. : )
  • 795. Posted by Michell on May 6th, 2015 at 7:26 a.m.
    A friend taught me as a youngster
  • 796. Posted by Audrey on May 6th, 2015 at 7:23 a.m.
    I saw a double wedding ring when I was a kid, and I knew I wanted to make one some day! I still haven't, but I will one of these days. :)