Monday, May 25, 2015

A Lovely Blog Award

nominated me for the Lovely Blog Award.
Thank you very much Sarah. 
 I met Sarah online several years ago.
We discovered we lived very close to one another.
She invited me (or maybe I invited myself, I don't
remember) to Sewing Saturday to help make
quilts for the quilt ministry. 
 I made several quilts,
and had just bought my first longarm machine, so I quilted
several quilts when she needed me to.
The second thing I am suppose to do is tell you
seven things about myself
(this one is going to be hard)
Here goes....
1. In my real life I am Controller at a wholesale hardwood lumber
company, exporting to over 40 countries.  Have been there 25 years

2. You may already know this one.....I have 2 sons, my oldest will be 40 this year and my other son will turn 13 this year.  My youngest has Down Syndrome and has been the greatest gift from God.

3. Both of my Grandmothers quilted and 1 of my aunts quilted.  I did not get the quilting fever until all 3 had passed.

4. I made my first quilt about 24 years ago and it was bad, really really bad, trash can bad.  I didn't even realize there were patterns and books to show a person how to make a quilt. Didn't know about 1/4 seams. Bad!!

5. I have one sister.  She doesn't know how to quilt or sew and doesn't want to learn.  She will sit and listen to me talk about quilting for hours but doesn't understand a thing I say. My sister lives far away in another state, but we talk to each other every morning while I drive 45 minutes - 1 hour to work.
(hands free of course) Sometimes serious, sometimes about stupid stuff. (that might count as two things)

6. I am allergic to jewelry, well, metal.  Cannot wear jewelry or pants with metal snaps or buttons, anything with metal.  I have to make sure my glasses do not touch my face.

7. I bought my first longarm about 3 years ago.  I quilt freehand, using templates and rulers sometimes.  I have only quilted a panto 3 times. 
Well, that was not as bad as I thought it would be, in fact I think I could come up with 7 more.
Now I need to nominate other blogs for the award.
Ann at helped me so much when I first bought my first longarm.  She shares so much information and will answer just about any questions.
She also quilts a lot of Quilts of Valor tops.
Kathy at
is also someone who has inspired me during
my quilting/longarm journey.

Some other people that encourage me and help in my quilting journey do not have blogs.

Thank you again Sarah for nominating me.


  1. so good too get to know more about you, like you I have a sister not interested but she is in Australia, also 2 daughters and a granddaughter also no interest until I make something then they want it! but cannot get them to try for themselves so no one to chat with about my love of stitchery, unlike your sister they do not want to know the ins and outs of it all

  2. Diane... You do not give yourself credit... You are an amazing quilter with a true God given talent... It is a blessing and an honor to say I have a quilt quilted by you. Hope to have many more in the future ! You are an inspiration to many quilters!
    Marita Wolf

  3. You are welcome, Diane - I always want to tell people about your fabulous quilting and amazing memory quilts! And we miss you at Saturday Sewing - come back any time!!