I moved to Southeast MN recently to be closer to my significant other and his family. I work as a physical therapist in a hospital by day and sew by night.
Do you have a blog, Etsy shop, or other quilt-related business?
I have a blog that I have not updated in a while.Do you have any other hobbies, crafty or otherwise?
Have done most craft projects. I am up for trying anything new.How long have you been quilting, and how did you learn to quilt?
I have been quilting for about 9 years that I can remember. I started quilting in college when the only places to buy fabric was Walmart or the local quilt shop. When I stopped at the LQS, the owner told me about a shop hop that was going on and that if I could to go to the shops that close that she would give the rest of the mystery pattern. That was the first quilt I made and finished. The cross stich quilt was one of first one that I made, I think.
How many quilts do you think you have made? How many are still UFOs (unfinished objects)?
I think that I have made about 10 quilts now. I have about 19 UFOs. I have a lot of finished tops that need quilting.How many hours a week do you spend quilting on average?
about 8-10, depending on what I am motivated to do.Which of your quilts is your favorite or are you most proud of and why? (a photo would be nice, but is optional)
My favorite quilt top that I have finished was my Groove top.
Where do you sew? Describe your space and your favorite quilting accompaniments (music, tv, wine, etc).
I currently sew in my second bedroom, which is a step up from the middle of my living room. I love being able to leave my supplies out, makes it easier to sew for a little bit of time. I like to listen to movies when I sew.Describe your fabric buying habits and stash. How do you manage your stash?
I am a fat quarter hoarder. I pick up fat quarters as souvenirs from LQS that I visit if I can find a fat quarter that I like. I am working on organizing my stash and projects. I did move 15 liquor boxes full of fabric.
My mini bolts of fabric that are a yard or more.
What are your favorite and least favorite things about quilting?
My favorite thing is seeing a quilt come together. The time and amount of pieces that it takes to complete a quilt.What are your current and/or long-term quilting goals?
My current goal is the finish the projects that I have fabric for. Professional looking quilting done by me.What is one (or more) quilt technique you would like to learn or are afraid of?
Appliqué is a technique that I would like to learn about, so I feel more comfortable doing it.Who or what inspires you most in quilting?
I am a quilting blog addict. I find so much inspiration from them.What advice do you have for new quilters?
Start small, so you can complete something.