Where mountain folk art meets progressive quilting
If you have found yourself here you are, or would like to be an improv quilter. We call our work by different names but we all have one thing in common. The desire to create something extremely unique in every aspect. Some of us get inspiration from within, some of us from the many talented people online and of course the designers such as denyse schmidt.
We adore our fabric. We pay exorbanant amounts for some of it. We hoard it, take pictures of it, use it and swap it with kindred fabric addicts. We know acronyms such as FMF, KJR, AMH, LBOM. we know that munki is not an animal and we collect it. We put fabrics together that were NEVER supposed to go together and somehow it works beautifully. We consider a block that is not symmetrical a good thing and structure...although occasionally has its place is generally thrown out the window. we use terms like wonky and "any way you slice it."
If this sounds like you then you are in the right place. Although I myself have taught myself to quilt online there is something missing. Human contact. People that want to get together and quilt our way. Have any of you ever been to a "normal quilting guild" only to have them look at you like you are crazy? Are you having difficulty finding the fabric that we like in our area? I think we can change that.
We band together. We organize, hold meetings, swap meets, workshops, tutorials, speakers, We teach those that want to learn. We build until we can afford to travel together to local and not so local quilt shows and events. We become the ones the quilt stores would like to sell to....which means out with the thimbleberries and in with the hope valley.
If you are interested in pursuing this with me...please join me. As of tonight...it is me and Stephanie. She will be along shortly.
I know you all are out there. You have to be. Let's get going girls! We have a lot to do! I am so painfully behind i do not have anything new to post in pics....maybe a block.
Thank you for taking the time.
I really look forward to meeting you.
Let's do this!