Thursday, July 31, 2008

I'm a Tour de France girl ...

I know ... you're asking what does the Tour de France have to do with quilting. Well, not much really, but let me explain. I really enjoy the Tour and have been watching it for a number of years now. And yes, I get up at those very early pre-dawn hours (West Coast time) to watch it.

Well, Quilts Inc. decided to put on a quilt show in Long Beach this year. Yea for the west coast. I decided to go to the Long Beach International Quilt Festival (more about that later) and in doing so I would be giving up the final 3 days of the Tour. I was okay with that. So while in Long Beach I just figured that I would find out the results on ESPN or some other sporting news. I was pleasantly surprised to find the Versus network while watching TV and relaxing in my room after spending the day at the quilt show. How could I ask for more.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

So here I go ...

I have finally decided to start my own quilting blog. I have read a few of the quilt blogs out there and have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the beautiful quilts so many of you have created. Even though my quilting journey actually started quite a few years ago, for blogging purposes I will just pick it up from here and touch on events in the past as they become relevant. As far as my quilt preferences go ... I prefer applique and traditional pieced quilts over art quilts. I admire those that can produce art quilts, but they are just not my forte.

So, let this be a second beginning in my quilting journey.