Quilting Momma....Live, Love and Laugh is my motto. I have three beautiful adult children and so far one wonderful grandson.
I'm guessing it was 1996 when I first dabbled in quilting and took a class on quilt samplers. It was a class where I would cut every cardboard cereal box into templates with the 1/4" added seam to make various blocks. When the kids were smaller I would sew PJ's, sweatpants, t-shirts and of course Halloween gear.
The blocks were never sewn together and were tucked into the back of a closet. I went through a divorce, returned to school to educate myself so I could stand on my own two feet.
Many years later, I met a wonderful new man who encouraged me in my endeavors and embraced my creativity. It wasn't until then that I took out that dusty old box so I could complete the sampler quilt. He is the one that would plan FART [Fabric Acquisition Road Trips] and delve into sale bins for unique fabrics and encourage me to grab bolts of fabric and toss them together with all sorts of colors. He helped me build a "stash" so I would always have something to work with!
Although far from an advanced quilter, I love learning new things and passing what I know onto my youngest daughter, and in turn, she has shown me a thing or two! I am hopeful that quilting will become a family legacy to pass onto future generations!
Enjoy your journey with us! We love company!
Margo aka Quilting Momma
The Youngest...I am the baby of the family, the youngest of three. I am extremely stubborn and passionate when I want to be. I began sewing in high school, mostly clothes at that point; velvet coats, dress pants, pyjamas you name it.
I have always enjoyed creating, making something tangible that you can touch and feel. It wasn't until I moved away from home that I really began to quilt. I started out with rag quilts, many many rag quilts ha-ha. As time goes on I have been gradually expanding my horizons in the quilting world, becoming more adventurous.
My Mother is an extremely talented woman and I have fond memories watching her sew when I was younger. I remember every year on Christmas Eve getting a brand new pair of pyjamas my Mother had made. I remember the sheer excitment of getting a present before Christmas Day and almost bursting at the seams with joy waiting for Santa to arrive.
I never pegged myself as a blogger, but it makes sense seeing that my generation has an obsession with chronicling their lives through social media. I guess a blog just makes sense. My Mother was actually the one who started this blog and she graciously invited me to tag along on the journey.
Quilting is an activity that I share with my Mother and something that I truly cherish. I will always enjoy our Mother/Daughter sew days and am very fortunate to have her to guide and teach me. Hope you enjoy our journey with us, because I know we are having a blast.
Morgan aka -The Youngest-