Hello and Welcome To sunshine Kwilts
I’m excited to be participating in the New Bloggers Blog Hop. The three wonderful hosts are Leanne @SheCanQuilt, Yvonne @QuiltingJetGirl and Beth @CookingUpQuilts. Make sure to stop by their blogs for some great giveaways! Don’t forget to thank them for hosting this awesome event! They also have links to the other new blogger’s that are posting today. It’s always fun to check out some new blogs and find new favorites.
Each host has a hive, I’m in Leanne’s hive. We have named ourselves Lets Bee Quilt’n Hive. My Bee mates that are up this week are: Amy @AmyScrapSpot
Gina @ DruidQuilter This is the third week in the blog hop and my turn to tell you a little bit about myself and my blog.
How it all began
My love for quilting started about 17 years ago when I stepped in to a local quilt shop near my home called The Grand Quilt (Grand Rapids, Michigan). I think I spent the whole afternoon there mesmerized by the quilts hanging on the wall, fabrics and patterns. I didn’t have a machine and couldn’t afford to buy one; so I signed up for a quilting by hand class. After doing three by hand I bought my first machine, my Janome Quilting Series. I signed up for class after class, always learning new techniques. Then my favorite shop closed it’s doors for good. By this time I was working full-time and mom so I couldn’t find a lot of time to quilt.
In 2012 I quit my job and moved to Florida to stay at home full-time. One day in November I pulled out a quilt to work on and the rest is history. I have quilted almost everyday since then!
My family and quilting life
I’m married to my best friend, Kevin. We met in sixth grade when we were 12 and we have 4 great kids. Three of the four are grown and living out in the world. We have one sweet 8-year-old left at home. My husband and I travel every chance we get! And yes, that means I visit new quilt shops all over the country. Flea markets and finding antiques are another way we spend our weekends. We also frequent the theme parks all the time, Disney is just a few miles from home.
My days are very busy. I help out in Faith’s classroom and school. And when I’m not doing that I’m making custom quilts. I just joined The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild, so I’m excited about being a lot more active in my community and sewing for charities. Somehow I squeeze blogging in there.
My favorite motto is “Do one thing that scares you everyday”. I am not tech savvy AT ALL! So with that in mind I opened up my Etsy shop. My goal was to sell a few quilts and make money for more fabric to make more quilts. Then I started a blog, I’m learning as I go. I can’t say it’s always been easy but I’m learning how to take photos, update posts, and add things to my blog. Any tech advice you can give me would be much appreciated!
My Favorite quilts
I cannot get enough of fun and bright-colored fabric. I lean towards modern fabrics with classic quilt patterns. If you have seen any of my posts you know that I am obsessed with triangle quilts. I just keep making them with no end in sight. I also love hexagons and EPP. I am currently working on clearing out my scraps bin so I would say scrappy quilts come in a close third.
I hoped you have enjoyed my stop on the blog hop! please leave me a comment and tell me what kind of posts would you be the most interested in reading?
Go Create Something Quilty,
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