Thursday, January 15, 2009

Rhonda is a Quilting Star!

Hi Dionne,
I am honored that you asked me to join in the fun at your blog. I'd love to participate. Here goes:

I got into piecing quilts via my Aunt Pinkie in 1986. She challenged me that one couldn't piece a quilt by machine and I said ha!

I am inspired by my "wacky" girlfriends who are always coming up with projects that stretch the imagination and by all the wonderful quilt & craft bloggers who share their experiences on the Internet.

I don't think I have ever had a bad day of quilting but if I had to come up with would be when I'm right in the middle of a project and the phone rings & it's a telemarketer or company comes without calling first....LOL
I don't have any quilting regrets. That's weird but all the quilts I've made, I've learned from the mistakes.

Perfect Moment:
My most precious quilting memory was when I showed my first quilt, which was a log cabin, to my Aunt Pinkie and she announced that she was so proud of me and that I should have been her daughter because none of her 6 daughters sewed or were interested in quilting.

Favorite Technique:
My favorite techniques are pressing the seams in opposite directions so I don't have to PIN & assemble while sewing.

Proudest Works:
I am most proud of my "All Things Texas" quilt which went on tour with the "Done In One" contest. (Featured on my blog) The pattern is my original pattern.

My one piece of advice is never stop trying things. I don't say "new" things because whatever you're working on, you may have done it 50 times but that 51st time a better way may hit you.

What the Future Holds:
My bucket list......I'd love to visit Sisters Oregon.

My plans for the future are to continue to enjoy my quilting friends because we always have a blast when we're together.

The Design Wall:
On my design wall today is a Split Nine Patch. I found the pattern on the Net and cut, ironed and sewed the 16 blocks today.

I do sell my quilt tops at "Craft" shows and "Quilt" shows. Lots of times quilters will buy them because they love the design but don't have time to make it themselves. If anyone is interested in purchasing one of my quilt tops, feel free to leave a comment on my blog and I'll be happy to speak with you.

My favorite line(s) ThimbleWar - CivilBerry = As you can tell, I sometimes don't know the difference.

The Magic Wand:
My magic wand would swoop and loop and women would rule the world then there'd be no wars with lethal weapons. Now mind you, we'd argue and snap at one another but we'd never resort to killing.

If I could take a class from anyone:
I'd love to take a class from Billie Lauder. That wonderful lady has so many ideas that I haven't even dreamed of and she explains everything with me in mind.....s.....l.....o....w!

Visit my blogs, don't delay!

Thank you Rhonda for being the first Quilting Star in my monthly 'Quilting Stars All Around' Report.


audreypawdrey said...

This is really neat Dionne! I enjoy learning about others out there in the quilting world, so I am looking forward to more installments in the future!

Jane Moxey said...

Great job Dionne. Katy Couric, EAT YOUR HEART OUT! Can't wait to see who's next! So interesting when quilters open up like this. We need MORE, please:)

Rhonda said...

WOW, Dionne, I don't know what to say....for once....LOL....Can't wait to see the next person. Take care.

Gina said...

What a great post

love and hugs Gina xxx

YankeeQuilter said...

Learned a lot...really like the Texas quilt!

Sharon said...

This is such a wonderful idea! Thank you for taking the time to do this...and thanks to Rhonda for participating. I love this idea, and I can't wait to see more of your "series".

Nile e Richard said...

Hello Dione.
Vim te fazer uma visitinha.
Seus trabalhos estão maravilhosos.

rachel griffith said...

great idea dionne!!!
and thanks for introducing yourself rhonda.