My Mission to You:
Indiana Quilter 40 wants to encourage and inspire quilters whether beginner, expert, or somewhere in between on your personal quilting journey.
Demonstrate that beautiful quilts do not have to be complicated. Quilts can be made from simple shapes or designs that can be adjusted for your personal gratification.
Quilts and quilting should make you happy. In my opinion, quilting should never bog you down or make you feel discouraged. It should make you happy, satisfied, and feed that creative need in your soul.
Inspire you to quilt for fun, and personal happiness.
I hate to have to put this in the blog, but all written content and photos are mine, unless I state otherwise. Please respect this. Please contact me directly for permission to use my content.
Indiana Quilter 40 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
How did I learn to quilt? I took really basic skills and observations that I received during childhood and practiced them. And then practiced and practiced some more. Watched others, found some helpful books, ask questions at fabric departments (remember when JC Penney had a fabric department?). I grew up around quilts. My grandma sewed but only clothing that I remember. My mom did not sew – period – and could not understand why I wanted to. Here’s a post on my old blog about this: https://indianaquilter40.blogspot.com/2019/08/yes-i-am-passionate-about-quilting-but.html
What is my favorite quilt pattern? Honestly, I am unsure if I really have a “favorite”. However, looking through photos of quilts that I have made, it seems that I make Log Cabin or Flying Geese (or incorporate blocks from these two) more often than others.
What is my favorite color scheme for quilts? My favorite color schemes are red, white, and blue. Also, blue and yellow. However, it is easy to see looking through this blog that I like color and don’t stick to a color scheme for most quilts. I like to experiment with color and see what happens.
How many quilts have I made? Too many is the real answer. At last count over 1,500 of all sizes and for all reasons (personal, gifts, family, charity, to sell). I keep track of them by taking photos, making notes, and doing scrapbooks. The scrapbooks are fun for “strolling down memory lane.”
What is my favorite “quilting” tool? My stove timer. I am extremely busy, and I want/need to make my time count. The stove timer allows me to sew, cut, iron, etc. without watching the clock. The timer allows me to get a few extra minutes of quilting in every day around other things that have to be done (like work, family, etc.).
Have I considered turning my quilt designs into patterns? Not really. I use basic shapes and sizes for most of my quilts. I am happy to share the list of supplies and directions in the various blog posts with any and all quilters.
My old quilt blog is still active and has some interesting posts, please visit at: https://indianaquilter40.blogspot.com/2019/04/welcome-to-indiana-quilter-40.html
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