Welcome to my blog where I hope we get to know one another better through not only our mutual enjoyment of quilting and sewing, but through other experiences as well. We have families, we love a good book, we love gardening, we love to travel and we love to eat! We can talk about what motivates us, what challenges us, what makes us laugh. Let’s take this blogging journey and see where it leads!
My name is Laura and I live in the gorgeous mountains of the northeastern corner of Washington State (My tiny town, Evans, isn’t on the Google map.). I am married with two fantastic children and their spouses, five fabulous grandchildren, and numerous almighty warrior barn cats.
I am the kid who ate her mud pies. I’m all grown up now…even raised a family of my own…but I still play in the dirt. I like my hands messy. I am a sucker for a flower. My garden cannot make up its mind. Is it formal? Definitely not. Is it a rose garden? Indeed. Is it a perennial garden? Most definitely. I have my own version of a cottage garden. It isn’t neat or orderly, but oh is it ever colorful. I love color! But I live in the north. It is white in the winter and I starve for color. But no longer. I discovered quilting and dyeing fabric and threads. Now my hands are messy and my heart sings in winter.
My quilts tend to be traditional or influenced by traditional quilts of yesterday. I love floral quilts and enjoy appliqué very much. I’ve never entered a national quilt show, but have won many awards locally. I have served in several positions, including president of a local quilt guild.
I love experimenting with all the luscious colorful threads and embellishment tools on the market today. I am also a serendipity kind of fabric and thread dyer/painter, preferring the surprise of the play over the scientific formula of the color (although I’ve done that too).
I’m still a work in progress.
Thank you for your interest!