If you have not been here before, welcome to VroomansQuilts. I live in a small rural town, Schoharie, NY which was nearly wiped out by Storm Irene and Lee. We have a family in-home shop with quilted items by my Mom, SIL Jeri, and myself. My Mom has been quilting for over 50 yrs, myself starting in 2009, and Jeri a few years ago when she retired.
I'd like to thank Benita of Victoriana Quilt Design for inviting me to this Meet & Greet Hop that will be on-line all September right HERE.
Quilts made from gifted scraps fill another passion I have, donating to various charities, programs or raffles to raise funds.
I do like to play with other mediums. Like mixing embroidery and beading with projects.
I enjoy the relaxing feel of thread being pulled thru fabric. Hexies being done by hand and even hand quilting. Slowing down and enjoying the process - it's also a great connection to my heritage.
I like to play with modern as well. On the light side to ..........
the dark and colorful side. It never hurts to try something outside your comfort zone as it might surprise you - you might just like it.
Like so many quilters, I have helpers. These two are fabulous 'holder-downers', inspectors, testers, and have favorite colors as well. BUT, they do know to stay off the finished pieces. In fact so well, I can't get them to pose with - so the napping takes place else where.
I enjoy participating in QALs, BOMs, and Challenges. I am very proud of this particular quilt as I used it to 'bite the bullet' and stop practicing that FMQ and go for it. And on my old New Home that had a 4" harp no less.
I do have a passion for Civil War prints and mainly for miniatures, but I loved using them in this Lynn Wilder design "Country Charmer".
I don't do a lot of quilt shows, but enjoy sending things for 'exhibits' in area displays, museums, and local venues. This little couch throw which I love the Fig Tree fabric line, worked so pretty in this setting at our local Library hosted by my Quilt Guild and the County Floral Clubs.
I do enter a lot of design competitions. Sometimes it is just a block, maybe a small piece, and then the occassional large quilt. Some pieces have won me - well, more fabric - and then some have been chosen to travel in special exhibits. I have done some work with designers and fabric companies to make pieces for Spring and Fall Quilt Market as well. This gave me exposure to so many people in the industry as well as stretch my learning of so many techniques. It, also, opened doors to pattern testing for some designers.
The highlight of my quilting was being inducted into the Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame in 2017. For the short time I have been a quilter, this was a huge honor for me and I thank my guild for nominating me. My mother was inducted 30 yrs prior and we are the first mother/daughter in the group. There is a grandmother/granddaughter as well - proving our area is steep in quilting history and heritage.
So I thank you for visiting VroomansQuilts on Quilt Lane and please be sure to visit all the other wonderful quilters taking part in the Meet & Greet.
Don't forget to enter for Grand