Sunday, May 3, 2009

Welcome! Welcome!

Yea! We are finally ready to get going and I can't be more excited.

I just sent an e-mail to all the members, so if you didn't get it, check the spam folder then let me know if you still don't see it.

Following is the block schedule and a little intro for everyone. I feel like this is a "new to the area" mixer and I should give a little conversation starter during intros:

June ~ Adrienne This is me, hey. I am in the midst of a zigzag play quilt and a whirlygiggle something.

July ~ Chen is working on a mess of 9 patches and whipping up some great pillows using Mendocino fabrics, which I love.

August ~ Zonnah is working on the Dear Jane quilt. Her hand applique blocks look fabulous. I love that she includes pictures of the backs.

September ~ Lisa just submitted a killer dress to the American Sewing Guild competition. So original. She also has great money saving tips while still stocking up on necessary sewing stuff.

October ~ Nichole posts great photo tutorials and other must-have info on her blog. So helpful in so many ways.

November ~ Gretchen just made a new dog bed for Stuart. I think he likes it, too.

January ~ Robin is working on four quilts including a Dear Jane, Playtime, Mod-Quilt Sampler and a coin quilt.

February ~ Kris recently returned from her sister's wedding and has been challenged to cut up but preserve her sister's (and mother's) wedding gown. She's looking for ideas, if you have any. Kris also created the banner and button for this blog. Thanks, Kris!

March ~ Tina has donated super cute owl themed bedding for her daughter's art program fund raiser.

April ~ Heather is finishing three, count them three, graduation quilts for loved ones. Her spring magic quilt has recently been completed and makes me want to take it on a picnic.

May ~ Rebecca has a vintage giveaway in progress right now. She's slimming down her fabrics and notions while increasing a lucky winner's.

June 2010 ~ Anne recently created a laptop cozy for her daughter complete with a funky elephant applique. I'm jealous.

One little request. When posting anything please try to use the labels I've started. They are pretty simple: first name-month. I think they should come up when you type in the first few letters of the first name. If we can keep the labeling concise I think it will be easier later. Thanks!

Please feel free to tell more about yourself in a post. Let me know if you have any questions. I will be sending out fabric and instructions in a few weeks. Yea!



Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm Tina (March is my month) and I'm excited to join this bee. my blog is and I've been quilting and sewing for about a year. I am totally hooked on quilt-making and am a fabric junkie for sure. I also am hosting a virtual quilting bee and it's teriffic. I have two daughters and am a freelance food writer. I am looking forward to getting to know all of the rest of you.


Anonymous said...

I'm Nichole and I have a couple blogs and participate in another group blog. My husband and I try to live as eco friendly a life as possible. I started quilting a year ago and made my first quilt entirely by hand, shortly after I finished it I bought a sewing machine :) Since then I've almost finished three more quilts. I've been building up quite the stash since I started so I'm excited to put the fabric to use and see what everyone else picks out!

Zonnah said...

Hi, my name is Zonnah. I have been sewing all my life but have only started quilting within the last year. I am absolutely loving it. For some non quilting info, I have a two year old little boy who never stops moving. Also, I have a loving husband that gives me plenty of quilting time. :)

Kris said...

I'm Kris and I've been sewing since I was a little kid. I've always liked the idea of quilts, but after recently realizing that there are tons of great modern quilts and fabrics online, I'm actually getting into it.

During the day, I'm a graduate student in Cognitive Science and creating stuff is helping me keep my sanity. I'm really excited about this bee and I'm hoping it will give me a chance to try new techniques!

Hermione J. Schwartz said...

Hey! I guess I will tell you all a little bit about myself. I'm Adrienne, but my crafty alias is Hermione J. Schwartz. I like to sew a lot of different things including quilts, stuff for the house, clothes, etc. We (my guy and I) have four dogs, a cat and a fish. We keep a garden pretty much all year thanks to the warm climate here. We try our best to be eco-conscience and are becoming a nice shade of green.

I am gathering the last little bits of fabric needed for June and I can't wait to get started in this bee! Thank you all for joining and I know this will be great! =]