Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Patty's Intro!

Hello ladies! My name is Patty and I am from Northern California. I was married last October and my husband and I are currently in the process of House Hunting! I go to college full time and I am also a caregiver. I don't have a ton of free time these days, but when I do I love to quilt.

My husband's grandmother taught me to quilt about 2.5 years ago. She is a much more traditional quilter, so I took her techniques and have turned them into my own. I prefer to do baby quilts because I love working with the bright colors and working on a smaller scale. I have made about 15 quilts so far, but I have plenty more unfinished projects just waiting. I can't wait to get started on this project, I think it will really be fun to see what everyone's style looks like.

I have a blogger account also, so if you want to reach me my blog is www.thehunsickers.blogspot.com

I look forward to getting to know everyone!!


Hello Everyone!

My name is Danielle and I am from Long Island, New York. I was married July 4th 2007, and my husband & I just moved into our first house! I was a music major in college but now I work for a local real estate office, I do basic office duties but am primarily here to help get them up, running & organized.

I can not wait to start this project. I have been quilting for about a year now, mostly throw pillows for different season, and I just finished a smaller quilt for my nephew. I have been sewing & embroidery since I was a little girl, I just learned to crochet as well and am bit on scrapbooking. As you can see I have a lot free time on hands, lol.

I'm not sure what else to say, but I look foward to getting to know everyone!

Jacki's Intro

Hey everyone! I'm Jacki. I am from the great state of Ohio.  I just got married in July and right after the wedding, we moved from Columbus to Akron for my husband's job. We're actually from near Dayton, I moved to Columbus to go to school & my husband was short behind (awww!) and now we're in Akron.  I guess we're doing the state tour... I am unemployed right now, which is sort of terrible (I feel like I'm not contributing, I have yet to make friends in Akron, I get bored sometimes), but also sort of great (I have plenty of time to read, sew, quilt, and make delicious dinners every night).  

I've been quilting for a little over a year.  I've turned out 4 or 5 quilts during that time.  I enjoy piecing much, much more than actual quilting.  I tend to have a 'freer' style to my quilting- I don't always measure everything or match everything exactly, but so far it's turned out alright :) I hand quilt and machine quilt, just depending on how I'm feeling and if I have another project I want to be working on...

And I guess that's it.  I'm really excited to be part of this group and cannot wait to see what we come up with.  

Hi ladies!

My name is Dominique. I'm a Realtor in the Northern Virginia area. I'm actually in the process of finishing my very first quilt ever. If it comes out well, I'm starting a tradition in my family. (This one is for a cousin's baby--the first for our generation.) I'm really excited about our plan too, because I've always wanted to make a quilt for myself, but never made the time to start. I can't wait to see how all our quilts turn out!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Hi Everyone!

Hello ladies,

My name is Samantha and I am a CPA who lives in Orlando, Florida. Yes, just 5 minutes away from Mickey. I do taxes for a living and probably will be overwhelmingly stressed during tax season.
I got married on August 10, 2008 and really enjoyed crafting/quilting for the wedding. My guestbook was a quilt and it was so much fun to work on. It was my first hand quilted quilt. I have been quilting for 10 years and have finished probably about 20-25 quilts. I usually make them as gifts and never see them again. I also used to machine quilt them because it was faster but have come to love the hand quilting as it is very relaxing (after you get over those finger calluses). I can't wait to see what we all come up with. This is going to be really cool because I will actually get to keep this one.
I am so excited for the November start and look forward to meeting everyone else thru the blog.


Post #1

The Nestie Quilting Bee is a year-long project that aims to bring back that traditional "community quilting" feel in a modern way.

We will use this blog to share ideas, show pictures and just become that "community" that we are aiming for.

For participants: feel free to post your pictures, ask questions, and just spread information.

Readers: just enjoy!!