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jnct14 | Posted in General Discussion on

By the way – I was very rude in not introducing myself prior to this. I made my first dress at age 7 on a little mini Singer and haven’t stopped since (40 years so I just dated myself!). I never had much luck with fashion sewing so I do primarily quilting. I am also a global business development manager, I have two great kids and an awesome husband, I travel a lot! mostly to Europe so I love when I can get on a plane and hand quilt for 7 hours with no interruptions! Oh – the family also includes two dogs and a bunny and we actually share the same state with Taunton Press – beautiful Connecticut.

This blog makes for really great reading – keep sharing those tips!


  1. damascusannie | | #1

    Welcome! I'm fairly new to the group, too. It's nice to have another quilter in the forum.

    I'm 45, a professional quilter and quilt pattern designer (at least in theory!) and I collect antique sewing machines. I love the idea of having free time to quilt while on business flights!


    1. jnct14 | | #2

      Wow! Back in the bad old days when I was trying to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wish I had known all about the cool colleges that offered degrees in fiber arts and textiles (like NCSU!). But alas I remain an amateur with a degree in Marketing (which I guess is creative as well!)

      The good news is that I always have Christmas gifts for people (although request for quilts is getting longer and longer.... :-)


      1. damascusannie | | #3

        >> I wish I had known all about the cool colleges that offered degrees in fiber arts and textiles (like NCSU!)
        ~~Yeah, I do too. Instead, I began a major in Agriculture with minors in Journalism and Art, and then got married and never finished. If I were to go back, I'd look for a textile course, too. Kinda glad I didn't spend all that money now, because I'd feel obligated to work in that field and I'm having wayyy too much fun doing what I'm doing!>>The request for quilts is getting longer and longer.... :-)
        ~~Tell me about it! FIVE queen-sized quilts for family last year, plus a big wallhanging for my sister. This year: At least one more queen-sized and one baby quilt and when I finally get the last of my custom quilting jobs done, I can get back to work on my daughter's wedding quilt and then start the quilts for the two that have gotten married since she did! And I don't even want to talk about my own UFOs--it's over three years since I last completed a quilt for me. Annie

        Edited 1/17/2008 10:31 am ET by damascusannie

  2. MaryinColorado | | #4

    Hello, welcome to the forum!  We chose majors in logic but love to create.  I guess that means our left and right brains are well balanced.  (Or conflicted/ ha ha).  (I'm an RN), have also been sewing about 40 years, mostly fashion/artistic wearables, machine embroidery and handwork.  I learned to design and make bed quilts in 2007 as a break from "fitting woes".  I found a new passion and hope to continue with the quilting, learn my new Professional 4D Embroidery software, and hopefully find time to make some good muslins so I can make my own clothes that fit again.  I also love reverse threadpainting.  Hope you enjoy the forum.  Mary

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