Hi! I'm Bobbi. I am head-over-heels in love with quilting.
It all started when I was about 10. I discovered a quilting show on television, and I was fascinated. I watched that show every chance I got. I was so intrigued by the incredible variety of quilts that could be made, and all of the clever techniques to construct them. I didn't know anyone who quilted, but the dream was born. Someday, I would be a quilter.
I finally got my chance in 2012. My husband and I had been married for nearly a year, and I decided the time had come. I already had a sewing machine that I had inherited from my grandma. My husband's grandma gave me a bunch of scraps of fabric. For my birthday, my mom gave me the basic supplies I needed to get started: a couple of rulers, a rotary cutter, a cutting mat, and thread.
My first few sewing sessions were frustrating as I learned to use my machine. During those weeks I spent more time researching my problems than I did actually sewing. But before long, I had my feet under me, and I was on my way. Quilting was therapeutic. I enjoyed every bit of it, from choosing which fabrics to put together, cutting them out, feeding them through the machine, and finally, to admiring a completed block. Back then, I was lucky to get two blocks done in a full day of sewing, but that didn't matter a bit.
Since those humble beginnings, I have made many more quilts and learned many new skills. I have made new friends, and wrapped those I love in the kind of hug only a quilt can give. I have discovered a creative outlet that is the perfect fit for my mathematical mind. Quilting has enriched my life in so many ways. I am excited to see how this passion unfolds in the years to come.
As a child, I dreamed of quilting. I have achieved that dream, only to discover that it is so much more than I imagined. It is an endless world of possibilities, and I have barely scratched the surface. I have now completed many quilts, yet I still dream of quilting. I dream of writing patterns, teaching classes, and getting published. I dream of entering a national show, and of making a business longarm quilting. Only time will tell where these dreams will lead. I hope you will join me on this journey. It's bound to be an adventure.