Good Morning, Quilters!
Do you know the fastest way to a woman’s heart?
It’s through her children! Thank you for the exceptionally warm welcome you gave Nora yesterday! Your insightful answers and gracious comments warmed my heart and bolstered her enthusiasm to continue the quilting and blogging journey! (Quilters are such good people!)
I hope you will help me welcome Faye with equal enthusiasm!
INTRODUCING DAUGHTER #5 (How many people can say that!?)
Hello! I am so excited to finally meet you all!
My name is Faye – daughter number five and twin number 2.
I am a Promotion Analyst at Target HQ in Minneapolis – (You know the Weekly Ad that comes in the Sunday newspaper? I help decide what will be on sale).
I live in an apartment in downtown Minneapolis – a quick 10 minute walk to work.
When I’m not sitting behind an Excel document at work or out and about in the city, I like to dabble in a lot of creative outlets – a classic “Jack of all trades, master of none” situation.
I’ve experimented with watercolor painting and counted cross-stitch, wrapping presents and doodling. I love spending time creating pretty little things.
IS COOKING LIKE QUILTING?
My favorite creative outlet is cooking (some of my creations and ingredients in the pics below)! There’s something so satisfying about taking a lot of ingredients and transforming them into a little masterpiece that others can enjoy – sounds a bit like making a quilt maybe??
Over the last few years, I’ve also been a bit of an assistant to my mom. If you’ve ordered one of Lori’s books through Etsy (first of all, thank you!), chances are I’ve helped package the book for you!
I’ve also been able to travel with her to several quilting events like the Houston Quilt Market and the J.C. Campbell Folk School in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Though to be honest, all I really do on those occasions is carry her bag (okay that was only once) and hunt down pretzels and ginger ale.
…AND her FAN
Let me tell you… I’ve been a huge LCK fan since about 1992.
I mean, she’s amazing! My sisters and I marvel all the time that her creativity seems absolutely endless.
My sisters and I may not know much about quilting, but if there was one quilting celebrity we knew growing up, it was Nancy Zieman!
As I sat in the control room watching my mom free-motion quilt with her idol, I realized I wanted to do that too!
I do have a project in mind – of course driven by a stack of fabric I saw and HAD to have, but more on that later!
I have so many questions before I even get started!
I’m pretty nervous about navigating a sewing machine….(Have you seen my Mom’s post on sewing through her finger?!)
How do you even thread a sewing machine? What does “feed dog” mean?! What if I jam it? Will I make it worse if I try to fix it?
I think there will be a few calls to LCK in my future that’ll go something like,
Anyway, it may take me a while to equal Nancy and Lori (HA!)–
but I am ready to start trying!!
What about you?
Do you remember the moment you realized you wanted to learn to quilt?
Did a person inspire you? If so, who?
Were you motivated to quilt by a pattern or a fabric line?
Have YOU ever purchased fabric without knowing how you would use it?
Should I learn to quilt by hand? Or just by machine?
We’d love to know!
Your new friend,
PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only. Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt. For all other purposes, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!