I always admired my Grandmother and her quilts and wanted to be like her when I grew up. Her quilts were not flashy by any mean but on the practical side. She knew tough times growing up in Russia as a Mennonite so was very resourceful and used whatever materials she could get her hands on to make her quilts. I look at her quilts now and marvel at the mitered corners she could did. So from a young girl I always wanted to quilt. 

My chance finally came when my mom and dad were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. At the time I didn't even own a sewing machine but a friend of mine gave me an old Janome that she had. I took it in to the shop and got it cleaned and oiled and started sewing my first quilt. 

Needless to say, I was hooked and a quilter was born. A few years later I took the plunge and bought myself a new machine.

My quilting has evolved as I'm sure most of yours has too. I like all kinds of quilts from traditional blocks and colours to modern settings and colours. I generally pick bright and happy colours. My favourite part of quilting is the cutting and piecing process as evidenced by my many quilt tops ready for the final stage of quilting.

I enjoy dreaming, looking at blogs and watching to see what others are creating. I have a long list in my head of quilts that I would like to do some day. I joke that I will never live long enough to do them all. That may be true but I will be having fun creating along the way.