Thursday, November 1, 2007

baby anne quilts

I began quilting about 3 years ago. I can't pinpoint the moment when I decided to try to quilt. As an art historian, I began to be drawn to the history of quilts. I found them fascinating: blankets are used every day by all economic and social levels and the craft of quilting turned this ordinary object into a work of art with powerful symbolic meaning.

So, when Karl asked me what I wanted for Christmas in 2004, I told him I wanted a sewing machine. And in January 2005, with the help of a how-to book from JoAnn's, I taught myself how to quilt. It took six months to finish my first quilt and I was actually surprised how much I enjoyed the process (once I figured out each step). But still, I didn't expect I would ever make another one. But when my brother-in-law suddenly got engaged...I was suddenly picking out a quilt pattern for a wedding gift!

My very first quilt Ever!!
My very first quilt!!


Nearly three years later, Karl and I are living in Germany and I found myself with a lot of time on my hands. When we moved here a year ago, I planned to do a lot of quilting with my extra time, but when I discovered Etsy a few months later, I realized I could do a lot more with my quilt hobby! After a couple of months of emails, a phone interview, and some fees, I got a new visa in my passport giving me permission to own a little online business...

Introducing baby anne quilts!

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6 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love your first quilt. That is pretty awesome looking! I love quilts so I'm adding you on my blog. :)

Jennifer

heather said...

Thank you, Jennifer!

GrayEyedScorpio said...

Your tags are as appealing as your quilts! What lovely work you do.

ricracsally said...

HI! I just had to throw out some love your way--my sister found you blog, and told me that I had to check it out...turns out I have a doppelganger out there. I, too, have an Art History degree, and lived for a few years as an American in Germany. I think your quilts are fab--
Dena

Mimi said...

I would like to proudly announce that I, well my daughters now own a baby anne quilt! The patterns are inspired, the fabric is beautiful and the quality is uncomparable.
Thanks for keeping my girls warm with love!
*Mimi

heather said...

ricracsalley...so that's where my doppelganger is!

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