Friday, July 10, 2009

First Blog, First Quilt

Wow, this is crazy, my first blog post. Big step for me, but I am jumping in.


My daughter Camille is having a contest on her blog and we are supposed to show the first quilt and the latest quilt we made so I decided to post about mine. I have been sewing since I was six so I don't really remember my first quilt, probably one for a barbie bed of some sort, and I don't have any pictures of all the ones I made before I started designing. The first quilt I designed is called Baskets and Berries. It debuted at Quilt Market in 2000. You may recognize the other face in the picture, yes it is Karla Eisenach. She is known for her many great designs most recently her Authentic fabric line from Moda. Her company is called Sweetwater now, but back in the day when she was Farmyard Creations we became friends. In the background is my first quilt I designed and have a picture of.


(Don't kill me Karla!)

As for my latest quilt, it was my Life's Journey quilt. It's easy, fast and fun and it really describes life, up and down. It certainly is a journey.

Here is another shot of it at Quilt Market in Pittsburgh.

As for what I learned, there is no wrong way to make a quilt, sure there are alot of things that make it go smoother, but as long as you love it, it's perfect.

Thanks for stopping by!

31 comments:

  1. how fun to see you at market in 2000.
    your patterns are absolutely beautiful.
    and camille definitely learned from one of the best.

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  2. thanks for sharing!! love the flashback photo... and that you and karla both are now designing your own fabrics.. super cool!

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  3. Welcome to Blog Land. It's really great to have you join us. I hope you feel the love all around.

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  4. Oh it's so cool that you're starting a blog! You must be so proud of your daughter. And you should be proud of yourself too -- you design wonderful quilts! Have fun blogging! It's loads of fun!

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  5. Welcome to blogging! Your Life's Journey quilt is wonderful - I like the whole "ups and downs" aspect.

    By the way, maybe it's just me, but your comments form doesn't have many options. It only allows me to comment as "Google Account". Might want to check that out - I know there are a lot of people who'll be hopping over here from your daughter's Simplify blog.

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  6. Welcome to blogging...I love Camille's patterns, your patterns, Cotton Blossoms...and especially Simple Abundance! Looking forward to your book as well...I just pre-ordered it! Have a great day!

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  7. Welcome to the blog world. I love your work and can where your daughter gets her talent!

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  8. Welcome to BLOGGING! Love your patterns and fabric, it will be fun to be reading your blog.

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  9. Oh my goodness, I have a copy of your first pattern in my "going to make that one someday" box. I love baskets, and especially love that one. Thanks.

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  10. Camille sent me over. Welcome to the wide world of blogging! It's a great community here and there is so much talent to be seen. I love your quilts and am in awe that you can create and sell patterns for your own. You do beautiful work. Cindy

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  11. Hi there!
    I am coming from Camille's blog! What beautiful work you do....and you have been doing it since you were 6? WOW! I have a six year old and would love for her to learn! I guess I need to learn before I can teach her. Did your Mama introduce you to quilting? Just curious....and in need of some help on getting started. It is pretty overwhelming. I made my first "real" quilt after entering blog world and coming across your daughter's blog this past year. That daughter of yours has totally inspired me. My quilts are not any where near your's or Camille's but I am learning and hope to be there someday. Blessings to you and welcome to blogging:)
    Melissa

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  12. You and Camille are so stinkin' talented and beautiful too. I'm adding you to my ever growing blog list, lol.

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  13. Great to see you have a blog! It is also fun to look back at where quilting and design was and where it is now. thanks for you contribution!

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  14. Your sweet daughter sent me. Such a talented mother/daughter pair. Love your work. Have fun with your blog.

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  15. Hi Bonnie,
    great to have you ~ finally ~ here in blogland, too!
    Your first & last quilts are beautiful!!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Julia

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  16. HI- I love reading Camille's blog, and I'll be reading yours too. You make a great team.

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  17. Just stopping by after reading Camille's post about your new blog! You are both such talented quilters thank you for sharing. I will be checking back often so that I can learn from you:)

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  18. Hooray for blogging! Welcome!!

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  19. Welcome to blogland! It's a fun and addictive place to be :) You'll love it here. *B

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  20. Bonnie...welcome to the blogging world! I am farely new, too, but I love it! Thanks for showing your quilts and thanks for sharing your amazing talent. You and your daughter, Camille, are both very talented women. I am excited for your simple abundance fabric to become available! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  21. Welcome Bonnie! We already know Camille, love both of your fabric lines and your patterns, so there will be no break in period required!

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  22. Camille sent me over to say hello and welcome you to blogland. I love your patterns and I'm looking forward to seeing what's new...Kathy

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  23. Welcome to the blog world! Just linked over to you from Camille's blog. What a talented family you are! I'm fairly new to blogging too and so far, it's been great. Such nice bloggers out there!! Have fun!

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  24. I'm glad you jumped in -- I'm usually just a lurker of designer sites. I check them out with my morning coffee.

    I love that you and Camille are into fabric design -- I still have a good amount of Cotton Blossoms left to make something. And I have the Dot to Dot pattern. Hmm that may be the perfect pattern for my Cotton Blossom stash. Never thought of it til now.

    Welcome to blogland and I look forward to following your blog.

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  25. Congratulations on your first blog post! I have enjoyed and loved Camille's blog, and I feel I know her. What a lovely daughter you have.
    You and Camille have added so much to the variety and beauty of the quilting world. My daughter has made a number of your quilts, with your fabrics, and the results have been delightful.
    Best Wishes For Your New Blog!
    Diane

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  26. yay! i'm a friend of camille's! welcome!

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  27. welcome to bloggy land. Love your first post!

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  28. Wow MOM, you made a blog! :) I am excited to follow so post as often as you can! It looks great! Love you!
    -emily

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