I'm excited to participate in the Quilting Gallery Blog Hop for the first time.
This is a Back to School Blog Hop party, and I DO have a child going back to school this year. My DS, after taking a couple of years to learn that working at minimum pay jobs is not what he wants in life, is going to SAIT this fall, taking "New Media Technology". Maybe he can fancy up my blog a bit, as homework!
A bit about me. I'm a 50-ish quilter, having loved the hobby for the past 12 or 13 years. I'm a traditional quilter, so far, but I am loving many of the modern quilts that I see. The problem is - I have so many UFO's that I started in pre-modern quilt days, and I am a thrifty kind of person - I have to finish those up first, before I will allow myself to start any more. (Maybe. I have been known to start a project or two without finishing up the old ones - hence the many UFO's!)
In my real life, I work at a government department that helps separating and separated families deal with court matters - custody, access, support, protection, etc. It can be a very stressful job, but I have learned, over the last 28 years, to leave work at work. It helps to have hobbies that you can absorb yourself in, and quilting is that for me!
I have a wonderfully supporting husband, who is recently retired, and two adult children. My DD has, supposedly, moved out, but has left a surprising amount of stuff here, for someone who no longer lives here! My DS still lives at home, while he completes his studies.
Now, on to the good part. My giveaway consists of 10 fat quarters, from Northcott. The line is Nature's Glow, by Ro Gregg.
They are lovely Asian fabrics. They have been pre-washed. I will ship internationally.
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment telling me one reason why you quilt. I will choose a winner on Saturday, September 1.