Sunday, June 6, 2010

Hello Blog-world!!

Hi everyone, I'm Jen and I'm addicted to quilting blogs. (Hi Jen!) I figured it was finally time to throw my own hat in the ring and get to journaling some of my own quilting experiences. I am a brand new quilter (a year and a half of floundering with beautiful pieces of fabric) and have finally earned my "Experienced Beginner" title. I have exactly one finished project under my belt, and about 10 more in-progress projects.

A little bit about me: I am 29 years old, engaged to my fantastic man, and live currently in Las Vegas. We have plans to flee Las Vegas at the end of June and are looking forward to moving closer to my family in Sacramento so that we can start our own family. I have a psychology degree which I put to good use waiting tables in Las Vegas. I have always been creative, and have had affairs with poetry, writing, and...well, that's it I guess. I live my life by my own creative code, and often do things that surprise people. My fiance and I met through an online dating service about 6 months ago and are madly head over heels in love with each other.

(I tried to put the above photo ~here~ but Blogger keeps putting it at the top, any suggestions?)

Ever since I was a little girl I was enchanted with quilts. I always knew I would get into making my own and that goal has actually been at the top of my Bucket List for years now. Last year I finally took the plunge and bought a Bernina Activa 220. Before that, I had never sewn before. I know buying an $800 sewing machine for a new hobby is crazy, but I didn't want to take any chances of my quitting before completion. I am totally in love with my sewing machine. I have 3 finished quilt tops and 1 finished quilt, which I gifted to my little brother who will be bringing my first nephew into this world any day now. When I get into something, I get into huge. I read everything I can on quilting and try to do something everyday, even if it's just reading everyone's quilting blogs! My goal is to deck my own happy home out with lots and lots of quilts everywhere, thus...The Quilty Home!


  1. Hi Jen, Welcome to blog land. You are going to really enjoy blogging. It has been more fun than I ever anticipated.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope we get to know each other over time.

    You do realize that you are NOT putting links into your posts, right. Do you know how to highlight the name, so that it will take your readers directly to the site you are talking about? Good luck with winning a prize on my blog........Michele

  2. As another "Jenn" I send a hearty welcome to blogland! And I love your title of "experienced beginner", well said!


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