Welcome to my little space on the internet .
Today is my turn on the 2018 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop hosted by:
The co-hosts have been so generous with their time and knowledge. Links to their blogs are at the end of this post. Be sure to visit each of them today. You also need to visit their sites to sign up for the giveaway.
Now, a little about me:
I have been sewing since I was a young girl, but I found quilting in 1996 when my daughter said “Can you make me one of those?” We were in a fabric store and she was pointing to a quilt on the wall. Although I had never done anything like this before, I said “OK” and we proceeded to buy fabric. I also said “don’t tell your sister”
This quilt went to university here in Toronto.
She did tell, and a second quilt was requested by her sister. So began my quilting journey.
Hand quilted by me… This quilt went to university in Edinburgh, Scotland
I am active in three local guilds. I love sharing my ideas and techniques in member workshops. My inspiration comes from everywhere. As a visual learner I can see a quilt block in anything. I find the fun part is translating what I “see” into a quilt pattern.
I could be described as a prolific quilter. Over the past 20 years I have made about 100 quilts as I tried my hand at Traditional, then Contemporary and Modern styles. Whatever caught my eye, I made. What really grabs my attention currently are geometric layouts. Some of the quilts have been given away as gifts, but many I have kept and still more remain “tops” needing quilting.
I pondered on ways to showcase and market my creations. I wanted to show them off to others and let people know they could purchase them. I mean what do you do with 60 quilts?
As a Mother’s Day present in 2016, my daughter gave me my website www.cozy-quilts.ca. She has done a wonderful job at designing the website and now it is my turn to learn more about blogging and interacting with the quilting world out there.
Please visit my website www.cozy-quilts.ca and browse around though my many quilts and also enjoy the journaling I have done on my blog. If I find something interesting, I like to share the links with you. Perhaps you could share some with me.
I showed you my first 2 quilts and hopefully you have clicked on the links to see some of my finished quilts. Now I am sharing my latest quilt that has just come off my longarm. O Canada Check back next week when I post about this quilt and it’s partner.
We’ve come full circle. That desire to learn is what brought me to the 2018 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop. How do I make my site attractive and user friendly for those who visit? I’m learning lots. Who says you can’t teach old dogs new tricks?
The technical enhancement of my blog is important, BUT , the most important tip I have learnt during this hop is to respond via email to everyone who leaves a comment. We all like to receive comments on our blogs, but when we personally respond, the visitor know we have heard them and appreciate the time they took. Encourage questions and dialogue. Who knows what direction it will take your quilting journey.
The 2018 New Quilt Bloggers who are stretching their reach this week in the blog hop are listed below. Visit each co-host for more new bloggers. Please follow along and offer your encouragement.
- Linda http://cozy-quilts.ca
- Dione http://cleverchameleon.com.au/blog/
- Cate http://chaostheoryquilting.wordpress.com
- Tara http://quiltdistrict.com
- Roseanne http://homesewnbyus.com
- Karen http://tunaquilts.wordpress.com
- Rashida http://no3quiltstudio.com
Thanks to our blog hop sponsors listed below, there is a giveaway.……. In order to be eligible for the giveaway, you need to visit one of the co-host blogs and follow the instructions for signing up for the giveaway. But do visit all four, they are wonderfully creative and fun to get to know!
- Beth at Cooking Up Quilts
- Jen at Dizzy Quilter
- Tish at Tish n’ Wonderland
- Sandra at mmm! Quilts
- the co-host representing my group – IN STITCHES – thanks Sandra for all the help.
- Enjoy your visit and please leave a comment…… Linda