Hello Texas Tea Stitchers! I volunteered to present a Written Bio about myself in this month’s Texas Tea Tidbits Newsletter.
I am a fairly new Quilter, learning in the Summer of 2016. My first project was a Sampler and a friend came to my Bunkhouse (more about that in a few) and taught me and 2 friends how to piece/sew a Quilt Top over a couple of days. As most quilters say, “From that first day, I was hooked.”
My background is that of a Legal Assistant with roughly 35 years in that field. I was fortunate enough to work for the same Attorney for almost 20 years in the Houston area, raising my children in Huffman, Texas. Quilting would have been a wonderful outlet during that time, if I’d only known.
In 2004 my husband and I moved to Gonzales TX and built a house on his great Grandfather’s land, passed down from his Mother. We lived on the “hill” as we call it, for about 9 years before realizing we had to branch out as we have 6 kids and our grandkids were doubling yearly. Today we have 18 Grin-Kids (as I call them) and we took an existing Barn and turned it into a Bunkhouse that sleeps 12 comfortably. We soon decided to rent it out and that is how the “Big D Ranch Bunkhouse B&B came to be.
In addition to running a Bed and Breakfast, I currently work part-time at Holly D Quilts and have learned so much about quilting and fabric from the Best. I just celebrated 1 year at the Quilt Shop and in 2-1/2 years I have completed 12 quilts and 3 rag quilts. I have found I like more traditional style quilt tops and enjoy making up my own patterns when I find something I like in photos I see on websites and in magazines.
I enjoy being part of a Quilt Guild and look forward to learning new applications and being a part of making charity projects. I also am excited and looking forward to getting to know each of our Stitchers better this year.
In closing I’ll leave you with a quote I found and really liked: “In the crazy quilt of life, I’m glad you are all in my block of friends.” Happy Stitchin’ Girlies!