Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Our June Queen Bee

We would like to introduce our May Queen Bee, Madyson J.

Tell us a little bit of your quilting history and experience:

My grandmother is a quilt instructor and I got my first machine when I was 10. I used to make little blocks with her and make scrunchies and things and sell them at my parents' work when I was younger and then I got involved in other things and just used my machine to fix things. I moved to Eugene about a year and a half ago and was pleasantly surprised to find out how crafty this town is! So I got back into sewing and quilting and finished my first 100% by me completed quilt about a year ago.

What does quilting mean to you? 

To me quilting is one of my favorite ways to express myself and put my love into fabric form. Right now I am big stitch hand quilting a queen sized quilt and as much work as it is I get to see all my blocks and love them all over again. 

Why did you want to join our bee? 

I love the idea of getting a quilt top done faster and trying new techniques that I might never try otherwise.

What was the reason or thoughts behind your choice of block/design/project for the bee?  

Last year I did 1 month of the bee and got to make a courthouse block and I loved the pattern and design of it. So I wanted to make some courthouse blocks out of my scraps to back my current quilt with. But, after making one I loved it too much to put it on the back. So my plan is to make another quilt top out of the blocks.