Meet The Members– Jennie S, Secretary

June 3, 2010

1. Tell us about you!

Hi! I’m Jennie, and I live in the far {very, very far!} northwest suburbs of Chicago! I’m married to a wonderful man and we have a spoiled rotten cat 🙂

2. When/How did you get into quilting?

I became interested in quilting when my mother-in-law was getting rid of some of her old fabric. She gave it to me, and I borrowed her sewing machine and made the ugliest quilt you’ve ever seen 🙂 But I was hooked, and later that year I took classes at a local quilt shop. That was about 6 years ago.

3. Show us a couple of your projects

My Bamboo Quiltie
This is my favorite quilt ever! I use this quilt when I’m sad, cold, sick, watching a movie… it’s kind of like the security blanket Linus has in Peanuts 🙂

So Ends A Fair Day
This miniature is free hand cut and “leaded” with bias tape. It’s a really fun technique!

4. What (if any) other crafty activites do you enjoy?

I enjoy knitting and making cards. I mostly knit socks. I love knitting socks!

5. what quilt or item you’ve made are you most proud of and why?

Right now, I’m most pround of the new window treatments I made for my bedroom! The Roman shades are so fun and easy to make!

Amy Butler Window

6. who inspires you most in your quilting?

I’m really inspired by all of my online friends!! There is an amazing online community of quilters with blogs, on Flickr and at Twitter. They have amazing talents and I just love logging in to Flickr and seeing new pictures posted there every day 🙂

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Photo: Triangles quilt by Erika Mulvenna