Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Quilter's Meet & Greet


                             
I want to thank Benita Skinner at Victoriana Quilt Design for the invitation to join her Quilter's Meet & Greet. Visit her page to see a list of all the wonderful quilters you can visit HERE.

I am a mother of two adults sons and one 8 month grand daughter plus three step-daughters and one 8 year old full time grand child. I work full time out side of the home yet enjoy spending as much time as I can with the interests that I love. Being outside, working my vegetable and flowers and Making and Doing are some of my favorites. I am an avid gardener and canner. I enjoy the adventure of learning quilting techniques and sharing them. Television and movies are a rarity in my life as I feel there is just so much to do otherwise. 

Still considering myself a novice, I find myself following quilters all over the world for ideas, inspiration and encouragement. My special offering to the quilting world right now are the small quilts I'm able to complete and share with others.
I occasionally visit our local Quilting Bees Group and perform charity quilting with them. We share our personal quilting with each other as well.
The Charity Dresden is a favorite because I found the dresdens in our quilting group's sorting box. I pieced them together and another member put the border on. Yet another member quilted it. We donated it to sweet woman at elderly home. Blessings abound :)

Please hop around with all the other quilters in the blog hop. Have a Blessed Day! 

And be Sure to Visit Benita at Victoriana Quilt Designs for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!

44 comments:

  1. Anita, I love your Dresden -- and the name is perfect for it's background. Nice to meet you! :)

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    1. Thank you Denise! I am so grateful to have a wonderful group of charitable women to work with!

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  2. Lovely story of the dresden quilt! Wonderful to see all the participants in this hop!

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    1. thank you for visiting Kathleen, This truly has been a wonderful way to find "new to me" quilters

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    1. Thank you Lee, I am blessed to have a spare moment to work on a community based project!

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  4. Pleased to meet you and your blog.

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    1. visiting antique shops, I am amazed how many vintage dresdens I find!

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  6. Dresden plates are one of my most favorite blocks. I am sure the charity quilt is treasured!

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  7. Good save on those Dresden Plates!! Your cooperative quilting made a beautiful quilt.

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    1. I truly am blessed to be surrounded by generous and giving people!

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  8. Lovely to meet you. Your quilt is gorgeous. I love Dresdens.

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    1. Alycia, only as busy as busy gets! Idle minds...idle hands.... :)

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  10. Nice to meet you Anita! Great post!

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  11. There's a wonderful story behind your Dresden quilt, Anita!
    Thanks for sharing it and Thanks for being part of the Quilters Meet & Greet! <3

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    1. I am currently working on the next charity block find and turning it into a masculine quilt. I will be sharing it tomorrow! Thanks for the hop Benita

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  12. Nice to meet you on the Quilter's Meet and Greet! Beautiful quilt!!

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  13. Your link to the entry page doesnt work for the grand prize.

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    1. Please try again, I believe Benita and I have figured out all the kinks :)

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  14. Nice to meet you! Beautiful quilt!

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  15. Those Dresdens are beautiful. Im sure it was a treasured gift.

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  16. It's nice to meet you, Anita -- the Dresden blocks were a wonderful find!

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    1. Yes! I have another block find that will be shared tomorrow! Also a charity quilt with a more masculine touch!

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  17. Nice to meet you! I am sure the sweet lady was blessed by your quilt.It is always nice to receive a hand made gift.

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    1. Absolutely. And giving as a cooperative is a blessing so not only one person "steals" the thunder.

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  18. It's very nice and fun to have others help in making a quilt. It's fun to see the finished quilt and the story behind it. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It truly is a blessing to be surrounded by wonderful and talented women!

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  19. I love so many of the same things as you do. I have a lovely garden and do some canning though as I age, I find that's really hard on me and I opt for freezing much of the time. Canned things always taste better to me than frozen. :) A full-time job as well as all your hobby interests is wonderful.

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    1. I agree, the canned foods are so much more delicious! I occasionally work in small batches so I am able to keep up.

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  20. Gorgeous dresden and what better way to put it to use. I know someone special is now loving it! I have to tell you...your house looks just like the Welcome to My House blog logo! LOL!!

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    1. It sure does! I think Carol might have been peeking when it was created. JK. I am quite blessed having wonderful women to work alongside in our charity groups. They are so talented and encouraging!

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  21. Dresden is one of my favourite patterns and I'm sure your 'found' quilt was a blessing to the lady that received it. Enjoyed my visit - thank you!

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    1. Thank you for visiting! I am looking forward to working on more of those dresdens. I saw one created into a sun flower and absolutely gorgeous!

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  22. Great dresdan story. I enjoy working with others to finish projects.

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    1. Meloney, surrounding myself with those talented women provide so much encouragement!

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  23. Nice to meet you Anita, and to learn a bit about you. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  24. Beautiful quilt! LOVE Dresden's!!(Tho haven't tried one on my own ...) Thank you for sharing, and Blessing a special lady at the nursing home..know she treasures it. :)

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  25. Oh, how beautiful that you donated the Dresden quilt. I am sure someone desperately needed this kindness.

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