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Sunday, June 24, 2007

My First Quilt: Jacqui VMS

My daughter, Amanda (or Mandy as she was then called) just sent me pictures of the very first quilt I made. I started getting interested in quilting in 1989 and fell in love with this quilt, so I jumped in with scissors and polyester fabrics and bravely got started! I hadn't even heard of rotary cutters! I used a lot of fabrics in the stars from clothing I had made for Amanda. It took me four years to complete this quilt and I tied it because I didn't dare actually quilt it. Meanwhile I took a class at Quilter's Supply in Hyde Park for a log cabin Quilt in a Day. I took the class just to see how you could put a quilt together in one day! That log cabin quilt was finished before this one, but this is technically my first quilt. What memories :-)

Jacqui VMS

Thanks Jacqui for that great story! You can visit Jacqui's blog here, where she makes all her quilts on antique treadle machines, and you can see her collection of machines here. If you would like to share the story of your first quilt, just email the details and a photo or two if you have them to lfqguild at

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