My quilting hero

February 24, 2010 at 6:50 am 5 comments

… is my Aunt Carol, or technically, my husband’s Aunt Carol. She is an incredible quilter, and can whip out even complicated patterns in an afternoon. She works for a fabric store, and has previously been a professional sewer.

She’s also insanely generous, and has provided me with quilting books, quilting magazines, and the beautiful Bernina I have. She also made us this beautiful quilt for our wedding gift.

I would guess that a lot of quilters have someone who turned them on to the hobby. Who was your inspiration?


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  • 1. Nancy  |  February 24, 2010 at 3:53 pm


    I wanted to pop over and say hi and thank you for reading and commenting on my blog. I always love hearing from new people.

    I’m not sure who exactly turned me onto sewing. I’d have to say it was just an interest of mine since I was a teenager. I took it up in my 20’s but didn’t nearly spend as much time sewing as I do now. I love it and there is always something new to learn from it

  • 2. merrilymarylee  |  February 24, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    This is gorgeous! Wonderful colors!

    When we moved to Wisconsin and the land of long winters, I signed up for a quilting class because it sounded like the perfect thing to do by the fire. I made one full-sized quilt and have done several crib quilts. I’d love to make a queen-sized applique quilt, but. . . Well, never say never!

  • 3. Gayle  |  February 24, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Oh, so lovely. Kind of the colors of the sea. How blessed you are to have her. I have been into quilts since I was a little girl and saw all the old ones. My aunt made a quilt for her granddaughter that was pink and had a girl with a parasol. I wanted her to make me one so bad, and of course she never did. I sometimes think I need to make a quilt like that for myself even though I am now old. It takes so much patience to quilt that I just haven’t done one in ages.

  • 4. Roslyn  |  February 25, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    No one in my memory in my family ever quilted though they were talented seamstresses & needle workers.
    A friend in TX in 1984 inspired me, thanks Audrey!

  • 5. Carol Adams  |  November 4, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Hi Mallory! I didn’t even know about this blog until Chris told me about it. I’m not very computer savvy and spend very little time on line. You know, I’m usually sewing. 🙂 I just recently started looking at quilters blogs and I’m kinda hooked! If I knew a little more about computers, I would do one myself. So many talented quilters and sewers out there and so generous with their tips and ideas!
    More than happy to share with you!


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My name is Mallory Murray and I have a love of all things oldfashioned. I'm a modern day feminist who also adores Martha Stewart. Read on for my sewing, crochet, cooking, gardening, quilting and crafting projects. I am the chief officer of marketing and design at Northwest Missouri State University, so expect the occasional random post about marketing/universities/design. I dream of a hobby farm with baby doll sheep, a sheep dog, a small flock of chickens, and other animals to be announced. I'm also a Pitt State grad, football lover, HGTV addict and obsessed with the color aqua.

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