Deb B. has been sewing since she was 10, with her mom as her teacher. She made her first quilt at age 24, but didn’t really get into quilting until her kids were into their teens. She says it was a welcome relief from all that angst! We’re glad to have Deb as a member of our guild and are excited to get to know her better.
How long have you been a member of MPS? Almost two years.
What is your favorite part of belonging to the guild? All the inspiration from fellow quilters and guest speakers.
When you’re not quilting, how do you spend your time? Landscaping, wool embroidery, grandchildren, reading, cooking–not necessarily in that order.
What are your favorite and least favorite parts of the quilting process? My favorite parts are the fabric, cutting, and sewing. My least favorite parts are the backing and hand quilting, although I find the binding relaxing.
What type of quilts do you prefer? Traditional
Which quilt that you’ve made are you most proud of? A wool art flower of the month quilt. I had to get creative about how to put it together.
What color do you have the most of in your fabric stash? Green but blue is not far behind.
Where do you quilt? I have a room just for me with a Baby Lock Jazz sewing machine, cutting table, ironing board, and design wall ready to go every day.
While you quilt do you watch TV or listen to music, podcasts, or audio books? I like TV or music, but want to look into audio books. I do not like silence.
What is your favorite snack while quilting? I don’t really snack but I always have a juice, ice tea, or coffee close by depending on weather.
What are you working on right now? Three projects: A modern quilt for my small group project, an appliqué snowman quilt, and a fall lap quilt.
Submitted by Barbara S.