Adventures of a Novelty Fabric and Selvage Obsessed Quilter

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I am a busy wife and the mom of 19 year old twins, a boy and a girl who are Sophomores at Syracuse University.

I have been quilting since the spring of 2008. I love novelty fabrics, colorful and unique.

Selvage quilting is addictive! Who knew the "junk" we cut off and threw out would be what I now save! I started a new tradition when I travel--visiting quilt stores! I particularly enjoy going to stores that have been named in the Quilt Sampler Featured Shop Lists-

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Featured on the Selvage Blog.....

with the tote bag I whipped up to take to Lancaster!

I have to say it drew alot of great, positive attention at the show.
It was a great size, and held all my purchases perfectly!

The best was when I had an encounter with
Linda Baxter Lasco
who is a senior AQS editor.  
She helped Karen Griska with her AQS book
"Quilts from the Selvage Edge."

As I was leaving one of the exhibit halls, 
a woman calls out “Hey, you in red.”- (I was wearing a red t shirt)
She runs out from the booth and
approaches my friend Rachelle and I
Here is the conversation, best as I can recall it:

She asks have you written to Karen Griska about your bag?
I reply yes, I sent her an email Wednesday night.
Then I asked her if she reads Karen’s blog daily?
She says yes, so I asked if as she saw
 the selvage chair last week?
She says yes. I tell her I made it, and I introduce myself.
 Then she tells me who she is!
Then, she asks if I saw the recent selvage skirt, and I say yes.
She says “I made it”

It was fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If only I had thought fast enough to snap a photo!


  1. That is so cool! Thanks for telling that story. It's a good reminder to me to wear/carry something selvagey whenever I go to a quilt show.

  2. How fun! Thanks for sharing about your encounter in Lancaster :-)

  3. Hi, Jill.

    Thanks for capturing our conversation. I wrote Karen Griska this morning to tell her about our encounter and she told me you'd written about it, too. What a selvage sisterhood she's inspired.

    I'm bookmarking your blog. Keep up the good work.

    Linda @ AQS


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