Where do I begin? Just make a mark, they say. Just cut the fabric, they say. But sometimes it seems so much harder than that. It’s that whole blank page thing – wanting to get that first page just right. It does make it hard for me but be warned ….. once I have started you’ll find I really am quite talkative! I am so excited to be part of this wonderful group of bloggers on UKQU. So an introduction ….
My name is Abigail and I’m not new to blogging. In fact I have my own blog cut&alter, click here to see, but I have rather lost my voice recently. The ease and speed of instagram has somewhat lured me in and the wonderful groups you can find on Facebook – well I think we all know which one I am talking about! If you want to read more about my journey into P&Q then you may want to read here, here and here. If not, then just read on here ….
In a nutshell I am a daughter, wife, mother, maker, sewer, patchworker, quilter, longarm quilter, baker, aromatherapist, reader and walker to name but a few!
One of the things I love most about patchwork and quilting is the sense of community that I have experienced since starting on this journey. This has been achieved from so many places:
- local clubs
- national groups
- international groups
- quilting bees
- mini quilt swaps
- quilt-alongs (QAL)
and from each source I learn something different and meet new friends.
I would like to talk more about each of these in further detail in future posts, so if you sometimes feel like it’s just you, your machine and the *cat/dog/radio/TV (* delete as applicable) then please do pop back here over the coming months to see how you could grow your own P&Q community and find your tribe!
If you are looking for a new project and a way of meeting some new people then I am currently co-hosting a QAL on instagram for The Fancy Forest quilt, #fancyforestqal18.
We officially started in December 2017 but you can join in anytime. All the details can be found here and it would be lovely if you joined us. Did I say that there was a prize giveaway each month? No, well there is and there are some wonderful prizes up for grabs plus you’ll have a finished project at the end aswell!