1. I have been quilting since 1955.
2. I have made approximately __ quilts. I have kept track of the quilts I have made as well as I have kept track of diapers I have changed, meals I have cooked, and loads of laundry I have done.
3. What pattern or type of quilt do you enjoy making? I really enjoyed making the drunkards path, and the cathedral window; these were different techniques and curves.
4. Is there something distinctive about your quilting style? I am definitely not a perfectionist! I don't want my quilts to look like they came from a factory. I like to add a sizzle, like a little yellow or a surprise border or binding.
5. What is your earliest quilting memory? My grandmother, Lelia Palmer gave me her fabric scraps and showed me how to piece them onto a diamond pattern made from newspaper. It took 6 diamonds to make a star block. I spent one summer happily sewing away at her old singer sewing machine and made enough blocks to make a quilt. I was so proud of that quilt.
6. I have been a member of the Grayson Country Quilt Guild since ____. I really don't know.
7. I was taught to quilt by my grandma, mom, aunts, and guild members.
8. Who do you usually make quilts for? I admit, Usually I make quilts for me, for therapy; then I give them away to family, friends.
9. My favorite quilt I ever made was _____. I have several that are precious to me. Probably because of the difficulty or time involved and others because they were made in a class (guild challenges) or together with friends and the memories are cherished. One that I would grab and take if there was a fire is my cathedral window quilt. Fern Palmer taught me how to make it. She and I loved each other since we had a mini car crash when I was sixteen and ran into each other. I loved making the sunbonnet sue quilts we made in guild, with all the lace and embellishments. It was like playing paper dolls; they turned out so cute.