18 Years Old and My First Quilt
Back to the story. Slowly the addiction began. For the next few years I helped my mom with projects here and there as I always had, but come on, teenage girls don't quilt. I also continued to help her shop for fabric and piece together the log-cabin quilt.
That was until one of my good friends was having a baby which just happened to be around the time my brother wife got pregnant too. That and the fact that a really close family friend was quilting too, and that a quilt shop opened up in our town. Basically, I was 18 and the quilting stars had all come into alignment for me.
I saved up what little money/tips I was making at a local restaurant and bought my first sewing machine.
Then my mom, our family friend, and I decided to take a quilting class at that LQS. My mom was making a quilt for my soon to be niece and I made a baby quilt for my friend. After the 3 classes, with my moms help to actually quilt and bind it, I had made my first quilt.
I don't remember all the details. I should have written it down.I actually didn't take the picture until years after I gave it to my friend and her baby.
There you go. That is how it all began. However, if your wonder what happened over the next 12 years, I guess you just wait to find out :)