Friday, March 28, 2014

Meeting a new Quilt Friend

This past month I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Nettie of
I was putting together a little party to try to convert a few friends to the ways of quilting, and on a whim thought I might send an email to Nettie, introduce myself and ask her to come do a trunk show for us.  When she responded positively, I was absolutely giddy with excitement.  
Nettie has been a huge quilting inspiration to me over the past few years.  I love her colorful, modern, scrappy style.  Seeing her quilts in person was so much fun.  Nettie did a wonderful job of presenting her quilts in a way that got us all, new quilters and old, excited to get sewing!  One of the things I love about her, is that she is a stay at home mom (of 4) just like me, and she quilts as an outlet for her creativity and her sanity.  I'm not sure she used those exact words, but I felt like I found someone in her that understood my passion for quilting.   
What was equally as exciting as seeing her impressive collection of quilt masterpieces was finding out that Nettie is as cute and sweet as can be.  It is a little bit of a drive from my side of Houston to hers, but it makes me very happy to know that I have a new local, experienced quilting buddy.   I hope to be able to meet up with her again soon!
These pictures do not do her or her quilts justice.  My silly camera battery died before the very end, and I didn't get a good picture of her standing next to her enormous piles of quilts.  For more Nettie goodness head over to her blog


Tara said...

She is such an inspiration! I loved all of her colors. Thanks for putting the party together!

Kate Marshall said...

I love Nettie's quilts too! It was wonderful to see your photos as I'm sure you've shown some I've not seen on her blog. Even those I had seen looked different in your photos so I'm grateful to you for sharing.

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