Quirky question: while you were quilting…

Posted by on March 26, 2014, in quirky question

Martingale's Quirky Question

Thanks for stopping by for the weekly Quirky Question—where questions are just for fun, your answers are always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free!

Windblown Swallows quiltRight: “Windblown Swallows” by Jean Van Bockel, from Meadowbrook Quilts. Get the eBook for $10.17 this week only; see a slideshow of quilts from the book below.

Most of us have rituals and routines when we find the time to quilt. Whether it’s catching up on TV shows while hand sewing, chain piecing to the beat of your favorite music, or pouring a glass of wine to get the quilting party started, sometimes it’s the little things that can make our quilting time even more enjoyable. Tell us about your traditions in this week’s question:

What other activities do you like to do while you’re quilting?

Post your answer in the comments before noon (PST) on Monday, March 31, for your chance to win. The carefully selected winning answer will be posted on Wednesday, April 2, along with the next question.

Last week’s Quirky Question was, “What’s one thing most people don’t know about your life as a quilter?” Here’s the winning comment, from Charlene:

“I purchased a long-arm quilting machine and king-size table before I even started my first quilt top. There are a couple reasons for this…I come from a long line of quilters. I remember sitting with my cousins under the quilt my grandmother, mother, and aunts were working on. It dropped down from the ceiling. I helped my mother hand quilt as I was growing up and knew I didn’t want to hand quilt. My aunt has 530 finished quilt tops in her closet. I figure that I could help her finish some of them. My daughter wanted to learn how to quilt and I wanted to teach my granddaughters. So, since I don’t really want to hand quilt and I didn’t want this heritage to pass by, I bought the equipment. Now everyone knows…”

Congratulations, Charlene—look for an email about your free eBook.

Changing Leaves quilt

Changing Leaves

Spring Wildflowers quilt

Spring Wildflowers

Wild Roses quilt

Wild Roses

Riverbed quilt


Sticks and Stones quilt

Sticks and Stones

Through the Forest quilt

Through the Forest

Autumn Afternoon quilt

Autumn Afternoon

Winter Morning quilt

Winter Morning

Wool Pillow

Wool Pillow

The Seasons quilt

The Seasons

Postcards from Meadowbrook quilts

Postcards from Meadowbrook


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