Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

One Lovely Blog Award

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I won an award!  Thank you to Melanie at Thousand Needles blog for nominating me!  If you don’t follow Melanie, you should.  She has a life-simplifying and a gratitude thread going on, along with progress on her beautiful quilting, and her family.

Here are the rules for this award:
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Display the banner/sticker/logo on your blog.
  • Share 7 facts or things about yourself.
  • Nominate 5 bloggers that you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog.
 About Me:
  1. I’m retired after thirty years of teaching Art (k-6) and elementary (4-6).  This is how I have time to make the quilts!
  2. I’m married, for 32 years, and my husband’s retired, too
  3. We have one son, aged 21.  He has Asperger’s Syndrome/high-functioning autism.  He is currently attending college, loving it, and living with friends in an apartment.  He belongs to several organizations and is doing fairly well academically.
  4. I did my first serious machine sewing at age 11, when I made my Easter dress, with my mother’s help, with set in sleeves and a back zipper.  For the fabric, think Peter Max depicts a flower garden.
  5. In spite of being a successful garment sewer for many years, I don’t like to anymore.  I don’t even really like sewing bags.  Give me flat fabric in small patches.
  6. I like to cook, sometimes, usually when I’m inspired by fresh produce from my garden or the farmer’s market.
  7. I’m a Girl Scout.  I went all the way through the program as a girl, then led troops for many years.  I’m still registered.

I nominate:






I know you’ll enjoy all of these!

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

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