Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Quilters Meet and Greet Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Quilters Meet and Greet, hosted by Benita of Benita Skinner's Creative Space and Victoriana Quilt Designs.



For those of you new to my little corner of the quilt world, pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee, and prepare to spend some time. There's lots to see - quilts (of course!), tutorials 


tutorials page at QuiltFabrication

including quilting videos


quilting tutorial page at QuiltFabrication


and patterns. So glad you're here!


pattern page at QuiltFabrication


First, a little about me. I've been quilting for over 15 years, acquiring an extensive stash, numerous tools, and an Innova longarm that helps to beautifully finish my quilts!

When I'm not quilting, I'm off swimming or jogging, plus taking care of a husband, three kitties, and thirty orchids. There's also two sons, but they're out of the house now.

So what inspired me to start quilting? Let's go back 20 years - The Quilt Show was on PBS, and Ruth B. McDowell was creating incredible quilts. The whole quilting world had exploded, with lots of new fabrics, books, and tools. Certainly time to jump in!

And jump in I did! As a mostly self-taught quilter, I was encouraged to start blogging to share what I had learned and show what I made - QuiltFabrication was born.


I've been asked to share my favorite quilt, which is super tough, cause I have many. So, I'm giving you my current top three:

1. Patriotic Wave


Patriotic Wave by QuiltFabrication

I'm a big fan of red/white/blue quilts, and the stripes, curve, and stars of this runner make it one of my favorites! It's also a favorite of lots of quilters, as the pattern is my #1 seller.

2. Seed Mix


Seed Mix by QuiltFabrication

This one is my favorite fall quilt, and I just hung it up in the house this week. I never tire of looking at the design of the modern appliqued seeds, and the straight line and ghost seed quilting. I have yet to write a pattern for this one.

3. Strawberry Splendor


Strawberry Splendor by QuiltFabrication

I just love the elegance of the strawberries and blossoms - it's hard to resist my favorite spring wall hanging! 

So there you have it, a brief intro to me, Susan, the quilter behind QuiltFabrication. Don't forget to stop by Benita's page for all of the participants, and to enter the giveaway.



The Quilters Meet and Greet starts today and runs through the whole month of September. Benita will announce the winner of the giveaway October 1, 2018.

Have a great time meeting and greeting new bloggers!



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33 comments:

  1. I didn't know about the 30 orchids-you obviously have a green thumb.

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  2. I know you Susan. Thanks for being part of this get to know you hop.
    xx, Carol

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  3. Vicki and I are thinking alike -- my first thought was 30 orchids?! Do you have a greenhouse for them? I have one little mini orchid my kids gave me. It has blossomed once. I'm patiently waiting for it to do so again!

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    1. They've kind of taken over any available bright window spot. Eight in the kitchen, 4 in the dining room, 4 in the studio, 3 in a bathroom, 4 in a bedroom, 7 in another bathroom. I water them once a week with a weak concoction of Hormex, and orchid fertilizer. And the majority live in bark, not moss. I'm waiting for the blooms to die off on those in moss before I transplant them to bark. Otherwise, I water them, and leave them alone. It's really my sister that inherited the green thumb.
      As for yours, give it some fertilizer and when there's a 10-15 degree temp change between day and night, it should bloom again.

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  4. I so enjoy following your creativity, Susan.

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  5. Picking a favorite is so tough, isn't it? When I first was reading through your list of other 'doings', I read orchards instead of orchids. Ummm, makes a difference! I'm going to have to browse back through your blog to find pics of those! I really like the clean look of your quilts -- the Strawberry Splendor is really eye-catching! :)

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  6. Those are all three great choices, Susan! I really love the strawberry splendor!! I tried to keep an orchid once or twice - never could get them to bloom again! My mom and grandmother could put a stick in the ground and make it bloom. For me, not so much...a year later it's STILL a stick! LOL

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  7. I love the Red White and Blue quilts too. thanks for sharing.

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  8. Hi again! Of course I just clicked on Home to see if there was a more recent post and here it is! I just love these introductions. I have benefitted from your quilting tutorials, videos and tips, and I thank you for that! I don't remember The Quilt Show (darn it) - I got hooked with Eleanor Burns. PBS really offered some great shows! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  9. Having you pop into my quilting life has been such a sweet pleasure, Susan. You are so gifted and never cease to amaze me with how creative you are and how beautiful you quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I love the Meet and Greet. Such a great way to meet new bloggers and see such amazing inspirational work! Add I got you to my following list! :)

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  11. I love your blog! So fun to see a compilation of your great work.

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  12. You do beautiful work, Susan. The quilting on Strawberry Splendor is just perfect - a level of neatness that is awesome and something I aspire to.

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  13. Delightful post, Susan! Your creativity is amazing!

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  14. I enjoy your work and your link-up!

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  15. Seed Mix is my favorite! It is simply stunning!!

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  16. Lovely to meet you and your blog. Love your projects. Love the patriotic table runner.

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  17. You have such a lovely blog, Susan. Thanks for all you share!!

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  18. I fell behind this week,so I'm just getting to your post. I always enjoy your tutorials and think your quilting is inspired. And I learned something new about you -the orchids. I have 8 of them and only one has not rebloomed (yet). I have one that has hardly ever not been blooming. It should really be repotted, but I'm afraid I'll jinx it! Thanks for the weekly linky, too. It's fun to see what other's are creating.
    Pat

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  19. Always nice to see what you are working on Susan! I love your quilts, and i'm a long time follower ;)

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  20. Beautiful quilts! Its been fun to follow your blog - but I enjoyed getting to know you a little better!

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  21. Susan, it's nice to see you among the Meet and Greet participants. I've tuned into your blog for a while (and participated in your link up). I enjoyed getting to know you.

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  22. Great to see you on the Meet and Greet! Your quilting is superb. I am in awe that you can grow orchids!!

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  23. I enjoyed visiting your blog. You have some lovely quilt designs. Thanks!

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  24. Thanks for sharing some of your creations that I had not seen. They are stunning. Thanks for participating in the Meet and Greet.

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  25. Your quilts are so pretty! I really love the strawberry one. I also have 3 cats. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. You have some really cute designs! Thank you for inviting us to come over for a visit.

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  27. Hi, Susan. I've been following for quite some time; I hope others will decide to do the same. Those 3 favorites are wonderful. I love your bright quilts but also their simple complexity - they never look 'muddy'. Thanks for a great blog.

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  28. I have a friend who would love that strawberry quilt. So nice to meet you.

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  29. Your quilts are so lovely, Susan.
    I especially love your Strawberry Splendor - that quilting adds so much to that design!
    Thanks for being part of the Quilters Meet & Greet! <3

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