Hi! I am Marion and I am addicted to quilting!! (Is there a 12 step for quilters?)
I started quilting January 18th, 2012 (read more below). At the end of May 2015, I bought a Gammill Optimum! As of this date (January 2016), I have longarm quilted over 130 quilts! (I am an "all in" kind girl ;))
I would LOVE to quilt for you!
Why I named the blog My Quilt Diet, you ask?
This blog chronicles all of the crazy things I do to keep myself from diving into the pantry and devouring 8,000 calories in under 5 minutes flat! I have found over time, that having a hobby really helps me battle stress (a BIG problem for me) and boredom. Now, before you can ask, "How can a woman with six children be bored?" ...it happens to the best of us. It turns out that housework and laundry just don't lure me away from the cookies like playing with pretty fabric :) So read on to see what in the world I get myself into.
I started quilting in mid January 2012 because my sweet hubby had to have surgery again and we were housebound for a long while. Quilting has be a wonderful thing for me.
You can watch my progress in (nearly) real time on Instagram HERE. I am @MyQuiltDiet.
On a more personal note, I am married to my high school sweetheart. We've been married since 1990. We've got 6 beautiful children, 3 girls, 3 boys and two wonderful grandchildren. My husband and I both grew up in the Bay Area in California. We come from large families and our parents made it look so fun we thought we'd do the same :) Life is always an adventure around here and that is the way we like it! Oh, I am a stay at home mom, a job I'd always wanted, but was SUPER surprised at how challenging it can be ;D
I like quilting better than housework so I have rules about quilting.
#1 I have to do my chores before I can quilt!
#2 I have to shower and be dressed...real clothes, no jammies.
#3 I have to know what I am fixing for dinner.
So far they are working... the laundry still seems to get out of hand no matter what I do... but it's always been that way ;D
(PS- I break these rules a lot!)
Read more about me and my quilting story HERE.
The Grand Babies 2014 (they aren't twins, cousins born 5 days apart)