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Welcome to Quiltcentric

Welcome to Quiltcentric

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

I guess I’d better launch this website by telling you a bit about the website and about myself so we can get to know one another.

First off – what’s Quiltcentric?

As you can see if you look around a bit, Quiltcentric is starting off with magazine-type articles that will include patterns, interviews, humor, links to useful websites and thoughtful commentary on quilt-related topics.  It also has tons of information on quilt guilds and upcoming shows around the world, with more to be added as I find out about them.

My goal is for Quiltcentric to become the go-to resource for quilters everywhere, ultimately including product reviews, a quilting wiki and a vibrant community with forums, blogs and discussion groups.

Some of that’s a ways off, but I’d love to hear from you now if you’ve written an article you’d like to share on the site, or if you know of a guild or a show I don’t have listed.  Just click on the “Contact” link from any page and drop me a note.  I want Quiltcentric to have your thoughts and expertise as well as mine!

So who am I?

I’m Janelle.  I’ve been quilting since I was in high school; I made my first quilt from my mother’s sewing scraps in 1975.  Of course I had no idea when I was doing and the finished quilt was a lumpy ugly thing but I was proud of it and used it on my bed for years.

I even made a few quilts and tied comforters in college and got one of my roommates started quilting too.  One of the quilts I made in college was a gift for my then-boyfriend, who has now been my husband for 32 years.

My quilt-making really took off when our children arrived.

I do mostly hand-pieced quilts, just because I enjoy the peacefulness and portability of hand-piecing, but since arthritis in my hands is starting to become a problem I hope to make better friends with my sewing machine and learn to machine-quilt this year.  Or next.

I’ve used a variety of traditional patterns but also enjoy designing my own – particularly for appliqué.  I’m looking forward to sharing some of my patterns and thoughts about quilt-making with you over the upcoming months.

I hope you’ll check out the rest of the site while you’re here and if you love it – bookmark it, tell your friends and come back soon.  I promise lots more articles and new show listings, probably even some near you.

Happy quilting!


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