My name is Joanna and I live in the Columbus, Ohio area with my three dogs. I moved to Columbus 3.5 years ago for work. I used to live in Florida, and I still get asked if I mind the snow (the answer is no, I actually love it).
I have been a baker and a cross stitcher since I was a child. I learned to bake from my grandmother and to cross stitch from my aunt. I dabbled in sewing briefly in middle and high school, but it never really appealed to me back then. Then, in 2012, my sister told me she took a sewing class and loved it, and I thought- why not? So, I bought a sewing machine, took a "learn to sew" class at a local studio, and I was hooked! My third class was a mug rug class taught by Vanessa from Crafty Gemini, and I loved it! I was hooked on quilting and next thing you know, I was singing up for a BOM class on Craftsy. And the rest, as they say, is history.
|My first "quilt", on the right. I've always loved quilting rainbows.|
Of course, one thing I didn't have to learn is how to procrastinate... remember that BOM from Craftsy that I signed up for in 2012? Well, I finally finished it earlier this year! You can see up close photos of all the blocks on my IG account, but here is a photo of the whole finished quilt:
|2012 Craftsy BOM taught by Amy Gibson|
|Mom's birthday present. Made from a Moda Bakeshop pattern, Renaissance Waves|