Sunday, 23 August 2015

Robin's biography


Hello there! I’m one of the newest members of the Edinburgh Modern Quilt Guild group, and I’m so excited to join. Anyway, I’m here to tell you a bit about myself. I live in Edinburgh with my husband, we’ve been up here for about 5 years. I’ve always been a bit crafty (my other major “hobby” is jewelry making), my mom and grandmother taught me to sew, from about the age of 6. I started out with a little hand crank Singer machine and mostly made clothes for my Barbie dolls (really, that was all they were good for!). From there I moved on to making actual clothes, and I’ve gone through whole decades of life where my machine has seen more and less use (often when I get frustrated with finding clothes!). Although I can crochet and knit, I can’t be bothered with them, really! But sewing I always loved. One day, a couple of years ago, I stumbled into Jo’s Avery Homestore and noticed that she gave classes. I signed up for a one-day beginners’ patchwork, where I made a mat for our coffee table, and I have to say, from that point on, I was hooked! I love modern fabric and designs, particularly abstract designs and things like bright colours and textures. As part of that, I tend to like to mix hand quilting and machine quilting, both FMQ and more straight line stitching. I’m also totally hooked on Instagram (where you can find me lurking as @gingerscribble), and have been enjoying the lively quilting community there, participating in about 5 or 6 swaps over the past year.




1 comment:

  1. Lovely photos of you and your work Robin! I feel very honoured to have been a part of your quilting story :)