Hello new friends! I have totally enjoyed all the introductions so far, so I thought I'd add mine.
I live in American Fork, Utah with my husband, two daughters (11 & 8) and two boys (5 & 3). I started playing with quilting when my mom taught me as a teenager, but was always totally embarrassed if anyone ever found out. It wasn't until after had had my first baby 11 years ago (today!) and became a SAHM that I really started quilting in earnest. And it soon became my sanity saver and creative outlet. As much as I love being a mom and being with my kids (because they are hilarious -most of the time) it's helpful to have one thing that stays done and is totally within my control.
I've always loved old, scrappy, traditional quilts (think pioneer, Civil War and Depression-era) but in the past two years I have become totally enamored with modern quilts as well. I'm itching to make more along those lines.
I have also loved getting into the quilt-blogging world. Even as a 'grown-up' I was always a little sheepish to tell people that I am a quilter because it sounded like such an 'old-lady' thing to do. Finding other young women who understand the creative joy that comes from collecting fabric, cutting it into small pieces, and sewing it back together has been awesome.
Many thanks again to Julie and Audrie for putting this group together!