Several months ago, we announced on Facebook that we were looking for QM readers to work on a one-time project for us. We got a great response, and it’s been my pleasure to work with the six women we selected as the Back to School Sewing Team. I’m happy to introduce them to you, one each day, as part of the QM Back to School Party.
Today I’m pleased to introduce to you Terri Costa from Los Gatos, California.
You can see many of Terri’s quilts on flickr. When Terri sent me a photo of the quilt below and an application full of enthusiasm, I knew she was meant to be a part of the Back to School Sewing Team.
Here is Terri’s finished quilt. The fabrics were sent randomly to the sewers, but look how it complements her Anna’s Hands quilt above.
Terri shared a few quilty thoughts with me.
I’ve been quilting for just over 10 years. I love visiting quilt shops whenever my husband and I travel. He goes in with me and always finds interesting information about the area we are visiting. Quilt shop people are the best!
I make quilts for friends, relatives and everyone that I work with who has a baby or grandbaby. I have donated my quilts to Katrina victims, homeless shelter kids in San Jose and infants in intensive care at Lucile Salter Packard Hospital. Making quilts and giving them to people just warms my heart. Quilting has opened up a whole new world for me and I love it. It is my hobby, my therapy, my obsession!
Quiltmaker is one of my favorites. The pictures I submitted when applying for the Back to School project were from a Quiltmaker pattern. Being picked for the Back to School event has been like a dream come true. I’m excited to continue the relationship with the other team members and do some more projects together.
Terri is grandma to a 3-year-old boy and 2-month-old identical twin girls. I’m betting they have or will have quilts to love courtesy of Terri, who has been a pleasure to work with.
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Make your own Dozens of Daisies quilt. The pattern parts are found at these links.