Monday, February 4, 2013

Putting A Face With A Name

QuiltCon is only a couple of weeks away and when it is here, we will all have an opportunity to see the many faces (instead of pictures) attached to the many blogs, quilts, crafts, tutorials, and email that have been exchanged as a result of our common interest - quilting.

The Modern Quilt Guild has asked attendees to share five things you do not know about us/me.  So in response to that, here are the following things you may not know:

1)  All though I was not born in the U.S., I was raised here since I was 16 months old and grew up in the Midwest - actually Kansas City, Missouri -  and went to parochial schools from 1st grade through high school.

2)  I was a cheerleader for 3 of the 4 years in high school and was into sports but have always had a primary interest in sewing, cooking, and home economics.  A year after graduation I married my high school sweetheart.

3)  My husband and I raised my little sister and two of our own children in a suburb 20 minutes east of Kansas City called Blue Springs.  Now, my son is an artist and lives in Los Angeles and my daughter, formerly a sergeant in the Army, now works for the Social Security Administration in Kansas City and is married and has one son, and two step sons.

4)  While we are technically "Empty Nesters", we are highly involved in the education and development of our grandson, who loves to provide his input on my quilting projects from time to time.

My grandson - Tyler and my husband - Ray

 5)  I have a very supportive husband, who enjoys the things I create, whether it's quilting, cake decorating,  (I've been known to dabble in the craft as well), teaching, gardening, or cooking and entertaining friends and family.

Me working with my sewing student
I can't wait to meet everyone in person - see you soon!


  1. Hey there, Denise! I feel like an "insider" because I knew just about all of that! It's so fun to see pictures of you and Ray because it has been a long, long, long, long time since seeing either or you in person!!! I think I saw Ray about 10 years or so ago in a Home Depot or some store like that, but I haven't seen you since our 20th reunion!!! We are BOTH pitiful for allowing so much time to elapse...especially when we live a stone's throw away from each other! We just get so busy, though, don't we? We will have to remedy that sometime soon. I hope you have a good time at QuiltCon!

    1. Hey Alycia,

      Wow these last few days have been a whirlwind! Love that you stopped by. Yes, it's been forever and a day - let's get together for lunch? Seriously. How about after I get back from QuiltCon? Let's not waste anymore time.

    2. Sounds like a winner! I will have a couple of weeks in there before I have to start buckling down and getting ready for my rotator cuff surgery. I can meet you out that way. I go to the MeraVic wholesale place out there in Grain Valley, so I can do both in one day. I can see from your most recent post that you are SUPER fired up about QuiltCon, and I hope you have a great time!!!!!!!!! Don't do anything I would do...unless you have bail money! :-)

  2. Hi Denise, nice to meet you! I'm looking forward to QuiltCon, hope to see you there!

  3. I'm so excited about going. I'd love to meet you!


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