Monday, July 26, 2010

I am a Dork

The fact is that I am a dork.. I like things that a great deal of the world thinks are stupid. I like to take perfectly nice pieces of fabric, cut them up and put them back together again.  I like to sit on the sofa and sew miles of little strips onto the back of quilts with itty bitty stitches and going into a good fabric store makes me more than a wee bit excited.  I have been known to plan divert vacations in the direction of well known fabric meccas. 

I am a dork, but I like to think i'm a dork of the best kind, I am a fiber dork, a friendly fiber dork. I don't sneer at other people's attempts at quilting and I don't get out a protractor to check that their angles are perfect. I will never be a quilting judge since it's the feeling that the quilt gives me not it's perfect stitches that make it art in my heart.

For that and many reasons the book  That Dorky Homemade Look by  Lisa Boyer really resonated with me and if you are like me I think you would enjoy her book too!  I happen to now have two copies, one I bought myself and one a gift from a friend who knows what I dork I am and loves me anyway.

So this means I have a copy that I would like to giveaway!
It's going to be simple, leave me a comment on what makes you a fabric/quilting dork and from those comments I will draw a winner on Saturday! 
Please make sure that you log in or leave an email address so I can contact you if you win!


  1. Hey, sounds like a neat book. Please enter me in your giveaway!

  2. What makes me fabric/quilting dork? Wow.. that's a loaded question, lol. But, off the top of my head...

    I am made a quilting dork...

    ...because I hand-pieced and hand-quilted a double wedding ring quilt.
    ...because I have quilted in my sleep.
    ...because I have an unhealthy obsession with rulers.
    ...because some fabrics just call my name and beckon me.
    ...because, in 14 years, I'm still addicted to a 'hobby' that involves taking perfectly good fabric, cutting it into small pieces, and then sewing it together.

  3. I never thought as myself as a fabric/quilting dork but after reading your blog I can now add that title to my list!! I like trying something new or different than what a pattern calls for. I can't quit buying fabric. I have to have the latest gadgets and like you my Avante18 named ToTo wants all the new HQ stuff, too. My Bernina 830 is Dorothy so while in my sewing room I am in the Land of Oz!! How much dorkerer can a quilter get?

  4. I am a dork...i bought my avante18 4 months ago and have only use it for about 5 mins five days just happens and priorities change (kids, hubbys, work and health). I am hoping to log in some driving time this weekend.

  5. I am a quilting dork. I bought my HQ Avante in April and have been enjoying my time quilting. I put on my iPod and away I go...almost like dancing! On a recent vacation to Paris I spent an entire day in the fabric district and came home with some beautiul fabrics....I keep looking at them as I am afraid to cut them.

    I can't wait to read this book!

  6. don't know if I'm a dork or not, may have to read the book to find out. I bought my HQ Avante in March, but haven't touched it since mid-May. Loading a new quilt now though.

  7. Oh if you could see me when I'm longarming, you'd know without a shadow of a doubt that I'm a quilt dork... LOL. I crank up the tunes, and eveytime I need to stretch, I start bebopping around the room to whatever catchy tune is blaring! And since the point is to limber up... well you can only imagine some of those moves. Haha


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