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I am so excited to get to participate in this years New Blogger Blog Hop, hosted by Plum and June. By hopping along through the selected blogs during June and July, we get to introduce ourselves to the blogging community and all of our shared followers. So…after today’s post I hope you feel like you know me a little better and come back often!

One might ask…What or Who is a Sassy Quilter?

It all begins with my grandma “Sassy”, that was her nickname.  She was my mentor, teacher and the first and bestest quilty friend a girl could have! For the whole story about how and why I began quilting and a pic of my first quilt, check out My Quilt Story(I promise it’s not that long). After my grandmother passed, me and my cousin wanted to start a quilting group to share Sassy’s and our love for quilting.  And…because we shoot for the stars…we started our own guild called The Sassy Quilter’s Guild, Wedding Ring Chapter. Yes, we do see this going worldwide and have made room for additional chapters:) This is us at our first meeting…welcome packet and all!

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Starting this guild has been one of the most amazing things I have ever been a part of. Most of our members began never having sewn a day in their life.  Teaching others to sew and quilt and then watching them grow into their own quilting artists just blows my mind. Our motto is “Piece or Die”… yeah, we are hard core:) Here is some of their work:

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The Sassy Quilter’s Guild is where my love of sharing my quilting journey began. I really love teaching newbies/beginners the basics and seeing them grow. We are about 2 1/2 years in and on April 2, 2013, I began this blog! I wanted to cater my blog to the beginner; sharing any quilty skills I had to offer and keeping things simple and full of all the info a beginner might need to find. It’s a work in progress, but I am loving every minute of it!

Here are some things you might not know about me:

  • I love teeth almost as much as quilting:) I am a dental hygienist by day and Quiltologist by night/weekend. (self proclaimed Quiltologist that is, I put it on a business card so that makes it true:) )

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  • This past Christmas I finally got my dream sewing machine, a BabyLock Crescendo! (11.25″ throat space…oh yeah!)

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  •  I had no idea blogging was so time consuming! Don’t get me wrong, I love it, but I hope I don’t get fired for working on my laptop whenever I get the chance. I told my boss I was sorry for being a bad employee, but he said it was okay because I was saving the world:) Sassy Quilter…saving the world one quilt at a time! I think someone like that deserves a quilt, don’t you?
  • While at AQS Quilt Week in Lancaster, PA, my sister was almost assaulted by a fellow quilter! For real! It was a crazy sale and she said she really needed the fabric my sister had in her hand or she was going to go back to the hotel and kill herself and then proceeded to curse up a storm right there…needless to say my sister gave it to her because she obviously needed it. Fabric addiction to the MAX! (p.s. we got to meet Alex Anderson and Eleanor Burns!) IMG_0695
  • My three favorite sewing notions: Seam-fix seam ripper, Fiskars Snips, and sewing machine mat(gift made by my sister, in pic of my machine).

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Oh yeah, would you like to see some things I have made?

Sunbonnet Sue

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Block 6

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Fabrics-Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille

Cardinal Stars, my design

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What’s on my cutting table right now?

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Some hexie pillows in progress and a Dresden top that needs to be sandwiched and quilted:)

 

Whew! That was a lot of info. Some others things you might like here at The Sassy Quilter are Helpful Charts, Free Patterns, Quilty Games and Puzzles, Sassy Guide to Lancaster,PA, Sassy Dictionary, and How to Bind a Quilt.

A BIG thanks to Beth at Plum and June for letting me be a part of the New Blogger Blog Hop! Be sure and visit her by clicking the link below for a complete list of all the great new blogs out there. Here is the ones for this week:

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Green @ So Sew Green

Gwendellyn @ The Rainbow Revolts

Jessica @ Stitched In Thyme

Amira @ Little Mushroom Cap

Kathy @ Kayak Quilting

Michelle @ Factotum Of Arts

Paula @ The Sassy Quilter- don’t panic -you are already here!!!

Kris @ Sew Sunshine

Camilla @ Faffling

See ya next week!

Keep it Sassy

Links:

Stitch by Stitch  plum and june  Better Off Thread  Fresh Poppy DesignIMG_6373

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced     My Quilt Infatuation    Happy Go Lucky

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67 thoughts on “New Blogger Blog Hop

  1. I thought you had a beautiful smile, now I know why! Really lovely story too. And I might just have a bit of sewing machine envy. Just a tad. Of course. :D

    And you’re right, this blogging thing can soooo eat up the time! Hope you have a great w/e and get plenty of quilting time in, see you next week. x

  2. It has been such a pleasure to get to know you and your mission to save the world. Sew glad to have made friends with you through the blog hop! You are an inspiration to quilters of all stripes – beginners and novices! Great post, Paula!

  3. I knew you were an awesome chick, now you proved it! Nice hardware you have there! I’m shopping for a machine now, but find all the crazy features to be more than I want. I’ll figure it out eventually. :)

    There’s no way I would have let go of that fabric. I dont get irritated much, but that kind of undue rage? Nope. No mas! Now, if said person would have used a friendly tone of voice and said something like , OH NO – I *really* need that fabric – I’d give it up in a heart beat. :)

    Thanks for look in!

  4. Fab.u.lous! Loved the post, the fact that you started your own guild and that you have cards made up declaring you a quiltologist! Glad to meet you through the hop!

  5. Love this blog. I want to learn how to quilt. And yes, I agree with the others you have the most glowing smile and a beautiful spirit. I am blessed to know you!

  6. I can’t believe people would get that psycho about some fabric!! That is NUTS! VERY sad:(

    Anyway what a fabulous story about how you started your guild! That is a very touching and enlightening story. Thanks for sharing! love the drum set quilt!

    I am really crushing on the pink and grey diamond quilt of yours too!

  7. So proud of you Paula and proud to be a Sassy Quilter :) Your hexies look great. I made some but they are GIANT so I’m not sure what to do with them now. Love your machine!

  8. Hi Paula. Thanks for stopping by QuilterinMotion today. I was curious to see your blog so here I am. It was so fun to learn about you starting your own quilt guild. That’s so interesting and it sounds like it’s been a success.
    I love the throat on that new sewing machine…..wish I could borrow to quilt these three quilts I have to do this month! Enjoy it.
    I love your double wedding ring. Did you do it on the machine? I have one I’m slowly piecing by hand and hope to have it done by my 50th wedding anniversary (which is 5 years away).
    Keep up the good work saving the world; it’s working!!!
    Marsha
    http://quilterinmotion.net

  9. You are sassy. I was wondering if that was just your moniker or if you were truly sassy…. now I know. Your blog is wonderful. I love your photos and your sweet smile and that you got to meet Eleanor Burns (color me jealous!). I’m a new follower. Thanks for sharing your beauty with the world.

    xoxo Green

  10. Saving the world is a very good cause :)

    What was that fabric? I don’t think I have ever been in a fight for fabric. I did almost get mowed over by 2 ladies at Quilton when they were given out free charm packs of Lizzy House Bracelets.

  11. What a fun post! I love your pictures…beautiful smile (you are in the right profession!). And love that the Sassy story…so sweet! Saving the world is awesome…you must have a super hero cape or something??? And thanks for helping out all of us quilters…including us newbies!

  12. Such a neat story and a great tribute to your grandma! I loved the part about the suicidal quilter. Who knew quilting could be so dangerous!!

  13. Oh my gosh, love your style! “Saving the world one quilt at a time”….”self-proclaimed quiltologist” – soooo awesome! Loved meeting you via the hop :)

  14. I love your energy and the name of your guild! So great to create something new from the past. Your quilts are gorgeous! It is lovely to meet you!

  15. Hi Paula – wow, don’t you just burst out of the screen with your energy and enthusiasm. Fantastic – I love that you are bringing that to beginning quilters! So nice to meet you and learn about your story through the blog hop.

  16. What a great tribute to your Grandma to found and name a guild after her! Those hexies catch my eye. I’ll look forward to seeing their progress!

  17. Love your post! It was sooo cute! My grandma taught me how to sew as well! She passed away too and I miss “showing” her my quilts now, but I know she is still seeing them! You have made some very beautiful quilts. I just love your blog name. How fitting. It was very nice to meet you!

  18. Ha – those business cards are to die for!! Very pretty projects – it’s so nice to meet and get to know you through the Hop! How is it that I’ve never seen those Fiskar snips before? I’m adding it to my Joann’s list :) Love the sass and the blog!

  19. So fun to read about you! I love your Quiltologist title, that is great. You make beautiful things and that is so wonderful that you sharing it with others through your guild!

  20. Such a variety of projects. I love your section of things you learned you hard way, I just learned a few new things so great tips:)

  21. Sending you some LGA love from another hopper! Have you found your Fiskars snips have gotten dull? I have them too, and I’m not sure if better to get sharpened or just a new pair. And what’s a Seam-fix thingymabob?! You’re about to sassify my world!

    • Seam-fix seam ripper has a rubber tip on both ends. After you cut a few stitches you rub the tip over the thread and it jus pulls out all those little pieces of thread. Only costs about $6.00…love it!

  22. You have scuh beautiful smile! and gorgeous quilts you made there! i love the double wedding ring quilt. wishing to get stitching on those someday! Nice to meet you around the blogland and thanks for sharing! Will be here again soon!

  23. You’re already one of my favorite bloggers :) I follow you via theoldreader but just added you to BlogLovin in case I use it in the future! Always love your work and can’t wait to see what else you come up with! Maybe one of these years we’ll meet up at some quilty show!

  24. OMG! Sassy to the max! This post was awesome. I love all your projects. I can’t believe the crazy town lady – seriously? Has she never heard of online shopping? WoW! Nice to meet you! I am envious of your Babylock! I’ve got my eye on it and hopefully one day she’ll be mine! :)

  25. OMG! Your guild sounds like a blast – I totally want to come and join!!!! Good for you to start your own and share with people who want to learn-I just absolutely love that you did and continue to do this! Amazing!!!

  26. Adorable quilts! I am also a Baby Lock girl….and I just love yours. I have seen it; but I already had the Tempo, Melody and Tiara. So; I have to stop looking at it….lol………great work girl!!

  27. Hi Paula! It’s been great to discover your blog via this hop. I didn’t realize you were from Lancaster (or nearby?). I grew up in Indiana, PA and love to visit Lancaster when I go back to see my mom. Such a cool little town. Anyway, loved hearing about how you started your guild and more about your life. (Sounds like you have a really nice boss, by the way.) I will be back!

  28. that machine of yours is big and sassy looking, paula! what fun it must be to spread the quilting love as you do. and those wedding rings! i’m a sucker for wedding rings. i was wondering what scrappy one would look like – now i know. =) beautiful. i want to make one for each of my kids when they get married. with 7 kiddos, i better get started! i ordered the paper pieces this month.

  29. Great blog hop post Paula! The Sassy quilt movement sounds awesome. I have already been following, but it was great to hear more about you in the hop. I can’t believe that girl took the fabric out your sister’s hand!

  30. Just found your blog through TGIFF… What a fun read! Love that machine and I am more than a little jealous of all that throat space. :-)

  31. I particularly like your “modern” Sunbonnet Sue! I inherited a pile of applique WIPS from my great-grandmothers–think Sunbonnet Sue, umbrella lady, butterfly–and I’m paralyzed by them. Not sure how to make them modern. You’ve got my wheels turning again. :)

  32. It’s so nice to meet you through the blog hop! Your photographs are beautiful, as are your quilts! Good for you starting your own guild–how is it going?

  33. Nice to meet you Paula! Your stuff is super cute, and I love it that you and your cousin started a quilt guild. Are you from Lancaster? I grew up near Allentown, Yay Eastern PA!

  34. I’m totally in love with all of your finished quilts!! The pink and orange circles are so striking and interesting; very unexpected! Your hexagon pillow turned out lovely, by the way ♥ I’ve loved following you, thanks for joining the hop!

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