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ajquilts

ajquilts
Date Joined: July 23, 2009
Last Online: September 28, 2016
Birthday: February 14
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a 40-something marketing professional with a teen-age daughter, 4 dogs, 2 cats and a list of things I'd like to do, see and attempt long enough to last me into my 100s!! I am a temporary (12 years now) Texas resident - have lived in ND, AZ, WA, OR and TX and imagine I'll head back west when I'm able to move just for me, not the job - or back north by family, if global warming removes snow from the landscape. I dream of seeing water from my windows...

Favorite Crafts

QUILTS My primary creative outlet - besides managing ad campaigns at work - is quilting. I learned to sew clothing as a young girl (hate it) but took a quilting class on a whim and found a new passion.

I mix it up between traditional patchwork, applique (needle-turn, mostly) and am venturing into the world of art quilts a little at a time with miniatures and inchies.

Quilting loves: *Saturated colors
*Contemporary fabric designs
*Asian fabrics (but not the anime-like stuff)
*30's fabric in small to medium doses
*Mark Lipinski
*Vintage - think Fig Tree in repro world, 30s - 50s in era

but I really loathe:
*Civil War repros
*Primitive / Country styles

Other Creative Outlets

I enjoy dabbling a lot - woodwork, paints, paper craft. I'm fascinated by art journals and toy with the idea of blogging. For now, I pick up new or different crafts that sound appealing in short bites to try and see if they stick ... one reason why I'm drawn to some swaps!

I reuse packaging.

Why I'm Here

Between work, being a single parent and day to day life, I feel like my circle has shrunk. I like the idea of doing different things that intersect with people all over the world -- I believe that serendipity is a major force for good and think this site channels it like few things I've seen!

Assorted Likes / Dislikes

Lists are only the tip of the iceberg - I am sure there are thousands of things I really really like but just don't know about yet! If you're sending something, it's most important that you think it's a cool thing to send and it's not one of the few dislikes rather than hunting for "what I like" ... intention counts the most!

Likes:
Cats
Dogs
Books - mostly light supernatural, mystery and some chick lit - plus I listen to books during my very long commute each day
Old keys
Unique buttons
Shelf gnomes
Vintage (50s) Christmas ornaments
Unique jewelry
Vintage and hand-crafted
Choco-cat
Lilacs

Dislikes:
Anything 100% pastel
Primitive (as in folk or country) art
Masks - totally creepy
Mardi Gras (and most other crowds)
Smelly stuff (lotion, soap, candles, etc) - other than lilac/vanilla I hate them all

Ratings

ozduchess rated for Journal Quilt Swap on Mar 6, 2010
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Comment: Will be happy to change rating if I receive.
chimerix rated for QBOTM: December on Jan 29, 2010
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Comment: No communication. I will gladly change if I receive.
twobluecrows rated for Crazy Quilt Pillow on Jan 28, 2010
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Comment: There was some communication on Dec 29, but nothing since then--I'll be happy to change this 1 if I get something from this swap.
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Comment: FABULOUS parcel.... i just LOVE LOVE LOVE the christmas fabrics... so many of them too..... THANK YOU THANK YOU....:)
maranda222 rated for QBOTM: November on Dec 9, 2009
5
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Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely quiltblock
honeybee rated for NFS: I'll Be Home For Christmas! on Dec 5, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty house. I can't wait to put it on my tree!
chimerix rated for QBOTM: November on Dec 4, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely block. I love all the different fabric
fabricmom rated for String Quilt Block Rnd 2 on Dec 3, 2009
5
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Comment: Beautiful blocks. Exactly what I was hoping for. Thanks.
crochetjunkie rated for String Quilt Block Rnd 2 on Dec 3, 2009
5
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Comment: Thank you! As usual your work is beautiful!
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Comment: What a wonderful package! it was well worth the wait. thank you so much!
MamaD rated for String Quilt Block Swap on Nov 30, 2009
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely blocks AND the extra fabrics!! ♥
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Comment: It got here this week while I was out of town... SUPER CUTE! <3
crochetjunkie rated for String Quilt Block Swap on Nov 27, 2009
5
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Comment: Wonderful squares and fq's too! Thanks so much!
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Comment: Thank you so much for resending -- a lot of trouble as well as expense. I love the three coordinating fabrics and I've never had that kind of tea so I look foward to trying it. Thanks, too, for your letter -- yes, retirement is better than non. I'm getting lots of writing and quilting done. I recommend it.
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Comment: Love the black and bright colours on the log cabin ornament - thx! Hugs, Terry
weeatcrayons rated for ajquilts and weeatcrayons on Oct 25, 2009
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Comment: Absolutely adore the needlebook and pincushion! Thanks for a wonderful swap!
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Comment: Thanks for the great squares. Sorry about the late rating - got them a while ago and thought I'd already done it..
ManitoulinGirl rated for QBOTM: October on Oct 23, 2009
5
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Comment: Soooo pretty! Thanks a lot!
Patrice rated for Fabric Postcard Swap - October on Oct 20, 2009
5
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Comment: I love my fall postcard. Thank you. Patrice
boatingbelle rated for String Quilt Blocks on Oct 16, 2009
5
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Comment: Thank you Amy for your beautiful quilt blocks. You have inspired me to make myself some to include with yours in a lap quilt.

Rating Overview

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Comments

perkl8r on Feb 24, 2011:

I'm sorry to have to remove you from the QnT group due to low ratings and absence from swap-bot for so long.

Amandalee on Dec 29, 2009:

Thanks for letting me know it arrived :)

hugs, Amanda

twobluecrows on Dec 27, 2009:

My last PM to you about the Crazy Quilt Pillow Swap (mailing date Nov 9,09) was on Dec 5, and is unread, and nothing has come in the mail yet. I worked very hard on my sent-out pillow, and was eager to get something in return. You've got such good ratings, I hate to rate a 1 to mess things up for you.

Please write me about this, let me know what's going on.

OnyxLight on Dec 6, 2009:

Thank you so much for your RAK of sugar skulls fabric!! I LOVE them!! In fact my neighbors probably think I have finally lost it as I stood out on the road by the mailbox squealing like a teenager!LOL!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! They are so wonderful!! You are so wonderful!!!

Maggles45 on Dec 3, 2009:

Hi Amy, Thank you for the western FQ for the WTA #29. I received great FQs from everyone.

Maggles45 on Oct 19, 2009:

I went to Quilt Festival also - it was fabulous. I took great classes & the show was wonderful. I have a photo in the Eye of the Quilter: Inspiration exhibit. Maggie

ThePinkPosy on Oct 11, 2009:

I saw were you mentioned the DFW airport on a pf thread. If you live near there we could be neighbors.............lol

hoppyloo on Oct 10, 2009:

Thank you SO SO much for the pink fabrics you sent for the CQ destashing thread - I love them all, and am even more determined to learn to quilt so I can use them to best advantage :) Youre a star. XXX

kimpe on Oct 5, 2009:

Thank you for the wonderful pkg I recv'd for the WTA FQ. I'm so happy you couldn't decide. My gain!! Woo Hoo. Hugs, Kim

baybelletrist on Sep 30, 2009:

Oh, my word. My ears and whiskers, even. Be it known to all here that @ajquilts is a first-rate swapper and all-around general wonderful human being. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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