Hey there, I'm Kristen. Pretty new to quilting, although completely hooked. I have a degree in Apparel Design and I started teaching myself how to quilt about a year ago, thus building my stash (um, can you say fabricholic??!!).
I just moved to Bellingham, WA from Seattle were I was born and raised. Most people move from the small town to the big city, and I did the opposite. The Seattle stereotype holds true, I love coffee and I'm a total snob about it. But in addition to it's wonderful local coffee roasters, living in Bellingham puts me right in the middle of four different quilting shops! Yay!
My next venture(s) include: Embroidery, Knitting, soap making, and I would love to experiment with fabric designing. I'm really attracted to line drawings and modern designers like Heather Baily, Heather Ross, Denyse Schmidt...I could go on.
I've been collecting quilting and sewing books lately...
-Material Obsession (I need to get #2 still!)
-Quilts, Quilts, Quilts!
Another fave crafty book of mine:
-The Big A$$ Book of Crafts (yes, there's a swear in the title)
-Quilting and sewing
-Paper fun..I love making gift tags!
-Cinnamon Orange Tea from Market Spice.
-the colors Aqua and Cherry Red together.
-Peanut Butter M&Ms.
-Flannel (Seattlite or what?!)
-Markers and crayons
-1930/1940's feedsack reproduction prints
-My kitten, who is named after Edward James Olmos's character in Battlestar Galactica: Admiral William Adama. We call her (yes, HER) Addy for short. (even nerdier: Addy is the nickname of Kate Walsh's character on Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice, Addison Montgomery.)
-My boyfriend, who named my kitten and makes me laugh every single day.
-More coffee in my cup.
-Green, in most any form (lime, teal, sage, etc)
-Reds, oranges and yellows
In no particular order...
Cosmo Cricket (paper and fabric!)
Anna Maria Horner
There's more...these are the ones in my head right now. =)