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Jennifer Keltner, Quilting Group Editor
I Am a Quilter, passionate about quilting from start to finish. I LOVE FABRIC—all of it! Traditional, reproduction, bright, batik, romantic, contemporary—I often buy collections of fabric without any thought of what quilt I’m going to make from it. Each tiny envelope on my quilt represents fabrics from my stash. Some have been made into quilts, others are waiting for the perfect pattern to come along. No two envelopes are alike, representing the diversity in tone, texture, and mood of the fabrics I’ve collected. There is a hand-dyed wool envelope, too, and a few buttons tossed in to represent occasional embellishments.
The tiny bundles of fabric on the lower left represent binding, which is my favorite part of the quilt-making process. When finishing a quilt top, I make the binding at the same time—rolling it and tying a ribbon of fabric around it. It is my gift to myself. The rolled binding is always stored in the same spot in my sewing room, ready and waiting. It makes me happy to see those bundles which signify that I am close to finishing another quilt.