Welcome to the first week of the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop! I’m thrilled to be kicking the week off with such an amazing group of talented quilters (whose names and blogs are conveniently listed at the end of this post for your clicking pleasure).
Are you as excited as I am?!
A little about me… I’ve been sewing for twelve years and quilting for a little over two. I started Gypsy Moon Quilt Co. on a hotter-than-hot Spring day in Dallas, Texas with not much more than a passion for creating and a delicious stack of vintage floral linens. The moment I pulled my first quilt, fresh and crinkled from the dryer, I knew this gig was gonna last.
As I continued making quilts, I started focusing more on the environmental impact of my newly discovered craft and decided, going forward, I would solely be using vintage and repurposed materials to create my quilts. You can read more about me – and my journey into the world of sustainable quilting.
Here are a few of my favorite vintage and thrift-sourced gals:
Now for some tips, facts and fun stuff!
Favorite blogging tip: Find your blogging voice. I think it’s so important to engage with your readers and let them get to know who you really are. Not just with your words, but with your personality. Let you shine!
Dream vacation spot: Give me all the Ireland!
Favorite books (because I can’t list just one):
– Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
– She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
– The Reader by Bernard Schlink
– Open House by Elizabeth Berg
Favorite movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Favorite tv show: The Vampire Diaries (because I’m secretly 12 and those Salvatore brothers are sooo dreamy)
Random fun fact: I like to learn. A lot. I really love school and I changed my major in college a ridiculous amount of times (graphic design, art, interior design, elementary education, psychology – just to name a few) because I just wanted to do all the things! I finally settled on English Communications, but I’m also a licensed Skincare Specialist and Nail Technician. Isn’t this FUN?
Question for readers: What are ways you try to reduce waste, reuse materials or
upcycle in your sewing spaces?
You can read all about my process of using repurposed materials in my recent interview over on The Concerned Craft — a website dedicated to raising awareness and educating fiber crafters about the environmental impact of their craft. Fun fact: The creator of The Concerned Craft is also a member of this very Blog Hop! ☺️
Many thanks to our fearless and all-knowing Hive leaders. They’ve done a remarkable job of turning us newbies into real-life bloggers. Go visit their blogs and give them insane amounts of love!
I also hope you’ll pay my fellow first-week Sewcial Network blog-hoppers a visit and tell them how wonderful they are!
And here are the rest of the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers from my Hive – their Blog Hop posts are coming up in the weeks ahead. Go check them out and show them a little encouragement and positivity!
Carole @Carole Lyles Shaw
Anne @Said With Love
Beth @Plaid and Paisley
Jennifer @RV Quilting
Mary @Made By Marney
Sharon @Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Amanda @This Mom Quilts
Laurel @Quilts By Laurel
Marla @Penny Lane Quilts
Jennifer @Dizzy Quilter
Seven @The Concerned Craft
Also, be sure to check out and enter to win some pretty amazing giveaway prizes from the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop sponsors!