About

Photo by Pat Rawlins
Welcome! I’m Paige Alexander and best describe myself as a traditional quilter who loves modern quilting.

I am married to a very supportive husband and live in The Upstate of South Carolina on his family’s century farm. Where cotton once grew, now loblolly pines line the terraces of red clay and are slowly inching toward the sky obstructing my view of the North Carolina mountains.

We have a dog, Skippy, who adopted us. He just ‘showed up’ one day and never left.

Skippy
I love to cook and may share a favorite recipe from time to time. I also like to garden, but lately Machingers quilting gloves have replaced gardening gloves and the rotary cutter has replaced pruners. When I get the honeysuckle cleaned out of my flower beds, you may see a picture of whatever is in bloom.

Growing up, my maternal grandmother taught me machine sewing skills and a great aunt taught me hand work. I took home economics in high school and while everyone else was still struggling with a five-eighths seam allowance, I was cutting out my second jumper.

I’ve been quilting for about thirteen years and my interest in modern quilting grew with the vast information available on the web. My intention is to document my quilting journey and, hopefully, inspire others along the way.

My introductory post to the 2016 New Quilt Blogger's Blog Hop is here.

I would love to hear from you, please email me at QuiltedBlooms(at)gmail(dot)com.

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5 comments :

  1. It's great to meet you Paige! Your machingers replacing gardening gloves will be much to our benefit. :) Love that Skippy adopted you!

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  2. I, too, love that Skippy adopted you! If you're familiar at all with Englishman Derek Tangye's books about their daffodil farm in Cornwall, you'll appreciate how special being adopted is (all their cats but their first, I believe, adopted them). I currently have a black feral cat, who I've named Shadow, casing out our joint. Even our two big dogs don't seem to deter him too much (and I'm not sure he's a he!) but our feline, Bella, will NOT tolerate another! Enjoying seeing your creations here--wow, I especially love your Positively Transparent quilt you've entered into QuiltCon, the quilt and its name ;-)

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  3. Hey Paige! I also live in upstate SC in Greenville! I'm a very beginnerquilter but I love watching what more experienced quilters are doing!

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    1. Barb, would love to have you join us at the Greenville MQG. We meet the 2nd Saturday of every month from 1-3pm at the Bernina Sewing Center on E. North St.
      Visit www.GreenvilleModernQuiltGuild.com for more info.

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  4. I started quilting in 1998 but really haven't done many quilts. I need to get motivated to begin again!

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