Monday, June 26, 2017

Liebster Award

Katy of Katy’s Quilts nominated me for the 2017 Liebster Award. As a relatively new Blogger, I am honored by the nomination. Please visit the Global Aussie website (here) for more details. But in short;

The Liebster Award 2017 is an award that exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

So here are the 10 questions Katy asked of me:

1)Who inspired you to quilt?

This one was easy as I learned to make and more importantly to appreciate quilts from my very dear neighbor, Arzetta Poole when I was 9 years old. I made my first quilt in 1965. Here is a picture of her, she is the last one on the right.
This was taken at our neighbor's house. It belonged to the Dodge sisters (seated next to her). They ran the post office of East Edgecomb, ME in their former chicken coop. Their claim to fame was that it was the smallest Post Office in the U.S.

2)  If you could meet on person you have never met, who would it be?

It goes without saying that there are a number of wonderful Bloggers I would like to meet in person! But one person that I would love to have met would be my husband’s maternal grandfather. My husband has such fond memories and wonderful stories about him, I have always felt sad that I never got to meet him. He was born in 1890 in the house our family still owns in Georgetown, Maine. So luckily, we do still feel the presence of “Ganga”.

3) What was the last movie you saw in a theater?

The last one I remember was “Winged Migration” in 2001. Like Katy, I prefer to watch old movies at home while sewing.

4)What kind of music do you like?

My favorites are classical (particularly Baroque), folk, bluegrass, rock, rockabilly, jazz, o.k., anything but elevator music!

5)What is your favorite quilt?

This changes every day. Right now, it is this one (Pot Luck) that I finished in February.
It is made up of orphan blocks and scraps leftover from other quilts I have made. And, it is made in the potholder method whereby each block is quilted and bound and then stitched together. It was fun from start to finish! The great thing about potholder quilts is the the back can be as fun and interesting as the front.

I want to make another one with some of my orphan antique blocks.

6)What is your favorite candy bar?
This too changes every day (wink) but I guess I would have to say Mounds.

7)Do you hand quilt or machine?

If you read my Blog regularly you know I am a hand quilter. I dabble in machine quilting but nothing larger than 24” or it becomes a train wreck. I LOVE to hand quilt.

8)What is your favorite color?


9)What is your favorite quilting tool?

Tulip #10 applique needles. After 50 plus years of applique work I have found that these are the best (for me).

 10) Do you work on one project at a time or many?
I think this is a trick question. Do you honestly know anyone who works on one quilt at a time? I don’t think I do. I have at least 10 actively in the works and probably a dozen more in the “started” stage with 100 or more on the brain.

My next duty as a nominee is to nominate 3 other bloggers. I would like to nominate every Blog I read regularly, but since summer is such a busy time of year, I don't want to burden you by giving you "one more thing to do"! 

So, I will simply ask these same questions to anyone who wants to participate, with the exception of #6. I'd like to change that one to "What was your first quilt and do you still have it?" (I don't have mine, but I do have the 6th quilt I made in 1978).

Thanks Katy for thinking of me and I do hope you will have take a trip around Blogland to visit all the nominees. Have a quilty day!


  1. Always love knowing more about blogging friends!

  2. I enjoyed reading your answers and learning a little more about you.

  3. I vote for you! You are all those things!!

  4. I enjoyed reading your answers. I have one more question--do you have a favorite actor from the old movies you watch, or even just a favorite movie?

  5. I enjoyed learning more about you. XXX

  6. Wonderful questions and answers. It is such fun to learn more about the quilters we admire. Are you going to the show in Augusta in July? I would love to meet you and say hello.

  7. Congrats on well deserved nomination!

  8. i didn't know there WAS an east

  9. HI Wendy! Congratulation on being nominated for the Liebster Award. Your blog is always interesting and most deserving of the award. And, we're so glad that you brought up the point that very few quilters only work on one project at a time. There's nothing to be ashamed of in having multiple works-in-progress. Thanks again, from Marina and Daryl Lynn

  10. Congratulations! You are so deserving of the Liebster Award! I enjoyed reading all about you and I love your Pot Luck quilt :)

  11. I so enjoyed reading more about you. I all the years I've seen the Liebster award I didn't know the meaning of the word , what a lovely meaning! Your answer to number 10 made me laugh, so true!

  12. What a fun read! And yes, one project or many? Totally a trick question! lol

  13. This was so much fun to learn more about you Wendy!