June 7, 2009

Angie

I'm Angie, one of the newborns around here.

My three children and I moved from Las Vegas to Asheville, North Carolina in February of 2008. We met and married my husband DJ and his two children by August of 2008. Needless to say the last year and a half has been exciting.

I have been quilting for five years. I started quilting because I thought it would be a cheaper and more effective form of therapy than going to a shrink when I was trying to survive a divorce. Well, I was wrong about the cheaper part but dead on about the effective part. I liked it so much that I started a business doing longarm quilting out of my home. With five kids at home, it has become a great way to be productive as well as keep my house in running order. I decided to name it 5 Little Monkeys Quilting in honor of the people who inspired me to make quilting a career.

I had not read or really even knew all that much about Twilight until after it came out on video. I have a friend that is a huge fan and she asked me a few times if I had seen it yet and kept saying "you should, you will love it." So I added it to my Netflix account and didn't think much about it...then it came in the mail. I conned my hubby into watching it with me one night. I thought it was pretty good but even before it was over I remember telling him "I think I will have to read the book because it just seems like there is soooooo much of this story that is missing!" So a couple of days later, I was in the grocery store and there it was on the shelf, calling me (I had no idea thre were about 2600 pages to read). I debated about it for awhile but had been looking for a reason to start reading again and thought it would be a good excuse. And as most Twilighters know, that was only the beginning! I was hooked like a fat kid on cake! I devoured all 4 books in about a week and a half.

I started dreaming about a Twilight quilt (literally, I actually woke up in the middle of the night from dreams about a quilt with bi gmossy green trees and wonderful fog...) so I started designing one and got blocked. I had a great picture in my head but was having a hard time getting it into fabric. So I decided to Google twilight quilt for inspiration and lo and behold whose site do I find, you guessed itthe Twilight Quilters Coven. I thought "Yeah, I am not a TOTAL freak, there are other quilters out there with the same obsession!" So I emailed them and asked if I could play, too, and now I am an official part of the Coven! I have always kind of felt like the youngest quilter in the world, nevermind making a quilt like this, so it was nice to meet not only quilters that are my age but also that think that Twilight is a great lifestyle.

The New Moon quilt is my first project with the group but I hope they keep me around to work on the future quilt, too!

2 comments:

Iris said...

Yeah Angie, we are all freaks! And proud of it!!!! ;) Welcome to the Coven. <3

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for sharing your profile! I loved getting to know you better!