From Beth: When our Editorial Board started planning Quilting Month II it quickly became clear that we had to ask Lisa from Upstatelisa to contribute her quilting expertise in some way. Lisa loves to quilt and it shows! She created a fun “Quiltalogue” for us all to print and enjoy; it’s a glossary of quilt terms to keep handy, especially good for beginning quilters, and it’s coming up next.

From Lisa: I started sewing at 13 years of age after my paternal grandmother gave me some money towards my first sewing machine. I sewed clothing during my high school years and even had a part-time job at a fabric shop in my native Ottawa, Canada. After college and marriage, I took an introductory quilt class at a local community college, created my first quilt (a baby quilt for my first child) and I was hooked! I have been quilting for about 16 years and have only recently begun creating outside the box, from ideas I have in my head (often they come to me while I am running at the gym!).

I now live in upstate NY. I am a wife and mom to 3 (homeschooling 2 of them). My sewing room is right off the kitchen and so I can sneak away for a few minutes or hours, depending on the chaos in the house! I try to blog at Upstatelisa (I am one of the millions of “Lisa”s born in the 1960s and this was the username that no one else had yet on Yahoo when I joined about 10 years ago!) when I have time. I am always inspired by the many friends that I have met online through Flickr and the blogging world!!!!