Introducing ~ Lisa

on April 23 | in Contributors | by | with 31 Comments

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!!!!

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31 Responses to Introducing ~ Lisa

  1. Manechka says:

    Nice to meet you, Lisa! 🙂

  2. Rochelle says:

    Love your blog!

  3. Sara says:

    Hi Lisa – the Dresden Plate blocks you have on the blog are wonderful! I love the polka dot combos.

  4. Maeve says:

    Lisa, I read your blog regularly and enjoy it very much! Thanks!

  5. Linda says:

    Heading over to your blog right now, Lisa…

  6. Marcia W. says:

    Thank you for the Quiltalogue

  7. Julia says:

    Hi, Lisa! (I already follow your lovely blog!)I’m glad to “see” you here, too.

  8. Marcelle says:

    Hi Lisa! Great blog, I like the idea to emboss fabric, it turned out really great. Well done and looking forward to your contribution.

  9. Christine says:

    I am SO jealous of your stash. I’d like to waller in it.

  10. Rachel says:

    working in a fabric store sounds fun!

  11. Helen says:

    Well done Lisa!!

  12. 4vs1 says:

    Mmm… lovely fabrics!! And good for you to find time to sew with kids in the house! I am trying to figure out how to manage that still. I don’t have a sewing room, so that makes it a bit trickier. 🙂 Great blog.

  13. Joanna says:

    Yay Lisa!! Congrats on being here! I can say I knew you when 😉

  14. Sara says:

    I really enjoyed your “laidback” approach to quilting and I am thinking blacks and whites and some gray in between is going to be what I will be looking for at the Creative Sewing Store in Columbia,SC tomorrow!!

  15. ~Helena~ says:

    Howdy Lisa.

  16. Jenny says:

    Wow wow! I just went over to her blog. She is so entertaining! And has great ideas AND has the most amazing stash I’ve ever seen!!!



  17. qsogirl says:

    hee hee. Isn’t running a great way to just think?!

  18. Greeblygreebly says:

    Welcome 🙂

  19. Melissa says:

    Oh, I love all your fabric!

  20. Southern Gal says:

    I would love to have just a fraction of that great fabric stash!

  21. Deb V says:

    I enjoyed reading your blog.

  22. Chris says:

    I just took a peak at Lisa’s blog. I love her fabric stash!

  23. Katie says:

    Nice location for a sewing room.

  24. Ramona says:

    I am really looking forward to your input. Really enjoyed your dresden plates.

  25. Welcome Lisa!

  26. delitealex says:

    Just looked at your blog great dresdens.

  27. Maureen says:

    I am trying to quilt outside the box, but am older than Lisa. I’m trying.

  28. Becca says:

    Nice to “meet” you!

  29. Thank you lisa! I love your dresden paltes!

  30. Aparna Mulgund says:

    Great blog, Lisa.

  31. Megan Presley says:

    How neat! Sounds like a fun thing to keep handy (since I’m one of those newer quilters!)!

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