Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday is "Member Spotlight Day"

Thank you for stopping by Rag Queen Quilters blog, we have come to week two of our spotlight a member day.

We have chosen Grandma*Barbara, now if you don't know Barbara, the best way to explain her is....She would be that favorite Aunt, or Grandma, that was always calm, positive, and assuring about everything. If you had just got in trouble with your Mom, you would run to Aunt Barbara and she would always say.....Well, you know you did wrong, but you just do your punishment, and it will be over soon. She would always comfort you and make you feel like everything was gonna be ok! That is our Barbara. I also wanted to mention that she has been with our group from the beginning, a long time adopted Aunt, or Grandma for sure.

I had a few questions that I asked her, and this is what she said:

At what age did you become interested in crafting?

I've been doing some sort of crafting since kindergarten. You know, macaroni art and such.

How long have you been doing your craft?

My current craft is rag quilting and I've been doing that for aroundt 2 years. I've also been making non-raggy totes for about a year.

What different crafts do you do ?
I've made a lot of different items using rag quilting such as quilts, totes, sachets, placemats and coasters. Besides rag quilting I like to make non-raggy tote bags and I'm planning on taking a try at cloth baskets. I dabble in knitting and crocheting. I've done beading, polymer clay and counted cross stitch.

Who inspired you to get into it?

I have a dear friend who does rag quilting and she got me into it.

Any goals in the next 5 years?

I plan on trying new crafts - learning different skills. I may take a try at doing some online graphic design like templates.

What is the best project you created and why?

Well, my favorite so far is my first raggy strip quilt. It's made from scraps of all the projects I've worked on in the past few years and brings back a lot of memories. It's colorful and warm and I just love it.

What do you do when your not crafting?

I have a houseful of rescue cats I serve as staff for plus I have a house and yard to take care of. I also blog and twitter which takes a lot of time. I'm an active member of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees local chapter.

Anything else you want to share?

I love being a member of Rag Queen Quilters. Being part of an online group like this has given me the incentive to keep challenging myself in my craft because of all the support I get from my online friends.


Again, Thank you for stopping by RQQ's blog and you can go look at the wonderful goodies that our featured memeber has online right now by clicking on her bear rag quilt photo at the top of the right column.


  1. Congrats, Barbara. You are truely and inspiration.

    She is like a favorite Aunt or Grandma. When hurricane Ike came thru I had her send me her phone number so that I could call and check on her. Funny thing is she seems to have faired better than we did. I still have her number in my phone so that I can call and check up on her if I feel the need or if I ever get down to Houston we can meet.

  2. You decribed Barbara just the way I see her in my minds eye Cathy.
    Congrats Barbara for being in the spotlight!

  3. Thanks for putting me in the member spotlight this week. It's nice to learn how others see you. I love this group of ladies and I don't know what I would do without them.

  4. Way to go Barbara!!! You are a great inspiration to me...and if it weren't for you I would have never found this wonderful group to share life and the love of quilting with!!

  5. Yep- that is our Barbara alright!! Great Interview!!