Gretchen Weaver

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About me

Gender Female
Industry Agriculture
Occupation Farmer
Location Goshen, Indiana, United States
Introduction My husband and I own and operate a dairy farm in northern Indiana. I help on the farm, keep the farm account books, raise a garden, keep the yards mowed and cook all the meals. My passion though, is for quilting. I don't know when I learned to quilt, it seems like I've always known. I grew up in a quilting family, my mother quilted as did both my grandmothers. The church I grew up in had an active sewing circle. I attended along with my mother and grandmothers during summer when I wasn't in school and quilted on the quilts that were in the frames. I just grew up in a quilting world and thought everyone knew how to quilt. My quilting life took a major advance in January 2006 when I joined the Maple Leaf Quilt Guild. Since joining the guild I have learned to hand applique, machine applique, English paper-piecing and I have even started doing some free motion quilting using my home sewing machine. I'm basically a hand quilter but do utilize the skill of long-arm quilters.
Interests Applique, Embroidery, English Paper Piecing, Quilting, Gardening, Reading, Baking Breads