Wednesday, January 31, 2024

13 Years of A Quilter's Table

Seriously, how can it be that A Quilter's Table has been around for 13 years?! I'm happy about it. I still love posting, and the history of my creative journey - and the community I've found here - are just what I'd hoped for 13 years ago.

As I was mulling over what to share in today's post, Both Sides Now arrived home after being away for a few months as part of a quilt challenge. It's small - 18.5" x 20.5" - but full of meaning, as well as things I love. Creatively, it pretty much has it all - improv of course, stripes, those colors!, matchstick quilting, mixing solids and prints and different substrates, beautiful Aurifil threads, and discovery in the making.

But also, among the themes sewn in to this little one is that of connection, and if there's anything this blog has meant for me, it's the connections I've made with you and others in our creative online community. 

Both Sides Now is, by design, a two-sided quilt. The bit of pieced binding shown in the bottom of the photo below, is one small indicator. But it made me think of how connected we are by the simple fact that we are all creatives, most of us makers of the most motivated kind. It doesn't really matter how or what we focus our creativity on, we're still connected, and a valued part of the community. That means a lot, doesn't it?

And finally, I was reminded that the challenge Both Sides Now was made for had a requirement that each maker signed their quilt. I'd never done that before, but I was proud to. And today, as I'm thinking about my blog-iversary, it seems that each post has felt like a bit of a signature. It's been my work, my thoughts, that I've shared here. It's an amazing thing to have a place like that, and I thank you for coming back again and again to be a part of it. That, too, means so much.


  1. Congratulations on 13 years!!! It is amazing how fast the time goes. I enjoy reading your posts and look forward to the next 13!

  2. Congratulations! And thanks for continuing to blog, and for the Process Pledge. I enjoy your posts and ideas. Dot

    1. Thank you, Dot! I appreciate your following along and that you like the Process Pledge! ;-)

  3. I agree that blog posts feel a lot like a signature. I deeply appreciate getting to read your posts and am so glad you started this online journey 13 years ago.

  4. Happy blogaversary! It’s been fun journeying alongside you friend

  5. I'm definitely glad you've been around for these 13 years - congrats! Thank you for the inspiration through your posts - I wouldn't have tried improv without some of your tutorials. I'm so grateful. Here's to another 13!

  6. Happy Blogiversary! I've enjoyed reading your posts and watching your journey from afar.

  7. always. God has blessed you with such creativity! Thanks for sharing!
    Love you much.

  8. Congratulations on 13 years of blogging! That's wonderful. Your posts are always so interesting, and especially colorful. Love seeing this little quilt, and realize that I like the back best!