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mejbenz

mejbenz
Date Joined: October 26, 2010
Last Online: April 17, 2018
Birthday: October 15
Country: United States

About Me

I made my first quilt when my daughter was young, so I guess I have been quilting for almost 15 years. I have gotten more serious about it in the past 5 years, actually finishing many projects! I made the quilt for our church's fall fair (fundraiser) that was auctioned off in 2011, among many others.

I work full time, am married and have 2 children (13 yrs and 16 yrs) so I don't always have as much time as I would like to sew. My family is very accommodating for my craft - I do have one entire bedroom dedicated as "the sewing room". I spend a lot of time in there, and the family just crowds on in! My mother was a quilter and had collected quite a stash of fabric, templates, patterns and notions. I now have her things at my house as she passed away in Aug of 2009. Having her things makes me feel closer to her, although I wish she was here with me. I don't know that I can ever use all the fabric she had, nor will my daughter! I try not to buy new fabric/patterns now, although sometimes I just can't help it...

I love to read - especially historical fiction. Audio books are great when quilting so I can do 2 things at a time!

I enjoy working with batiks especially, but can usually find a use for most anything. I tend to make a lot of scrappy quilts since I am using a big stash - I mix/match a lot. I am not doing a lot with novelty fabrics these days, or homespuns. Favorite colors - greens, blues, purples, and pinks usually! I am always looking for new ideas for projects to add to my ever growing list.

I have done some scrapbooking, although not for awhile. I also enjoy cross stitching and have knitted a little. Too much to do, too little time!

I don't care for scented items (no cigarette/ perfume/smelly cards) but a little dog/cat hair doesn't bother me! (I have 1 dog and 3 helper cats at home).

Thanks - I always enjoy what other people choose to swap. I try to make your swap worthwhile as well.

Ratings

sbuck rated for FF: April Pick-3 Fabric Fun (USA) on Apr 19, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for everything but the dog bones were my favorite
JBromeling rated for Amish Quilt Block - March on Apr 3, 2014
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Comment: Perfect Block, thank you. I ADORE the owl - thank you so very much. I will definitely keep my scissors in this cute little lady and proudly display your craftsmanship. Thank you again and again.
Response: Thank you for your nice comments! I have a Bernina 180 which sews and does embroidery. I found the embroidery pattern and loved it. They are fun to make and I can vary it with different fabrics. Glad you liked it!
amanda263b rated for Amish Quilt Block - February on Feb 23, 2014
5
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1leemeadows rated for Amish Quilt Block Swap - January on Jan 17, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you for the well made blue amish block, yes, I'm enjoying this swap, but not our weather, wind lots of strong wind, have never cared for winter, sure don't envy the winter that you're having!
Response: Thank you! Yes - we all hope it will be an early spring- but it is only January!!
sherheart rated for Amish Quilt Block - December on Dec 26, 2013
5
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Comment: Thanks for the well made block and the extras. All is appreciated.
Response: Thank you!
ozduchess rated for Amish Quilt Block - November on Dec 10, 2013
5
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely block. You do beautiful work:)
Response: Thank you!
JLVerde rated for Quilt Block: CrAzY FuN 9 PaTcH #5 on Nov 30, 2013
5
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Comment: Great blocks. Thanks for another great swap.
debhous rated for Quilt Block: CrAzY FuN 9 PaTcH #5 on Nov 30, 2013
5
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Comment: cute fabrics, I love how they went together.
amanda263b rated for Quilt Block: CrAzY FuN 9 PaTcH #4 on Nov 18, 2013
5
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JLVerde rated for Quilt Block: CrAzY FuN 9 PaTcH #4 on Oct 26, 2013
5
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Comment: Great blocks. Love your fabric choices. Even the "wrong" ones look great. Thank you.
Response: Thanks!
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Comment: Mary, your quilt blocks are wonderful! No worries about the one not quite square. I will make it work. Thanks also for the extra fabric.
Response: Glad you like them!
twobluecrows rated for Wonky House June on Jul 6, 2013
5
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Comment: Very Nice! I love the whole thing! Thanks!
FooFaRaw rated for FF: I spy fabric swap KLMN +1 on May 25, 2013
5
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Comment: I do like these. So much fun!
Bbnnmomof3 rated for FF: I spy fabric swap KLMN +1 on May 21, 2013
5
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Comment: I believe these are the best I Spy squares Ive gotten to date. I love them all. Great choices. Thanks so much.
Response: Thank you for your kind comments! I would love to see your I spy quilt as I am always looking for ideas!
MamaMay rated for USA red batik stashbuilder swap on May 18, 2013
5
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Comment: Love them! The batman extra is amazing!
JLVerde rated for FF: I spy fabric swap KLMN +1 on May 18, 2013
5
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Comment: Great fabrics. The monsters are so cute. Thanks.
5
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Comment: Very pretty thanks
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Comment: Lovely, lovely block, thank you so much. You used some black and white prints I haven't seen which will add some variety to my quilt. ♥
Response: I am glad I found some new fabrics for you - I would love to see your quilt when finished!
ReaderChris rated for Fabric Combo Pack on Apr 2, 2013
5
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Comment: Awesome. That's all I can say...I loe all the fabric, got it yesterday and have already cut up the novelties into 6.5 inche squares and batted them and I stayed up till one am making the scrap vomit square. Thanks SO much!
Response: Glad you liked it - I had fun putting it together!
nannylor rated for Stash Builder Batik - February on Mar 13, 2013
5
rating
Comment: Great batiks, thanks!

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Comments

mejbenz on Apr 3, 2014:

Thank you for your nice comments! I have a Bernina 180 which sews and does embroidery. I found the embroidery pattern and loved it. They are fun to make and I can vary it with different fabrics. Glad you liked it!

JBromeling on Apr 3, 2014:

THANK YOU so much for the ADORABLE owl. I will definitely use her to hold my scissors. What type of machine do you have that allows you to create such wonderful pieces of work?

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