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Friday, December 14, 2012

Feature Friday: Marjorie Henwood of Marjorie's Busy Corner

Hi folks, my name is Marjorie Henwood from New Brunswick, Canada. If you haven't visited my blog, it is Marjorie's Busy Corner.  (Click to link)


I am a hand quilter and have been doing this for just over 25 years now.  I love hand quilting and just can't get enough of it.  It all started when I wanted an old comforter fixed...didn't want to throw it out!  So my dear mother-in-law said she would cover it and add some quilting for me.  It was a much bigger job than she expected, so she showed me how to quilt so I could help with it.  I never looked back.  Before that day I couldn't do anything except sew a button on.  lol


In the past year, the biggest accomplishments for me have been learning new things from my bogger friends.  I am dead serious.  I am learning to FMQ, learning new techniques, and discovering my machines much more.  I am finally becoming relaxed with these things.  It is difficult to leave the old school ways you know... lol.



What I would like to do in the future is more FMQ.  It may not seem like much to some of you who do it, but for me it would be such an accomplishment.  I never want to leave hand quilting.  It relaxes me and that is what people come to me for.  I have been making and selling quilts for a number of years now.  I do quite a bit of commissioned work.  It keeps the brain going to keep learning and I have lots to learn yet.


My biggest dream is for my family of husband, 3 grown sons, and 4 grandsons, 1 granddaughter and spouses (wow..that is big) to have a long healthy life. I look so forward to watching those little ones grow up. They range from 5 years to 14 now.  They always amaze me!!


As far as me: I love to garden, work with my winters hardwood, mow lawns, plough snow.  Sounds country, doesn't it??  Well, it is!!!!  lol  I live beside the world famous Hopewell Rocks Park in southeastern New Brunswick.  It is one of the most beautiful places one could live.  There are lots of small mountains and rivers to view everyday.


I think I have rambled enough.  Please come visit me at my blog...or my home anytime.  I would love to sit and chat over a cup of hot tea!!!!



Thank you to my friend Monika for this opportunity.  You can read more about me HERE at MY BLOG : )

15 comments:

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

thank you for sharing a little bit of your life...good to get to know you better! You have such beautiful quilts..amazing. I am totally in awe of anyone who hand pieces!

elle said...

Marjorie! Such a treat to learn more about you! Go girl! I'm with you on the goals. Stay on my feet and keep up with the grand kiddies! And yes, blogging has dragged me into the fibre ART world!

elle said...

ooops, don't think the blog link works. Says you don't exist, Marjorie! Are you out in that little red car???

Monika Kinner Whalen, Fibre / Embroidery Artist said...

Thank you Elle! I shall fix that right away...

: )
Monika

Jeanette said...

Great post Majorie. I too am in awe of how fast you can hand quilt! So many custom orders too. Lovely work!

M-R said...

You rock, Marjorie! It's so nice to get to know you a bit more through this post!

Mrs.Pickles said...

what a lovely post!!

Sheila said...

Great interview Marjorie , nice to learn a little more about you and your lovely quilts !We will have to have tea someday ;-)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh thank you everyone....I appreciate it. It is great to have such nice friends.

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Lovely post! I love that you arrived at quilting without a sewing background. So many people feel they need that to become a quilter and you are definite proof that it is not a requirement. Great photo - am sure missing those warm days!

HollyM said...

Even tough I read your blog, it's fun to read about you! I think it's great that you hand quilt!
One of these days we will have tea together.

Kate said...

I was just by your place on Labour Day weekend. If I had know, I would have dropped in for tea! Maybe when I am back next summer.

Needled Mom said...

Marjorie's work is just beautiful and I enjoy following her.

rtquilter said...

Very nice job, Marjorie! Well done!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very appreciated folks.....Monika I tried to find the button to say I had been featured...can't find it..lol