Joan Martin – Bethel Park, PA

Our Club Member of the Week this week is- Joan Martin ! Everyone say hi to Joan ! I hope you will enjoy getting to know her a little better!

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Where are you from and where do you live now?: Pittsburgh, PA now live in Bethel Park, PA

What is your favorite project you’ve ever made and why?: The first quilt I made in a class. I learned so much and it was so much fun sewing along with other beginner quilters.

What color seems to always make its way into your quilts?: I love yellow as it is so bright and cheery. I always try to incorporate it in a project if I can.

Do you do other types of sewing besides quilting? : I love hand sewing as it is so relaxing.

Do you have other creative hobbies?: Cross stitching, crocheting, punch needle, rug hooking, English paper piecing.

What’s your oldest UFO? Any tips on how you keep them from piling up?: 5 year old wool applique quilt top that needs sandwiched and quilted.

What’s your favorite creative outlet?: Quilting

Tell us about your family! : I am a widow and have one son who lives with me.

What’s your favorite food? : Chicken

What’s your favorite TV Show or Movie?: Great Expectations

Who’s your favorite fabric designer?: Kansas Troubles

Do you have a favorite collection from The Art of Home Club?: I recently joined but love the January fabrics.

Is there anything else you’d like to share??: My love of sewing and crafting comes from learning young from my mother and grandmother. I used to help my grandmother make lap quilts for the patients at the local Veterans’ Hospital. I am looking forward to learning more from this wonderful group.