"Quilt By The Mile" is a wonderful process whereby one can create a beautiful piece of fabric from one inch strips. I invented this process more than ten years ago for my own Quilting. As more people saw it, I started having classes and traveling to various Quilt Guilds in my home state of Arkansas. Word spread and now I've traveled to Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee teaching and showing my work at Guild Programs. There are photos at this site to show what "Quilt By The Mile" is. I have also invented a process called "Century Log Cabin" and photos of that are also included. I sew 100 different fabrics in a Log Cabin design in a four inch block. I also teach this process in a half day class. It does take a very special mind set to want to attempt this block. The third of my process inventions is "Jibbles and Bits". It is a very scrappy way to use up a lot of your left over fabric. (See Photos) All three of these processes are included in "Fiesta Roses". I teach all three of these, "Jibbles & Bits","Century Log Cabins" and "Quilt By The Mile". I love to teach, I love Quilting and I love to travel. Enjoy the Photos and should you have questions, please get in touch with me. I am: Carol Ann Wilbourn, Quilter You my contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carol Ann Wilbourn
Carol Ann: A Thumbnail sketch
I made up my mind to become a Quilter in the Fall of 1986. My husband and I decided that we were changing our lives by moving from a big, sprawling city to the country. That being the beautiful ridge that runs North and South through Eastern Arkansas, to the town of Paragould. We made no other plans other than that. But, since we were moving to Arkansas, Quilting seemed to be the natural progression of my thoughts.
Today, I am a Quilter. It is what I do. My home is my Studio. We live around the Quilts and all the ‘Toy’s’ that one has that goes along with being a Quilter. Of course, I have my ‘Stash’, the rulers, rotary cutters, mats, The Machines (including my Long-arm), walls with thread wracks, a design wall and all the other wonders that we, as Quilter’s must have to help us be successful.
But, in the beginning, that wasn’t the case. I just wanted to be a Quilter. I didn’t know what that meant, but I wanted to be one. The years that have passed between deciding to become a Quilter and becoming one, is the story of my life.
There is no history in my family, that I know of , of any other Quilter. My Grandmother’s nor my Mom sewed. My Mom loved the yard and what grew in it. Her Mom raised eleven Children and didn’t have time. My two sister’s, Susan and Sarah Beth, took Home Economics, just like me, but it didn’t take, in my case. I never sewed.
I wanted a job, so that’s who I was for the first half of my life. I was married to E.C. when I was 28 years old. Before that and after that, I had a job. Until I became 40 and we decided to leave City life and move to the Country. I quit my job and the person that I am now started growing.
Becoming a Quilter has taken many years. The story of that Adventure is the tale I share when I present Programs and Trunk Shows around the country. I am proud to say that I am a Quilter. I love the whole process. I love the learning, the sharing that all Quilter’s do. I love the ‘Get Together’s’, the Quilt Shows, the Fabric Shops, the equipment. I love the Student’s, the Teaching, the learning.
Quilting is a wonderful world and I am proud to say that I am - - “A QUILTER!”
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