Today I wanna share with you that I'm participating in the 2014 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop hosted by Beth from Plum and June. I'm really excited and honored!
When I first heard about the blog hop I got really excited to jump in! First because I'd get a chance to be featured and connected with other new quilt bloggers. Second because I was sure I'd learn a lot about blogging and modern quilting.
So, in this post I'm gonna talk about my trajectory as a quilter and I hope you stay with me until the end of this post where I'm gonna share with you some links from other new quilt bloggers.
I'm Janaina - my name is a typical Portuguese-African name (not very popular these days) - and I was born in Brazil. As soon as I moved to USA five years ago, I had to make everyone's else life easier, then I started to introduce myself as Jana. It's still works! LOL
I always loved to dedicated my life to study... I spent about nine years graduating and getting a master degree in History. I LOVE everything that has a story to tell... usually old stuff!
Well, you could ask, how I got into sewing and quilting?! It was seven years ago while finishing my Master in History I was introduced to patchwork and you know the rest... felt in love with quilting.
(Some of my favorite quilts! All patterns are from Camille Roskelley.)
But, quilting wasn't my first adventure in this fascinating quilting/pathcwork world. When I learned how to sew I started making fabric bags. If you're curious to check them, please click here. I had an online store while I used to live in Brazil. I had clients all over the country and my work was featured in some very known teen/fashion magazines. It was a really fun years of my life!
It was after moving to USA that I really learned about quilting. I have taken many classes also taught myself many techniques just as I did when I used to make bags. Quilting books and tutorials are my favorites to learn about quilting.
To finish this post I'd like to share some personal things and tips about blogging and quilting. Stick with me!
1- Blogging tip: Do your best taking nice pictures for your posts! Life is busy and sometimes we have no chance to read big posts, but if you've nice pictures I guarantee you that your readers will be pleased seeing colors and details in your project pics!
2- Quilting tip: I'm very curious and love taking classes about what I'm interested in the moment. I really encourage you to take as many classes as you can if you wanna learn the basics or build new skills on quilting. But, the more important, spend time trying the projects you saw in classes, books, tutorials. It is when you MAKE that you really get to know the process. And when you have a chance to make mistakes that you really learn something NEW!
3- A question for you, reader: What you think about my blog's name? I kept the old name and URL "Janaina Machado" because it used to be my bag's brand name for years. Right now I don't have a bag business anymore... Does my blog's name and url make it difficult for you to remember my blog?
4- My dream Vacation spot: Rome and Greece.
5- My favorite book: Bible
6 - My favorite Movie/Series: I'll always love "Gilmore Girls".
7 - My favorite TV Show: all from HGTV, I love makeovers!
PS: I'd LOVE if you could answer number 3 in the comments! THANK You!
Hope you enjoyed this post, and visit my friends in this hop listed bellow!