Hello, my name is Donna Westerkamp and I am a mother of six children, 1 daughter and 5 sons. I live in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. My career started with making ...
Hello, my name is Donna Westerkamp and I am a mother of six children, 1 daughter and 5 sons. I live in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. My career started with making cloth dolls at craft shows and being published on the cover of several major magazines for my original designs. I then freelanced my sewing and craft ideas with a team of designers for Ben Franklin magazine and Lee Wards stores.
As life got busy at home I found that quilting by hand was all I could do in doctors offices and sports fields. I taught myself the computer and became proficient in EQ and have been designing quilts for local quilt shops, and internet stores. I have been published on the cover of the Irish Quilting Magazine Vol 17 , St.Patricks quilt; and Quilt Art 2013 Engagement Calendar, May 13 page. In 2008 I started my longarm quilting business learning the art of free motion quilting. I belong to Faithful Circle Quilt Guild, The Northern Illinois Longarm Quilting Guild and American Quilter Society. Thank you for reading my story. Please visit my blog and website.
This is a great quilt to use up your 1930's scraps or any other 2 1/2" squares that you might have already cut. The quilt can be strip pieced if you have jelly rolls. This is a crib size quilt. I like the fact that you can buy a batting that will fit perfectly to the size of this quilt. The blocks are traditional blocks, that are easy to make. Actual template size is included in the directions. You can rearrange them for x and o 's, know as hugs and kisses. I just went with the hugs, and that is how I came up with the name Baby Hugs. You can't get enough hugs, even when they grow up. Have fun making this quilt.