Hi! I’m a 39 year old mother of two gorgeous girls, married to Dave, a lovely Irishman! I’m American, but have been living in Ireland for 12 years now. I’m an obsessed knitter and quilter who dabbles in other crafts as well, and love reading…

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  1. sherry Says:

    Hi there,
    My name is Sherry and I’m also mother of two gorgeous girls (2 & 4yrs) and married to Kevin, another great Irishman. I’m American and have been living in Ireland since 2004. I am ADDICTED to quilting and live vicarously through all the numerous blogs (most US-based); am a wannbe blogger-hope to act soon!
    We’re in Wicklow, are you in Nemagh? I have so many quilting questions!! Was in group in Wexford; Wicklow has no group; about to join Dublin branch of Irish Patchwork Society. How do you find your fabric? I’m all about stash–I recycle all my girls’ and other cotton clothes. Heading to US in July with empty suitcase to return loaded with goods!
    Hope you’re interested in responding-I am so thrilled to find expatriot with such parallel paths. I work fulltime, but hope that changes soon as my daughter begins kindergarden in Sept. So I’m found on work email mostly (sherry_nugent@dell.com; but home is vilavita@eircom.net)
    Hope to chat more.

  2. Niki Says:

    I’m really in need of a REAL and nice looking topper for my web page/blog. Can you recommend a person who does this? Is it easy to do? http://nikisventures.blogspot.com/

  3. Anne Marie Says:

    Hi Cathi:

    I have been reading your blog for the past couple of months and would like to say hello!! I am a fellow yank living in Ireland with my beloved Irish husband and 3 children (2 boys and 1 girl). We are living in North Wexford and own a Bed and Breakfast on our sheep farm of which I am the boss and chief bottle washer and when not busy with children, sheep and lambing, and b&b duties; I am a quilter!!!!! I would love to chat with you on where you source your materials, I have been importing all my fabrics from the US since I can’t find any quilt supplies here.. I love reading your blog, maybe one day I too will start blogging!!! Hope to hear from you, Slan!

  4. Beth Says:

    Hi Cathi! You just posted a comment on my blog, but I can’t answer you because I don’t have your email. Hope you get this comment. I wanted to let you know that my b-day is 3/27, just two days after yours!

  5. Anne Ida Says:

    Hello, Cathi! I can’t answer the message you left on my blog, so I’ll try to reach you this way.

    I’m really excited about visiting Rose!!! It will be a lot of fun! She is so sweet! And I look forward to attending her class – the new design is gorgeous, so I hope I will be able to make it and so look forward to stitching it with her!

    Your DJ looks fabulous! And way to go on hand quilting it! I’ve only done 15 blocks, so I still have a long ways to go – but it will be a “when I have the time” project so I’m prepared for it taking time. And you are right the SBS blocks are a bit bigger than the DJ blocks – 6″ vs 4″.

    You were among the first three to leave a comment on my post that has not already commited a promise in the PIF – will you participate in the “Pay it forward”? I’d love to send you something hand made, so if you like please send me your snail mail addy?

    Hope you have a great day!

  6. Maureen Says:

    I live in the USA in the state of Maryland. I am planning on visiting Ireland in the fall. I am a Crazy Quilter and would love to find some Irish blogs to read before I go so I can learn a little more about the country. I am really excited about the trip it is a place I have wanted to go for years.
    In addition, I would like to know if there are any Crazy Quilters or Quilters in the west of Ireland we will be.
    Thanks for any help you can give me.
    Maureen in Maryland

  7. Beth Says:

    Hi Cathi! I couldn’t find your email anyplace! I am thinking of doing the Dear Jane quilt and I was wondering, can you give me an estimate of how much background fabric you used? I read someplace it said to get like 20 yards of fabric, that seems like an awful lot. And, how long did it take you to make it?

  8. Alison Says:

    Hi Cathi! Happy 4th! Clad you and the girls arrived safely. I hope you find all you folks well. Love your page but being a learner I’m afraid I’ll press the wrong button and I’ll wipe it away. Dying to see your australian treasures when you get back. I feel this way of contacting is a bit public so I hope you can e-mail me. Hoping to begin my Labrynth wall hanging while you’re away and I hope I’ll have something to show you even if it is only the beginning. I’m really excited about it, but you know me I am always excited about patchwork! By the way it’s raining I thought you might like to know in case you were missing us or anything. Take care, Alison

  9. Ester Says:

    Hi Cathi,
    I’m an Irish patchworker in Galway. I just came across your blog today and enjoyed taking a look at your projects. I don’t have a blog and am working on a website as I do sell some of my work. I am a member of the Irish Patchwork Society and highly recommend it to all patchworkers, quilters and textile lovers out there as you meet other like-minded souls in your area, join in on workshops and best of all find those hidden fabric suppliers in Ireland! There’s a great one in Galway ‘rags for Linda’ Look forward to seeing more of your work.

  10. Beth Says:

    Oh my gosh, I have been lax in my blog reading, and have been meaning to email you to see how you’re doing, and for some odd reason, I don’t have your email address in my address book anymore, don’t know what the heck happened there! Can you email me so we can chat? I hope you’re doing ok!


  11. Paula in NH Says:

    Hi Cathi,

    I received your lovely redwork pillow and other goodies yesterday. The pillow is gorgeous! Great job on it. The photo album will come in handy for photos of my new grandson. The assortment of ribbon, threads and embellishments will find a place in a project or two. The Bailey’s Irish Cream chocolate was delicious! I enjoyed it last night while watching baseball.
    Thank you!

  12. Claire Says:

    Hi Cathi,
    Congratulations on winning the Viewers Choice. I saw the quilt hanging at the exhibition and thought it was fabulous.
    I forgot to take a picture of your quilt (mostly because there was always people gazing at your quilt, couldnt get a shot of it on it’s own) 🙂
    Is there any chance you could email me on a photo of the quilt hanging at the exhibit?
    I’m going to be taking over as editor of the Irish Patchwork newsletter soon and want to get a picture of your quilt in the September issue.

  13. Joan Says:

    Hi Cathi! Your quilts are beautiful!!! Congrats on the ribbon, I’m sure you will win many more.

    I’m American of Irish descent, living in Texas (yeehaw!) My family and I have been to Ireland twice and I LOVE IT!!! If you ever need help finding quilting supplies, let me know, we have tons of sources here in the U.S. Have you tried mail-order? I do a lot of that through equilter.com and hancocks-paducah.com. Many more as well. Take care.

    Joan in Texas

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