Monday, June 10, 2013

The Name Game: Bluepatch Quilter

This week Sheila is here from Bluepatch Quilter, all the way from Ayrshire, United Kingdom. For some reason, I have a special place in my heart for UK quilters. Maybe it's because I want so much to visit there someday soon.

Sheila, how did you choose the name for your blog?

My blog name is basically cribbed from my eBay user name. I used to use eBay lots and when I first registered, I dutifully followed their suggestions for choosing a user name. Start with favourite colour - must have been blue back then, and then a hobby plus number. So blue patch was born. When I started my blog a couple of years ago, I confess I wasn't all that sure what a blog was all about. I teach quilting locally and have an "off season" from April through August so I thought it might be a way of staying connected to my students. Many of them do indeed follow me but as I got more into my blogging I discovered a whole other community out there.
Were there other names you considered, and can you share any of them with us?

There really weren't any that I considered, I don't think I laboured too much over the choice, probably just as well, not sure I could have come up with anything as clever as some that I follow now and I might have chickened out altogether.

Now that you are recognized by Bluepatch Quilter, are you happy with it, or do you wish you could change it to something else?

I'm ok with my name, I could argue that my favourite colour for the last few years has been chartreuse so really glad it wasn't when I set up on eBay........chartreusequilter is a mouthful isn't it?

As my blog grew, I plugged it more in my classes and then to give the classes more of an identity I call them bluepatch quilters. There are other groups using the same premises that I do, also sewing, so I feel my classes are becoming more recognised by their name.
I also use it for my etsy shop - bluepatch quilts'n'things although not much has happened there.

Thanks, Sheila! I hope you will head over to Bluepatch Quilter and say hi.


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Unknown said... #

Your work is beautiful! I'd love to hear more about how you learned to quilt so well and what not!

Amanda Rose

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

Sheila has such beautiful makes!
I think I speak for all us UK quilters when I say yes come and visit us soon, we'd love it!!

Katy Cameron said... #

Hi Sheila! *Waves from up the road*

Carla said... #

Aren't the hexies amazing!

Vicki said... #

Thanks Cindy and Sheila! I do love the Name Game!!

Sheila said... #

Thanks again Cindy for having me play the game.x

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

I love Sheila and all that she makes!
P.S. Yes, Cindy, please come and visit! And bring Deborah with you!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said... #

Lovely to meet Sheila and see all those beautiful makes! And I agree with the other UK quilters - Cindy come and visit us!