Hi Everyone! I am so so excited to be popping in to say hello today!
My name is Rebecca Johnson, I’m an Aussie and I blog over at Chasing Cottons. Just like all of you, I am super passionate about Sewing and Quilting. I love to sew, I love to create things.
A few years ago I went to my very first quilt show, I instantly fell in love with the amazing fabrics and the incredible quilts. I bought my first bundle of fabric and first easy quilt pattern and I was off. Once I had cut into the fabric and got half way through the pattern I found I didn’t really like how it was coming together, so I started rearranging the pieces, adding more fabric here and there and I have been designing my own quilts ever since.
On March 19th 2010, I gave birth to my third child. A little boy named Chase. We discovered right after he was born that his lungs didn’t develop properly and after fighting for 2 days, he passed away. It was the most devastating thing for me, my husband and my two other children. We have all be struggling with the loss of my little boy.
So, I have found myself sewing, designing new patterns and quilts as an escape. To keep my mind focused on something else. To give me something to do, to keep busy, and to be excited about. To keep my mind active. I threw myself into the Blogging/Quilting world. It has been an amazing source of healing as it has helped me get through this difficult time. I named my blog after my son and my love for all things cotton… Chasing Cottons.
My blog has grown over the last 12 months and I have loved every minute of it. These past few months I have been teaching a free online course called Quilt Class 101. I wanted to be able to share my passion and quilting knowledge with you. The classes run over 14 weeks touching on a different topic. I wanted to have a place compiled in one spot that can help those that want to make their first quilt, maybe touch up on a few skills or link up your own tutorials to help those following along in the class. You can see the course outline HERE.
I love the online community. I think the best thing about the Internet, is being able to see all of your creations and inspire each other.. its like sharing your quilts with your best friends who ‘get’ quilting!!
Thank you so much Michelle for having me here today… Bec xx
xx Thank you… Bec xx