October Member Profile

This month’s member profile is Sandra Warr.


Let’s see what she has to say:

What project are you currently working on?

Of course there are more than one!  There’s the log-cabin inspired Bee quilt top constructed with Kaffe Fassett charm squares & strip sets from the quilt shop hop that needs to be quilted and bound, a paper-pieced quilt top (also from the Bee Babes) that’s not quite big enough, so I need to make 12 more blocks, and an “heirloom” quilt made from blocks pieced by my husband’s great-grandmother that I’m attempting to hand-quilt.  I’m also making “Prayer Bears” for a church ministry that’s an ongoing project, and whatever clothing my daughter requests.

Where is your favorite place to go in Atlanta?

The Fox Theatre – my husband and I have been Broadway in Atlanta season ticket holders for many years – and The Varsity.

What is your day job?

I’m officially retired, but have recently returned to my pre-retirement job at the State Accounting Office on a temporary part-time assignment.

When did you learn to sew and from whom?

The first thing I remember sewing is a skort (except back then we called them “scooter skirts” – I don’t know why) in eighth grade home ec, but Mom taught me a lot during and after that class.

Do people in your family sew?

My mom made lots of my clothes when I was growing up – even prom dresses.  My sister also sews and my daughter is learning.

Why do you sew?

It’s what I do.  I like making pretty things for other people.

What is your favorite sewn item you’ve made?

A “Belle” costume (from Beauty and the Beast) for my daughter one Halloween.

What is the one thing you hate to sew?

I don’t like to do mending.