Monday, June 6, 2016

10 Questions for Nancy Philips

I'm pretty sure that Nancy has been a member of Country School Quilter longer than I have (almost 16 years). She's pretty quiet in meetings but if you want to get to know her you should come to Friday and Saturday sewing. I never knew her well until I started going.

1. If you live in Hanover (or the area), how many generations of your family have lived here and how did they come to settle here? If you moved here, where are you from and what brought you here? I was born in the city of Richmond at the old Johnston Willis Hospital. My family moved to Henrico County when I was in the second grade and I still live in Henrico Co. My dad is from King and Queen Co and mom from West Virginia.

2. When you were young what did you plan to be when you grew up and what happened with those plans? When I was in high school all I wanted to do was get a job, get married and have kids. I got a job and worked for the Richmond Times Dispatch for 46 years. I never got married and never had kids but I’m ok with that. I’ve had a great life.

3. What are your favorite things to do in the area? One of my favorite things to do and I don’t think it would be considered in this area, but it is not far, is to go Williamsburg and spend a couple of days.   

4. What’s your favorite meal? My favorite meal is prime rib, baked potato with just butter and salt and pepper and grilled asparagus.

5. What hobbies or activities do you do other than quilting? Where do you do them? How did you get involved with them? I have done most of the crafts and needlework but when I began quilting, it took up all of my time. I do exercise three time a week but I can’t see that it is a favorite of mine.

6. What’s your favorite vacation spot? Where do you want to go next? I usually spend one week in Nags Head and one in Holden Beach. In June I am going to South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Utah.

7. What saying best describes how you like to live your life? Live each day as it may be you last and if you don’t want to do something don’t do it. Life is too short to do something you don’t want to do.

8. Show us a photo (or photos) of where you create. My space is so small. I have my sewing machine set up in my bedroom in front of two windows that face the front of my townhouse. My fabric is in a closet in my smallest bedroom that is used as a TV room and I have stuff in corners everywhere I can find.

9. Show us a photo of the quilt that’s on your bed right now.

10. What is your all time favorite quilt and why? I have a queen size applique quilt that I hand quilted that took me a few years of my life to finish and I haven’t had the nerve to put it on a bed and the wall hanging I made from pictures that I took while I was in Alaska are two of my favorites.

Here's Nancy's applique quilt

This is a quilt that Nancy shared at a meeting a few years ago

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