My name is Tim Latimer, I live in Lansing MI. I am a Certified Florist and a Floral Design Instructor for the Michigan Floral Association. I am chair person of the Certified Florist Committee at the Michigan Floral Association. I have a degree in Horticulture and I am an avid gardener. I collect vintage and antique quilt tops and finish them. My goal is to preserve the fine art of hand quilting. I have over 200 quilt tops and decided (with encouragement from Karen Alexander) to share them. This Blog will be about sharing the quilts, and my garden, and perhaps some bragging about Teddy; the best dog ever.
Here he is enjoying a quilt I made for Christmas 2010
Here I am on a Garden visit in Iowa
I started quilting in about 2006. I have had a quilts in an AQS shows (Grand Rapids 2012, 2 in Lancaster 2013, Des Moines 2013, Grand Rapids 2013, Arizona, Lancaster, Paducah 2014 ) and in the show “Male Call” at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in 2012 and 2014
My Tree of life quilt won the best hand workmanship award in Grand Rapids 2013.
I mainly quilt in a hoop (see video…link on the right sidebar.) but am experimenting with quilting in a frame.
Every quilt is different so I will used different batting, different thread and different needles for each. I try to post several times per week and show all stages of every quilt. I hope you enjoy following my progress.