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Quilt Featured: Nova Pieced by: Kathy Myers - Quilted by: Penny Dixon
Shown at: The 2018 Common Threads Quilt Show

Meet Marilyn Snyder

I live in Powell, but grew up in Blacklick and graduated from Gahanna Lincoln High School. My major at OSU was in the College of Home Economics, where I received a BS degree in Family & Child Development. I taught Preschool for several years, most recently, children's computer classes. I now work part time at my church, St. Joan of Arc in Powell. My husband, Steve, (of 48 yrs.) and I, have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

What's something interesting about you that not many people know?

Something about me that not many people know, is that I celebrated my 70th birthday last December. I have been a member of the Guild for about 13 yrs. and have enjoyed my time serving as President.

Hobbies Outside of Quilting

My hobbies include gardening, reading, water aerobics and quilting.

Let's Talk Quilting

We sat down with Marilyn and asked her about quilting. She had some great answers to our questions!

How long have you been quilting?

I have been quilting for about 14 yrs. I started by making baby quilts for Birth Right, The Christ Child Society and now Moms 2 B. I love hand quilting, but was happy to learn how to machine quilt for faster results.

Who taught you how to quilt?

My mother taught me how to sew and my grandmother lead me to quilting. A very special quilt I am trying to finish is a king size one that my grandmother made for us. The frame was set up in her living room and we would hand quilt whenever I got to visit.

Why do you enjoy quilting?

I enjoy the whole process of picking out & matching fabrics, piecing, quilting & binding, usually finishing a quilt before starting another one. It's my therapy, most of the time!

Would you ever repeat a quilt pattern you've already made?

Easy patterns I do repeat, but more difficult ones, I usually do not.

Tell us about your first quilt.

My first quilt was a Christmas Dresden Plate wall hanging, from a class. My first "real" lapsize quilt was an Ohio Star, pieced but never quilted 😢.