March 02, 2023

10 Years (And a Pattern Sale)!

What were you doing 10 years ago today? On March 2, 2013, I was writing and then hitting publish on my first post here at Devoted Quilter and wondering if anyone would ever read it. Thankfully people did!
Before I could write that first post, Paul had to teach me how to move pictures from our camera to our computer; that's how limited my technology skills were. I've sure come a long way since then 😊

So much has changed because of this blog. Back then I had no notion of becoming a pattern designer. I thought you had to have some kind of special art degree or something to be able to design quilts, so it never occurred to me that it was something I could do. I sometimes wrote devotions, but I wasn't sharing them anywhere and most times I'd start them without finishing anything. 

I had never heard of quilt alongs, so I certainly didn't think I'd ever be hosting my own. But once I started reading blogs I learned about them and in 2016 I hosted my first one. It was a mystery QAL called Just The Basics and this was the final result. There are three quilts shared in the finish parade for that QAL and I was thrilled that people wanted to sew along with me 😊 Now my annual Easter QAL grows every year and I'm still just as thrilled that people want to quilt with me!
Just the Basics mystery quilt along |
More than anything, starting this blog gave me a community of quilting friends. In 2013 I didn't have friends to quilt with, so starting to meet quilters online opened up a whole new world of people who shared my love of fabric and thread and time at the sewing machine. It is a daily joy to share pictures of my quilting and spend time checking out what other quilters are doing, either on social media or on their blogs. I've been able to meet a few of you in person and I look forward to the day I get to meet even more of you!

To celebrate 10 years, it's time for a pattern sale! Now through Monday, March 6th, all patterns are 25% off, no coupon code needed.

Shop the sale now!

Fifty-Fifty, Sparkler and Stand Out Starburst are just three of the patterns available in my shop and on sale this weekend.
Quilt patterns from Devoted Quilter |
Thank you for reading and commenting on these posts, for likes and comments on social media, for buying my patterns and taking my workshops. Thank you for sharing your quilts and your stories; I'm constantly inspired by the amazing things I see other quilters making.

I can't wait to see where this quilting journey takes us all in the next 10 years!


  1. I'm so glad you hit publish and tried new things, Leanne. It's a delight to have met you and have you as a friend. Happy blogiversary!!

  2. Happy blogiversary! It is fun having quilty friends far and near, and the reason I started, too since we were planning on retiring to an island in Maine. I am here now, and like you, so grateful for the quilting community!

  3. Happy 10 year anniversary. I enjoy your blog.


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