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Sunday, September 6, 2009

My first blog!

Okay, I am going to attempt to start a blog. My name is Toby Lischko. I am a quilt designer, teacher, and addicted quilter. I started quilting in 1985 and got hooked after my first lesson. I have my own company Gateway Quilts & Stuff, that I started in 1998 and a website that I started a year ago. I am now celebrating my first anniversary. I also have a Facebook fan page at Please consider becoming my "fan". I will use my blog to keep you updated about what is going on with my quilting. My FB fan page will also contain things happening on my website.
I am currently working on a quilt for Hoffman fabrics for fall market with a wonderful fabric collection called Treasures from the East. It will be a free web pattern on their website. I will post the link of it as soon as it is on their website. When I get it done, I will post a photo of it.
Like most quilters, I have many projects going on at one time. As I get a hang of this blog thing (and time to work on it), I will start adding photos of my work. I hope you enjoy reading about my quilting adventures, which get better every day!


Corinne said...

I'll put the blog link on your designer page AND mention it on's FaceBook page. Welcome to the blogosphere.

Rochelle said...

Hi Toby! So glad I checked out your blog! I'm looking forward to keeping up with your doings! You can follow mine at


Robin said...

Hi Toby, nice start. I will be following you go Google Reader. Please visit my blog at


Barbara said...

Hi Toby I too just started a blog so we will be newbies together. I wonder if I can come up with enough of interest to get any readers to follow. Good luck to you.
Please visit me at:

Toby Lischko said...

It is so good to see all you bloggers. I'll have to follow your example!

Cindy said...

Hi Toby, I'll be checking in to see what's going on! I've been blogging for about a year and a half. It really is fun and makes you stop and reflect on what's going on in your quilting life!

Daphne Greig said...

Hi Toby,
Look forward to hearing about your work and travels. I've been blogging for about a year and a half. It's been fun to post notes and pictures (and to look back at what I've been doing - just like Cindy).

Sandi said...

Hi Toby,
Congratulations on starting a blog. You'll really enjoy it and meet and share with lots of quilters and stitchers from all over the world. Have fun! Oh, and the quilt in the photo is gorgeous!