About me…

Hi!  I’m Sam, also known as the Madfabriholic behind the Diary of a Madfabriholic.
The Shawl meets Washington(Look, that’s me in DC, and I did go to junior high and high school in suburban NoVa, but in reality you can now find me in Colorado…)

Since I began blogging some years back, I’ve expanded my obsessions extracuriculars, and now knit and crochet as well as quilt.   You can be certain that there will be plenty of luscious fabrics and stunning yarns to admire round these parts.

Between my 2 school age kids and my full time job, I don’t get nearly enough time to sew anymore.  Knitting happens more often- it can sneak into my purse and go where I go…  That super full life keeps me from blogging as much as I’d like, too.

If you hang around and get to know me, you’ll find I love to hit thrift stores in search of kitschy vintage goodies, have a painful sense of humor that leans toward puns, and also that I am a crunchy bleeding heart liberal and an atheist who gets fired up about social justice issues, especially poverty.  This blog rarely touches upon those things, and instead mostly sticks with the fiber based crafts and occasional gratuitous photos of my kids- but I feel like it’s best to be up front so there’s no ugly surprises later. Oh, and my entire family might be a little obsessed with zombies, bacon, mustaches, and Disney Land.


If that sounds good to you, great!  I’m happy to meet you- and I hope you’ll leave a comment and a link back to your site.

12 responses to “About me…

  1. I’m a fabric-holic, too, glad top meet you. i found you through your blog when you commented on Amy Gibson’s Sugar block Club. I took her Block of the MOnth course last year through Craftsy and even though I have been quilting for 30+ years now ,I learned so many new tricks and eagerly joined her Sugar block Club. Two years away from retirement, I’m open to visiting or relocation of different areas and Colorado is high on my list.

    • Amy is a great teacher- she has so many good tricks! Colorado is a wonderful place to live… we’ve been here 13 years now and can’t imagine leaving. It’s a really great place to raise kids…

      Nice to “meet” you!


  2. Sounds like my kind of person..who can combine a love of quilting, and a passion for social justice! Love the introduction (and honesty LOL) Nice to meet you! 🙂

  3. And here I was not 5 minutes ago musing on whether or not there are any atheist quilters out there and ‘lo I find a kindred spirit especially with the zombies and bacon thing. I look forward to seeing the worlds first bacon inspired quilt…….lolz.

    • I think there are probably a fair number of us out there, but maybe out there kind of quietly? It took me quite a while to add the A word to my public profiles on places like this blog, facebook, etc…

      Good to “meet” you!


  4. Sue

    Hi Sam, Just stumbled across your blog in cyberland as one does from time to time .. and signed up to “follow” I live in the UK around 40 miles outside London and have been playing around with quilting, patchwork and fabric for around 5 years .. however, my lovely sampler quilttop which has been basted for over a year still needs quilting so I guess I sorta get sidetracked easily plus I don’t want to make a mess of it! I’ve also signed up for this years Sugarblock Club. Am with you all the way on social injustice! Looking forward to getting to know you 🙂

  5. Hi Sam, I always struggle how to reply to your comment. Is your email address hidden here somewhere? 😉

  6. stephanieboon

    I’ve really enjoyed browsing around your blog, but have to say this page made me really smile for I am also an atheistic bleeding heart liberal with a penchant for charity shops!!! Nice to meet you, I’m Stephie!

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