Oh boy, where do I begin?
I started my quilting journey less than 3 years ago, and I’m totally hooked, some might even go so far as to say that I’m an addict.
I have made quilts for everyone in the family, som…
There is no cure known to any avid quilter or their partner. Tell Christmas visitors you are doing panto and re-enacting the Princess and the Pea fairy story by making them climb onto a fabulous bed layered with quilts! I love your “Explore the Unknown” quilt for made for Quilts for Care Leavers … Fabulous by the way xxx
Thanks Teresa, I can’t imagine my 87 year old father in law climbing onto bed und
sorry pressed post too soon.
I was trying to say, climbing onto the bed without a ladder to help him get to the top!
Oy Ami, you and me both. I just love the whole process, from purchasing fabrics to handsewing the final binding stitch. I have a massive pile too. And it’s growing. What to do with them all is a constant question. I need to find my habit, but selling doesn’t seem an option. I have no answers …..
It’s so hard isn’t it Candy?!?!
I’ve now got a new website so that I can sell some of the stockpile because otherwise I just haven’t got anywhere left to store the completed quilts or the money to buy more fabrics….
I have been to Festival of Quilts (FOQ) once before, in 2017 with my friend Lynne and we had a good but rather hectic day.
Since then I have made friends with the lovely Carol from my local quilt group and Deb…
It’s hard to stick with the decision not to point out the bits that you are not happy with but if you do, you just spoil the appreciation of the recipient as their eyes will always be drawn to the bits you point out to them. I now show them the bits I’m really happy with, i.e. the quilting or binding etc and it makes me (and them) have a more pos…[Read more]
Why am I so critical of my work? This is a question that I have asked myself many, many times, but why am I so critical of my sewing?
My first ever quilt
I am self-taught and have only been sewing /…
Like you, I am largely self-taught in quilting. And, like you, I feel the urge to point out every flaw. But we are all learners, and so I am going to try to accept the joy of the recipient while holding back the criticisms as part of my desire for improvement and development !
It’s hard to stick with the decision not to point out the bits that you are not happy with but if you do, you just spoil the appreciation of the recipient as their eyes will always be drawn to the bits you point out to them. I now show them the bits I’m really happy with, i.e. the quilting or binding etc and it makes me (and them) have a more positive experience and memory. Thanks for your comment Maggie x
Stashes, we all seem to have them, some bigger than others, but do we really need them?!?!
Fat quarter storage
I know, I know, it’s a hanging offence just to ask that kind of a question to quilters, but s…
It sounds sad, but I have actually nominated a “stash executor” in my will. I don’t want my machines, books and material ending up in a skip or a black binbag to the charity shop. She is cool with that, and I know it will then be used in C4CL (Quilts for Care Leavers) ongoing efforts either for fundraising or quilts.
That’s not sad, it’s practical and your family will be happy to hand the task over, I think I will do the same and find a stash executor.
Spiral Motion by Jo Gray
I recently attended the quilt show at the Region 8 Blackthorpe Barn Exhibition and saw some truly amazing quilts, and I hope someday I will be able to make something as good. Some of my…
I must admit I used to love going to the stitching and textile shows in the USA when I was a professional Cross Stitch Designer. I even taught classes at the one I went to in Riverside California, and went twice to Des Moines in Iowa, and a stitching show in New York. All these shows had an element of Quilting too, but that wasn’t my main focus then, so although I enjoyed looking at all the Quilts and booths with supplies, I did not bring suitcases of material back with me. In the UK I used to exhibit at Harrogate, Alexandra Palace, Manchester, Birmingham and Olympia to sell my Cross Stitch Kits and Patterns. My focus is now Quilting, but mobility issues make going to shows difficult both from the point of getting there and also being able to get round the halls, but I still enjoy going to Quilting shops and fabric stores when away on holiday.
I’m glad that you still go to shops and can enjoy browsing the fabrics and cross stitch items, try and enjoy your hobbies for as long as you can, they are one of life’s small pleasures
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