I feel the need to be a bit more specific (for myself and others) on why I started this blog, especially related to all things sewing. It is mainly for the following purposes:
- To provide ideas to other beginning quilters and sewing enthusiasts for fabric and pattern selection combinations as well as tips/tricks that I learn as I go along. I just love picking out fabrics and then deciding what pattern to use and I continue to learn a lot from others. I hope in this way, I can keep the good will going.
- To find a community. I have only been to one sewing expo and one local store class, but at both events I felt like an odd duck. Quilting came later in life for me (at 40) although it’s probably something I would have enjoyed long ago as well. Instead, I went the academic route concentrating on degrees and my career. My doctorate and law degree are still important to me and facilitate my teaching and research; however I find the creative side now equally important and fulfilling. So, even though I started quilting at mid-life, I am the youngest in the quilting rooms I’ve entered and not on the retirement track. Not that everyone needs to be the same as differences breed interest and fun, but I would like to meet some folks in similar situations. I did recently join the Modern Quilters Guild and look forward to their 2019 conference in Nashville. Maybe that will help me find community.
- To keep a diary of my projects. I give away most of my work so this blog will hold me accountable for keeping a record of the successes and not-so-successful projects.
Thanks for reading along and I hope you are enjoying whatever creative pursuits you have going now!