Six Questions With Wendy Butler Berns
In this chat, we learn all about Wendy’s first quilting class, the source of some funny sounds you might have heard in the background of one of her classes, and her biggest source of inspiration.
Thanks for playing along, Wendy! And to all you Craftsy readers out there, make sure to check out Wendy’s awesome classes! And remember, we post a new Six Questions every week, so keep checking back!
What was your first quilting/sewing project?
In 1993, I took my first quilting class when my youngest child headed to preschool. It was a sampler class covering hand piecing and hand quilting. I just knew I would not have time for the handwork, so I had the instructor show me how to do the piecing and quilting by machine too…. In the end following this first class, I had completed TWO quilts. I have been quilting with that same passion ever since.
What are your three desert island quilting/sewing supplies?
Fabric, scissors, and a glue stick.
What item has been in your stash the longest?
My Gingher scissors.
Cat person, dog person, or do pets just interfere with your quilting/sewing time?
I have always been more of a cat person…. They are always joining me to keep me company in my studio. In fact, while filming for Craftsy, our female Siamese, kept jumping onto the table where we were working. You can hear her meowing in the background of the Machine Quilting course!
What was your biggest quilting/sewing disaster?
Actually, to tell the truth, I cannot think of one. Maybe one suppresses the really haunting memories. A number of times, I have completed a piece, realizing that my values were too close together because I had not spent enough time audition my fabrics ahead of time.
In 10 words or less, what inspires you?
The world around me- nature and my endearing family members.