I always wanted to sew as a little girl. My Mother wanted me to wait until I took home ec. In school to learn how to use a sewing machine properly, so I bided my time w/needlework, mostly embroidery. I could not wait to enter 7th grade and learn how to sew. You couldn't stop me after that. I made all of my clothes, almost, including my formals for high school. As time passed, I went to college and got married, not doing much sewing during ... Read Full Bio »
I always wanted to sew as a little girl. My Mother wanted me to wait until I took home ec. In school to learn how to use a sewing machine properly, so I bided my time w/needlework, mostly embroidery. I could not wait to enter 7th grade and learn how to sew. You couldn't stop me after that. I made all of my clothes, almost, including my formals for high school. As time passed, I went to college and got married, not doing much sewing during this time. I did work in fabric stores during some of that time, but didn't have much time for myself. Then my 1st child was born and I was making baby & toddler clothes. (seems strange as I look back that I found the time to sew after I had my 1st child, doesn't it?) After a few more years that didn't interest me anymore because I had 2 boys and as they grew, my focus shifted to costumes and household items. It was about 2 yrs. after this that I met a neighbor who had boys too, and in getting to know each other, we found out that we really appreciated many of the same things, quilts being one of them. Both of us had sewn in the past, but neither of us had attempted a quilt! How could we, we thought. Too complicated and so much work. Well, we signed up for a beginning quilting class and we both fell in love with quilting. Who was going to make their first quilt for their bed? I bought my material first and immediately started the process of piecing the top together. My friend's life went haywire-husband one of the TSA strikers & lost his job, they moved, he died a few yrs. after, she moved, etc. Well, meanwhile, my quilt top was all pieced and just sat in the closet, waiting for me to finish it. My friend and I talked constantly, even though we no longer lived near each other & she would keep asking me about my quilt and when I was going to actually quilt it & finish it? Well, I never did, she became impatient w/me & took it from me & finished it for me. What I realized was, I loved to piece but not so much hand quilt a king size quilt. On the other hand, she had her material and never even started to piece it together because she realized that she much preferred the quilting part of it. So, I pieced her quilt for her and she quilted it and we now each have a quilt made by the two of us. I will never get rid of that quilt! It is one of my most treasured items I have. And now, many decades later, I am retired & the quilting bug has bitten me again, all because of Craftsy! I now have more classes than I could ever think of! I am so excited about sewing again. I feel the same way I did when I started sewing way back in Jr. High school. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful classes with all of us that are scattered hither an' yon.
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