I took my first quilting class in the Fall of 2009. We used a simple pattern and learned about patchwork and quilting. We started with fabric selection and were guided through every step of the quilt-making process. Following this six week class, I was immediately hooked and found myself immediately signing up for the only class available to this wee beginner, an Underground Railroad Sampler quilt class. (I know talk about jumping in with your feet first!) Over the next ten months, seven of us met every Monday night at our LQS. We compared our progress. We discussed our challenges and of course, praised and cheered eachother along.
|I used the Kansas Trouble fabric line for this quilt.|
I finished this sampler 10 months later, just in time to gift it to my parents for the 50th wedding anniversary. I made it specifically for their motorhome, as they travel 5 months out of the year, and there's nothing better than a home-made quilt by their "favorite" daughter (LOL!!)to make a place feel like home. My mom loves it so much, she uses it on their bed at home during their non-travel months! (Yes, this was one of those ultimate moments for me!)
As you can see, I was pretty proud of my accomplishment too!
I always kinda miss the comaraderie of taking classes with quilty friends. Unfortunatly, I'm just too tired (or maybe I'm just getting older) at the end of school/work day to take a class until 9:00pm. We don't have a local guild. Saturdays are the only day off my husband and I have together. Store closed on Sundays. So thus, I'm grateful for blogging and our virtual guild of sorts we find here. Also, like many of you, I'm thankful for the opportunity of Tuesday Archives to document this sampler quilt here on my blog as I write a new post about an older quilt to share with you...
my "oohhh and aughhh" comaraderie of quilty friends.