Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Quilt Shows and Lessons
Wow, I can't believe I haven't blogged in over a month. Yes I have been busy with company, my sister Rita, for a month and other new projects
A few Toilet Tank Toppers and
I am most excited about finally getting to a quilt show.
My Quilt Guild, Racing Fingers Quilt Guild, provided volunteers for the AQS Daytona Beach show. I volunteered two days, one to check in students for classes and one to work our charity booth making "fidget quilts". I forgot my camera that day so I do not have a picture of a fidget quilt to show you. I will try to remember my camera for the next guild meeting and take a picture.
There were so many beautiful quilts to see. My all time favorites were the Japanese quilts. They were absolutely gorgeous! My pictures do not do them justice but here are two of my favorites:
I was truly humbled by the skill of these artist quilters.
I am always trying to learn new skills. My husband told me I could be a professional student and love it. He was right. Unfortunately it pays nothing and cost a lot so I stick with the online classes and friends teaching me. My latest skill is Free Motion Quilting.
I have tried to learn this skill for two years through books and Youtube. It was a total and frustrating failure. I was in luck though because I ran into one of the instructors at my local quilt shop at AQS Daytona Beach and asked about a free motion class. She told me she was offering one on March 11, score! It was a small class and I finally learned what I was doing wrong. Thanks Jan! Now All I have to do is practice. My hearts are a little wonky and lumpy but I think with practice they will be fine.
When I look back at my Last 30 days I see how active I was, thanks to my sister. Rita kept be moving and laughing. As a result I no longer struggle with going to sleep, I have ditched the sleeping pills, and I have more energy.
How about you, do you get into slumps? How do you get out of them?
As always you can find my creations at daytonadamsel.etsy.com
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