In reflecting on a new year and what it can bring, I sometimes like to look back. A couple of things happened over the past couple of years that have made me realize that quilting is more fun with a friend.
My daughters have become more involved in quilting and sewing. They both made quilts for a local show that were displayed. Lucy recently made a set of bags from a kit my mom gave us. Then she altered the sizes and made a set for her friend’s upcoming birthday. My other daughter also has made several small sewing projects through the year such as doll clothes and mug rugs. She made me a mug rug that I use for my phone so it does not vibrate the whole nightstand when the alarm goes off. I enjoy looking at it everyday.
I’m spoiled because I have 2 (almost instant) opinions on projects anytime I want or need it. I’m going to enjoy this because I know it will not always be like this. Also, they make me laugh! And what is better than that?
The second thing that happened is that I have finally made “quilty” friends. Shayne (IG @shayne.d.quilts) and I connected through our church. Having a friend to call and show projects to and bounce ideas off of is so beneficial. And fun!
Finding a local quilting community is important. If you do not have that, I encourage you to seek out people like you. You do not have to birth children to get quilting companions! Try a guild or take a class at your LQS or through your community center.
Happy Quilting ▶︎ ▶︎ ▶︎
PS – Find me on IG @lesleystorts – this is a fun way to connect with quilters and other artists!