I know I haven't posted in a while. Oh you lucky people I'm back and ready to blog.
I just got back from a week teaching at Empty Spools Seminars session 2. I taught a new class this time. Renegade Thread Play it was a hit if I do say so myself.
They got so much done and went home feeling more confident about "how to" finishing those nagging projects that they where afraid of completing.
Most of the students have taking one of my fusible classes either Beachscapes class of the Fusible Flower class.
When they got home they either froze on how to finish it or when they get home they have to go back to work and wont have the time to quilt.
We started out with a practice piece where they were allowed the freedom to make mistakes while learning a new technique.It’s very easy for me to give them permission but harder for them to relax and know its OK to make ugly stitches while you are figure this out and no one is judging them.
Then they went to my simple flower pattern the Sunflower. Its broad petal are perfect for quilting and using what they just learned.
Then when they felt ready they went to their unfinished projects and with my guidance. They made great progress.
These are some of the quilts they now know how to finish!
I once asked some very skilled and talented quilters this question. “Did you start out with great stitch right from the beginning? And they all said, “NO, we have closets full of ugly quilts.”
So my new mantra is, You have to make ugly stitches to get to the beautiful stitches!
We all have crapy quilts in the closet only no one is telling! So I'm telling you!
So after 5 days of non stop quilting these gals where changed and a lot better at quilting than when they arrived.
Cant wait to teach this again.