Welcome to My Quilting Blog
The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
— William Arthur Ward
Welcome to my blog. I’m not sure where I’m going with it. For now, it is about my adventures in quilting.
I have been quilting for six years. I have not developed a particular style, as I am open to try almost anything – quilting related. I tend to jump in with both feet, and have been told that I have done a few things which are more advanced, then maybe I should have done at my experience level.
I love the creativity quilting allows. From selecting fabrics, to designing. Taking a pattern and changing it to meet my whims.
I am a self-professed learner… I enjoy learning, and quilting is definitely giving me that “fix”. I don’t have a style, and I hope I never acquire one.
I’m 47, married to the same guy with 4 children, Boy 28, Girl 26, Boy 16, Girl 14, and one granddaughter 7. I live in the best place on Earth (according to the advertising, and I agree), British Columbia. I am also a Kidney Cancer Survivor and Thriver!
I am currently an Administrative Assistant Relief, as well as a Cashier at a local grocery store. I worked in the computer industry for awhile, ran my own business. My favourite was teaching. I also do free-lance editing/formatting/proofreading of documents. I have to have some work to pay for my habit… I mean my hobby.
I would love to have my own quilt shop, and if I can’t do that, I would definitely want to teach.
My goals and aspirations with regards to quilting:
- Become a quilt teacher (I have taught a few classes, Bargello. Beginner and Paper-piecing.
- Enter a quilt into a contest.
- Enter a quilt into a juried quilt show.
- Perfect my piecing… so when I do follow a pattern it is the size it is supposed to be.
- Perfect my free motion quilting skills – I want to get over the anxiety that quilting causes me.
Another goal, is to keep my information up to date. Didn’t realize it has been four years since I updated this page!