Quiltsinmotion Posted August 18, 2006 Report Share Posted August 18, 2006 What a wonderful way to end a very long day I also wish that some day we could all get together what fun we would have . I have not one degree in anything , was asked to start quilting maybe 15 yrs ago silly me I thought quilting was for little old ladies that could sit still for hours . That was not my cup of tea , I at the time had a young son to take care and sitting still for hours was not something that we did very often . I do not regret any of those days . Being a stay at home Mom was a wonderful joy . I took my first quilting class in 1999 3 yrs before my son graduated from high school then left for the Navy was happy for him but at the same time sad for me for my life [what I spent yrs on ] just packed up and left . Being the adult I was sure I could handle anything . I raised him to be independent and all that jazz . Wow I now know what the term empty nest means . At this point in my life I had pieced and applique many quilts , learned to hand quilt , spent 6 yrs hand quilting with a group of older ladies at a local church they used the money for repairs . Hand quilting brings a peace to my soul that can'tbe describe in words [like going to the ocean and listen to the power of the waves ] any way I then started looking at machine quilting for I was making alot of quilts , didn't enjoy quilting on my DM , never really tried oh I did quilt three tote bags on my DM . So here I am at the age of 49 this yr , just bought my millinnium in June . The rest of the story is history . Will I ever have clients to quilt for ? One will never know for this is a very small town 1000 + maybe . I will have friends that I will quilt for , I will be able to quilt for my own , so yes I am a little crazy to spend so much on a toy ..... but I will,repeat,will have fun , fun , fun . One thing quilting has taught me , is how to use color to its fullest , I don't do math either thank gosh for DH . even he gets upsets at times . I really need to use both sides of my brain . I am ready to move somewhere in a heart beat ! I will learn to drive in snow if I have to Thanks again for wonderful chat and very diverse storys , we all have the love of quilting to bring us together no matter how or why we got here . Good night ladies Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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