So, by now, most of us know that I learned how to quilt from my husband’s grandparents. My mom wasn’t the “sewing type”, she was the “drop-everything-and-help-out-your-kids type” but not the sewing type. So after I learned how to quilt, more than 8 years ago, I tried to convince her to learn.
“Mom!!!” I would say in my most whiny tone, “you don’t understand, I can quilt them for you!” But I couldn’t persuade her.
Then my aunt came into town and didn’t even give my mom a choice, she drug her to a local quilt shop and helped her pick out fabrics for her first quilt. Now I am proud to say my mom is hooked! (Funny how that happens!)
She finished her first quilt top and gave it to me to quilt (now she understands how cool it is to have a longarmer in the family!). Her she is with the finished quilt:
It’s so fun to quilt quilts for friends and family. There is none of the stress of worrying if they will like it or not! And I have to say it’s great to have another quiltmaker in the family. I plan on never piecing a quilt top again……isn’t that what moms are for?