was given to me by Pat Sloan. I had the pleasure of chatting with Pat at the Spring Quilt Market in SLC. I had asked her advice about quilting machine brands and during the conversation, I mentioned that I loved to teach and would love to go that route with my quilting.
She looked me in the eyes and said, “What are you doing here at market? You need to be teaching at the national quilting shows.” At least that is how I remember it, I tend to dramatize things in my mind though.
I had really never considered putting in a class proposal at a national quilting show, it seemed so far-fetched….so out of my league. But she was so gracious with her time and advice that I had to at least give it a try. So I put together a few class proposals…..and I GOT IN!!!!!
I will be teaching ‘Machine Quilting for the Modern Quilt”, “Techniques for Quilting Negative Space” and “Quilting Efficient” and I am thrilled.
Now before I finish the rest of this post….allow me to pull out my soap box…..for I shall do a little preaching…..are you ready??
More than once I have heard modern quilters moan that there aren’t any modern quilts in quilt shows. I have heard them mutter that there aren’t any classes for the modern quilter. I want to encourage you to check out the show, whether you quilt on a longarm quilting machine or a sewing machine. Consider entering a quilt in the show….even if you haven’t done it before. And, of course, I would love to have you come check out one of my classes. Ok….I am off my soapbox….for now!
Now….before you all run off to the website to register for all my classes (hey I can dream, can’t I?)……you will have to wait just a minute. The class schedule isn’t available yet. But you can be sure that I will let you know as soon as it is available.
Thank you to all my bloggy friends who have been so encouraging…..hugs!!!!!
And, because I think every blog post should have a picture, a totally unrelated but completely adorable picture of my youngest!