Shortly after my first quilting class, I was told that there was a new quilting group forming, and I was asked if I would be interested in joining. You bet I was! The group was made up of gals who didn't even know how to sew sitting right alongside others who had been quilting for many years and could rightfully be called experts. As seems to be the case whenever quilters gather, everyone's efforts were genuinely praised and both beginners and the more experienced alike felt free to bring questions and problems to the group for help and suggestions. The support of those other 15-20 women was invaluable to my personal growth as a quilter.
Then I started working for a quilt store making shop samples and custom-ordered quilts. This was very interesting and certainly forced me to work "outside the box" using colors, fabrics and patterns that I would have never chosen myself. The downside was that I was always working under a deadline, and there was more work than I could keep up with and still find time to do any quilting for myself. It was a great job and I feel very grateful for the experience it gave me, but eventually I decided to let it go.
Now I'm to the point where I'm seriously interested in building an online market for my one-of-a-kind handmade baby quilts. I've been working with my web designer daughter in readying a website to showcase my baby quilts and offer them for sale. We're getting close to the debut of same, and in the meantime, I thought starting this quilting blog would go hand-in-hand with and be an introduction to marketing the baby quilts.
I'd love to have input from all of you and am eager to meet new quilting friends through this blog. Please feel free to share my blog address with anyone you think might be interested. Thanks so much for stopping by.