Thursday, September 10, 2009

Quilting for a Grade?

Quilting was something I had always been interested in. It was something that I looked at and assumed immediately that there was no way I could do that and do it well. In the summer of 2005 I took a very basic beginner quilting class at our local crafts store and almost instantly my addiction and enjoyment of it was found. The class was so perfect for new beginners. We got to pick our fabrics and colors and work towards a final product. The final product is what grabs most quilters and for me that's what I do it for. I quilt because I find a great project idea or block idea and want to make it or the other leading reason is because I have a certain someone I want to give my quilt to. The final product and a gift to someone else are the two forces that drive my quilting.

I am a college student in my junior year and finding time and money to quilt is hard to come by however now one of my classes has given me the change to do what I love for a grade! A quilting class? A domestic housewife class? No, it is a writing class where our task is to join in and be apart of an online community. There are so many things that people have to offer and this community created through the internet can be the portal where the insights and ideas and thoughts can be shared easily and freely.

For my class project I am blogging about my experiences as I begin to tackle the extensive list of quilt blocks. I call it my Quilt Block Tour. Some may be way out of my level of expertise and some may be fairly simple. I will document the process I go through and the things I come up against and things that I struggled with and just can't seem to fix! Through this community we can all teach each other and learn crazy tricks of the trade. I'm excited to be able to spend time on this class by doing something I enjoy as well as sharing and hearing feedback and tips from others along this journey!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a fun journey! Welcome to the online community :)