October 10, 2013 by sewgonestitching
I came across this blog post from “Quilting is my Therapy”:
I love this post for so many reasons.
It reminds of my own “first steps” into the sewing and quilting world. I think of my Grandmother making me my very own terry “housecoat” to use after swimming at the cottage, my Great Aunt helping me make a real pattern for pajama shorts I loved, and I remember my first “quilting epiphany” – the first time I looked at a quilt … really truly saw it for every stitch worth and fell in love with this craft.
The author in turn also reminds me how important it is to be able to share your love of quilting and sewing with others. The knowledge and support gained by joining a group, guild, club or community is unparalleled to any notion, pattern, fabric, or machine money can buy. Right now my life is hectic and busy – mom to a 2 year and 4 year old boys, commuting to a full time job and sewing in “spare” time. I can so easily forget to acknowledge the force behind my creativity . . . . my own special group of sewing ladies. It doesn’t matter how long I’ve been away, I’m always enthusiastically welcomed. It’s just so good to connect with my sewing family!
Now listen to me and go out there and find your own sewing family . . .
- sign up for a class at your local sewing store or quilt shop
- find your Guilds in your area and attend a meeting as a guest
- start your own group – not as hard as you think!
- recruit new sewers by offering to teach what you know
My own special “thanks” to the author of the mentioned post, Angela Walters, for sharing her story and posting about the importance of having her own sewing family. You are a very talented and gifted quilter and I enjoy following your work.
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Tell me about your sewing or quilting family! Do you belong to a group, guild or club? Why is sharing your passion important to you?