As do most of my ideas, this one started with a conversation.
A few conversations actually.
I’ve had a very surprising amount of friends and family show interest in quilting – surprising to me at least! For some reason, even though I’ve connected with a large number of quilters through social media, it still seems like something no one actually does in real life….like all these very real people I talk to and interact with on a regular basis were just these internet beings who made beautiful things…but yet they also have jobs and families and stand in line at grocery stores and walk their dogs and therefore may actually be someone I pass in the hallways at work!
I don’t know. I just didn’t think that anyone outside of my little quilty internet bubble actually cared about quilts.
Yet more and more people were asking me questions. I remember being a curious beginner – so lost, so confused, and so grateful to have a mentor while I was learning that I began to think…what if instead of vaguely pointing these people to the interwebs for tutorials or recommending a local quilting class (confession…I hate classes and have never taken one for sewing…) what if I actually hosted an online beginner series? A virtual sew-along geared towards folks who have never touched a sewing machine but want to give it a go!
So that’s exactly what I did. Better yet, it’s a never-ended quilt-along. The tutorials will live right here, and you can join at any time!
I’ve loved seeing all the quilts made through these tutorials, and I especially love sharing this hobby I’ve grown quite passionate about with friends new and old. It not only makes my day to see photos of quilts from my patterns, but it’s also a huge source of creative inspiration! If you feel inclined to share, you can find me here, on Instagram, and Facebook! (Mainly IG!)
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