have you ever had a DREAM OF WHAT YOU WANTED TO TO DO BUT NEVER REALIZED IT?
I worked in the financial field for 30 years and the opportunity to retire presented itself in 2017. During the first few months of my retirement, I worked on miscellaneous items around the house and stumbled upon a letter that I had received from my great aunt Christine. I remembered I had visited her with my mother years ago before either of them had passed away. I opened the envelope and looked at the contents. Inside was a home-made template and step by step instructions on how to make a hand sewn Cathedral Window quilt square. Looking at the aged edges of the notebook paper with pieces of cotton muslin taped to with my aunt’s handwriting woke something up in me. I told my husband that I would like to learn to quilt. That Christmas he bought me a Brother HC1850 sewing machine. Armed with my new sewing machine and a trip to a local big box store to purchase fabric I sat down and searched You Tube for how to quilt.
We sold our home and built our forever home and moved, and I then had a designated sewing room. My Happy Place. I continued to piece quilt throws and tried to quilt them on my Brother HC1850 sewing machine. My first ever quilt I completed and gave to my husband. Then I made a quilt throw for my brother-in-law. The first queen size quilt I made was a Churn Dash quilt for my sister. And I knew then that I wanted to find a shop where I could rent a longarm machine and quilt this top myself. This was my first ever introduction to a “Quilt Shop” and I loved it. Dawn, the shop owner and Ms. Jean were a wealth of knowledge and patient with this new quilter. I learned so much from them....Read More