Weekend Update – How did you start Quilting?
A woman I had met through a mutual friend was teaching a paper foundation class and I decided to check it out. The little quilt is made from two cotton shirts, one blue and one gray, and some white-on-white fabric for the inner border that a fellow classmate gave to me. The teacher and I became friends and I spent many saturday afternoons in her studio as I began my quilting adventure.
It wasn’t the first time I’d tried quilting, but this time it stuck. Besides my new quilting friend, I connected with quilters online and quickly started joining fabric and quilt block swaps. I makes me smile when I encounter some of those early fabrics … though I confess I cringe a little about some of those blocks that still haven’t been made into quilts.
The topic for this weekend is your quilter’s origin story: How did you learn to quilt and become a quilter?