This past Saturday and Sunday I worked on 5 self-binding receiving blankets. I followed the instructions of Jenny Doan from the Missouri Star Quilt Company YouTube Tutorial. I have spoken to Jenny, Jackie and Natalie several times over at MSQC and they all have been extremely pleasant and fun to speak with. I have called several times with questions regarding their tutorials, if they didn't know the answer right then, before we hung up I was on the phone with a person who did! Folks, this what I call customer service!!!;o)
I would also like to boast about 2 quilters here in NC that are not only my friends but great resources for EVERY quilter. First up is Lori R who blogs at Talk is Cheap Quilts. After I moved here to NC, Lori was the first quilter that I met. She is the owner of Cotton Fields Quilt Shop in Washington, NC. She truly is a wealth of knowledge, a GREAT quilter and a SUPER teacher!!! Lori has showed me nothing but love and support ever since I have know her. I have taken several classes in Lori's shop...what a great time we all had! Here is a pic from her one of her Beginner's Quilt Class.
Please go and show her some love over at her shop and blog!!!
I was in Cotton Fields Quilt Shop explaining my dilemma (With the breast cancer quilt from my last post) to Lori. I shared with her how I under priced the quilt and how I wanted to start quilting for others. I wanted to initially send the quilt to a long arm quilter just to get it done, but after doing some price shopping, it was clear that I had to quilt it myself!
After I finished shopping and talking, Lori happened to think of someone who could teach me the ropes of quilting for others per se. That someone was Dawn Hendrix. I was kind of
Dawn just so happens to be a Long Arm Quilter. About a year ago I SO BADILY wanted the HQ Sweet Sixteen Sit-Down, but that quickly changed after spending the day with Dawn. Before I knew it I was meandering the breast cancer quilt on her long arm. I truly can't express how I felt, but I can say this, it was one of the best feelings I have ever experienced. I felt that it was my calling or that I was born to long arm. Now, I am not saying that I am in a league with Dawn, Lori or any of my other quilting idols (Melissa, Natalia, Nicole, Judi, Leah and Amanda Jean), I am just saying ONE DAY I WILL BE! So with that said, HQ Avante here I come!
Well this is enough for today, I pray that you all will be Blessed 2 Quilt today!