When people ask me where I learned to sew, the answer’s always the same. My mom. My dear, sweet, tiny mama. She taught each of her three daughters to operate her very nice sewing machine. She spent hours helping us rip seams and fix mistakes. She listened to us whine about how boring sewing was. Turns out, all three of us are pretty darn crazy about the hobby today.
My mother has sewn at least one hundred quilts since my birth. And she’s not slapping together the average log cabin variety. No way, jose. My mom is a quilting artist and she’s quickly gaining some noteriety.
To be less vague and get to the actual point, my mom was featured in a full page spread in the October/November issue of Quilting Arts! And this is her second time in the magazine! I am so proud of that woman.
She entered the “Signature Color Reader Challenge” and submitted a quilt block that was so wonderfully different from the other entries. She has always loved the color chartreuse, for as long as I can remember. And her block included colors that showcased it wonderfully.
Pick up a copy and check out her impeccable attention to detail (that a crappy iPhone picture cannot capture). If I could by new things, this would be framed on my wall. Next year, folks. Luckily there’s a copy waiting back home.
My mom is constantly inspiring me. She’s my biggest cheerleader and leaves such sweet little comments on this blog. Beyond all the other life skills she taught me, I’m so grateful she taught me and both of my sisters to sew. Now we share text messages of our latest creations, we ask for feedback about ideas, and we’re so incredibly supportive of each other. I love that. I’m so blessed.
Keep on creating mom!