My grandmother, Rose quilted…My Mother, Dorothy did not–until later in life.
My sisters and I quilt, but my five daughters do not….
I’ve often heard that quilting skips a generation and my family was following suit…
I’m really excited to report that my five daughters–who have never been interested in quilting before–have had a change of heart!
All of them want to learn how to quilt!
WHY ARE MILLENNIALS SUDDENLY INTERESTED IN QUILTING?
What brought about this sudden interest in quilting by a new generation? (and many of their friends!)
Perhaps it’s their age? They are all out of college and have more time for hobbies.
Perhaps it’s their interest in home decorating? They all have their own houses and apartments to furnish.
Perhaps creativity must find an outlet?
Perhaps— What’s old is new again!?
Over the next few months, we will let each of them explain what motivated them to try quilting.
A NEW FEATURE—FROM NOVICE TO EXPERT
Starting next week, my daughters, Faye and Nora will introduce themselves and share their journey as they learn how to quilt. Both are true novices. They know some of the lingo, but have never done any machine stitching. Faye and Nora offer differing design esthetics, color preferences and artistic skills.
Both are willing to share their successes and failures (with a sense of humor) along the way!
I think it will help all of us review our basic skills and refine our design choices.
Once they get the ball rolling, Claire, Deirdre and Olivia will join us for several group and individual projects…and we might even get a cameo from brother, Patrick??!!
We are excited to share our family’s range of sewing skills.
We will share every step of the process!
Faye and Nora have been talking to their friends who want to learn quilting. Several of their friends don’t have a quilter in the family and they don’t know where to begin…
We will begin at the beginning…No question or topic too small!
- Where to find a sewing machine
- How to choose the best sewing machine
- How to get started stitching
- How to use a rotary cutter
- Where to find sewing/quilting help
- Essential skills every quilter should know
- Bare essential tools for quilting
- Wish List quilting tools
- How to design your first quilting project
- How to choose fabric and where to buy it
- How to choose thread
- How to start a Quilter’s Notebook
- and much, much more—share YOUR ideas!!!
THE EXPERTS–WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We hope YOU will be the EXPERTS!
We need YOUR help!
I have some of the answers…but 10,000 heads are better than one!
Between all of us, we probably have most of the answers…
THE MORE, THE MERRIER!
Would YOU like to follow along?
Do YOU have a friend or family member who is interested in quilting?
Please tell YOUR family and friends to join us!
Join us here at The Inbox Jaunt (soon to be Lori Kennedy Quilts)
and Pinterest HERE
FROM NOVICE TO EXPERT
Our goal is to build a community of quilters–from Novice to Expert--to help each other.
Whether YOU are a novice or an expert quilter, EVERYONE has something to share!
WILL YOU JOIN US?
I hope YOU are as excited about this new adventure as we are!
I hope YOU will share YOUR experience and expertise with your friends or a new generation of quilters!
I hope YOU will learn something along the way!
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!
Do YOU have a family member or friend that would like to begin quilting but doesn’t know where to start?
Would YOU like to review YOUR quilt journey by following along?
Is there anything YOU think we should include in our blog posts?
Is there anything YOU would like to learn?
Questions YOU would like to ask?
We ALL would LOVE to hear!
One Proud and Excited Mama Bear,
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