I am thrilled to be the new in-house longarm quilter at Maker Savvy in Kanata, Ontario! It will be nice to work out of a quilt shop surrounded by inspiration, and I will be able to interact with other quilters and makers to keep my creative juices flowing. I will be keeping office hours in their longarm studio on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays while my kids are in school.
If you have been quilting for any length of time, you most likely have a stack of precut 10″ fabric squares in your stash. Many of these may be left over from a previously completed quilt, and they are perfect for bowl cozies!
I used to think that quilt guilds were something I would look into after retirement. Check out these six reasons why I believe it is worth your time and money to be a part of a quilt guild (or two!) in your area right now.
The majority of children and young adults are not learning how to sew in the home or at school like so many did in the past. How will the quilting industry continue to thrive if we do not take the time to teach the next generation?
If you have been quilting for a number of years, you have more than likely come across wide backing. It is available in widths such as 90” and 108”, and there are some good reasons to consider it for your next project.
I am passionate about teaching others to sew, particularly the next generation. I am in the minority as a thirty-something woman in the quilting community, but even fewer members of the next generation are learning to sew.