On Friday night, the museum in town had a quilt show. I have always, since I was young, dreamed of having my very own gorgeous handmade quilt, but I've never known a quilter, nor have I ever felt the urge to fork out a few hundred dollars on a blanket, so still to this day, I am quiltless.
|The blue and white quilt in the background was made in 1894!|
So, when I heard the quilters guild was putting on a show, I knew I had to go. I wanted to see what quilting was all about and I wanted to hear stories of how these gorgeous patchwork blankets were made. And, while I was wandering around the room, I met a member of the quilters guild who was kind enough to spend an hour explaining how each quilt was made. You see, I had no idea what it meant for a quilt to be machine pieced and machine quilted — I had to ask. And, after I did, I ended up learning so much.
And, now I'm inspired to give quilting a try!! So, at the beginning of next month I'm going to my first guild meeting to meet some of the ladies. I'm hoping that one of them will be kind enough to walk me through the process.
Have you ever made a quilt? Do you have any tips or resources that might help me as I embark on my quilting journey?