by Caron Mosey
I have been quilting since 1975. I really don’t like to piece (on the machine), and stitching by hand suits me best. My strongest areas are in hand quilting and applique. I have taught many an applique class in my years of teaching quilting… it’s one of the quilting skills I know best, and I enjoy it immensely. If you haven’t seen it yet, go back to an April 2012 post and take a peek at Floral Star of Bethlehem.
Today, I used one of my vacation days from work and took an applique class from Karen Kay Buckley, and I’m mighty glad I did! She is fantastic, and I learned a lot. But many people in the class wondered why I used up one of my vacation days to learn applique when I clearly already know how to applique. That question was easy to answer.
I don’t know everything there is to know yet…
and I never will.
It’s nice to compare notes, learn new techniques, learn what works for someone else and give it a try. I know that I will never stop learning until the day I die. How about you? What can you improve on? What do YOU want to learn? Stretch yourself. Set goals. Get out there and learn something!
Fiesta Mexico by Karen Kay Buckley