Every time I teach a sewing workshop at a quilt shop, I'm met with confused stares when people ask me if I quilt and I have to answer no. Quilting is so common here in Utah (it seems like it's more common here than elsewhere, does anyone else think that's true?), and I have to say that I'd like to jump on the bandwagon.
I'm beginning my quilting expedition on Sunday, when I will start cutting up some lovely Joel Dewberry fabric to make a quilt made from his Deer Valley collection in the Tarragon colorway (pictured above). I can't quite find a good picture of what the finished quilt will look like, but I'll be sure to post my progress.
In addition to creating my sewing patterns, I work for a professor in the Family & Consumer Sciences department on campus, and daily I find myself thinking I can't believe I get paid for this. It's a quite wonderful feeling to have!
Case in point: on Wednesday, my co-workers and I headed to Park City to assist at sewing conference. We were fortunate enough to have Joel Dewberry as a speaker, and then we facilitated a sewing workshop creating little stuffed birds, which is a project from his latest book.
Oh. My. Goodness. SO adorable!
So now my brain is buzzing with ideas, I'm sketching layout and presentation ideas for my booth at Quilt Market in May, and I'm finding inspiration everywhere I look. I am headed full bore into my next round of designing, excited about the possibilities of where this all might take me :)