Cutting up a Yard of Fabric to Make a Yard of Fabric!?


This is the story of how I became a quilt maker.

While serving as our church’s assistant recreation director, it was determined by a survey that at least a dozen women wanted to learn to quilt. My boss, knowing I was an avid crafter and sewer, thought I would was the obvious choice to attend classes and come back and teach the ladies and their friends. I was not in agreement! I just couldn’t see the point of cutting up a yard of fabric to make a yard of fabric! I lost the argument. After the first class I was hooked!

Quilt making gave me so many creative possibilities. It allowed me the freedom to make all the creative decisions! I was in control from start to finish! (I’ve been told I might be a little bit of a control freak)

That was about about 30 years ago. My quilt making journey has taken me on many adventurea.  For a decade our church partnered with a small Mexican village on the Rio Grande River. My mission was teaching the women to make quilts as a commodity that would generate income for these people to enrich their very meager livelihood. I haven’t the space or time here to share all the wonderful things God allowed me to experience with my Mexican friends along the Rio Grande.

More quilt making adventures to come so keep visiting!

Written by Susan

For I know the plans that I have for you; declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

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