Welcome to my new blog. Life has not been easy since March 2020. We have all been confined to mostly indoor activities. As quilters we have our quilting to help pass the hours. Quilters have always had big hearts and ready to help others. This was demonstrated by all the masks that you have made and generously donated all over the country. This response was not surprising to me.
There have also been new quilters that have pitched in and started sewing. Shortly after the shut down I was told that sewing machines were selling out at stores across the country. This resulted in NEW quilters. Welcome to all who have embraced our love for cutting up fabric, sewing it back together and many generously giving them away.
This is a good thing arising out of being shut in. The bad news is that shows have been cancelled across the country. Many shops had to close. Some are opening with limited hours and how many can be in a shop at the same time. Classes were cancelled and some are starting to teach virtually, this is not usually free. The promoters of shows are working hard to continue to give quilters access to the vendors from their shows.
I have been blessed to have been quilting for 22+ years, teaching, vending, judging, lecturing and doing workshops across the US for 19+ years. The techniques I have developed are fun, easy, and have been well received. We manufacture our own line of marbled fabric & polyester braid we use for stained glass quilts. Another strength I have is great & talented friends. Some are teachers. Some own the business we have counted on for our quilting needs. We are working hard to meet your needs.
There is one missing element. Someone to answer questions and help new and experienced quilters, when needed. To this end I am starting "Ask Quilters Treasure" This will be a new group offered on Pattern Pastiche.
Starting December 17, 2020 I will be hosting "Ask Quilters Treasure" Facebook live on our Quilters Treasure Facebook Page. This will be 4 pm EST - 1 pm PST. All this will be a free service. I don't pretend to know all the answers. This is where I will call on my friends to help answer questions. From time to time I will have a guest to answer specialized questions & techniques. I can also arrange to have live demonstrations with questions and answers.
What I need from you is the topics you need help. The first podcast I can give general helpful information of the most popular questions I have received. I am opening it up to you now to email your questions to joe@QuiltersTreasure.com to help get the ball rolling.
I plan on posting information from the podcast and from the group I am hosting with Pattern Pastiche to my blog. I will be sending a weekly newsletter to keep everyone advised as to what will be coming. To sign up for our newsletter please visit www.QuiltersTreasure.com and sign up.
I look forward to meeting of you on the podcast. I hope you will find this informative, have fun and keep in touch with others who share our love of quilting.