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Thursday, March 17, 2011

I have not been sewing

Well.....When you can't sew, cut your material or anything where you would use your arm you try to clean up your mess that you created weeks ago in your sewing room.

I have been behind in my sewing. I had four days without sewing anything then I had surgery and can't use my arm for another four days. That makes 14 days without sewing. Not fair. I think I am going to cheat this Saturday. It is strip club and I just won't miss. I just have to be super careful and not raise my left arm much. (yeah right! try it. It is hard to get dressed or do anything without using both your arms). Monday I get to take the sling off and get my stitches out. I know I will be sore but......I have to sew.

While blog hopping around I was reading Barbara's blog and she had mentioned something on her blog that hit home. It upset me then made me really stop and think if I am guilty of what had happened at our guild.

How many of you don't do show and tell at your guilds? There are different reasons I know. I got to thinking about this and it bothered me.

One of our guild members does not like to show her quilts anymore because she was teased about being a prolific quilter and always had many many quilts to show each time she came. Other member made her feel bad by teasing her. Did we tease her because she is a wonderful quilter and was able to finish many many quilts in a short amount of time? Did we tease her because we felt guilty because we were not able to even finish one? I know sometimes I tease my close quilt-y friends. Have I hurt their feeling unintentionally?

Why do we not show our quilts?

I think I fall into the opposite group. I don't show my quilts as I am always embarrassed as I am not that good a quilter. I can piece tops with no problems but......I am just getting to where I have a little bit of confidence in my quilting. I can't afford to send my tops out as that would take away from my being able to purchase more material. (I quilt on a budget that seems to be getting smaller and smaller). I think I have only shown one quilt this year....hum.....maybe it was last year.

I am going to try to do better this year. I want to encourage everyone to share your quilts with others through show and tell at your Guild meetings. That is the way we all learn from and through each other.

I hope to generate some more discussion on this topic by sharing with you. Maybe we all need to tell each other why we do and don't share our quilt projects at guild.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Happy Quilting, Paula

Please join me in sharing your quilts at guild.

1 comment:

  1. Paula, your quilts are always wonderful and you should show them too. I know that there are so many of our members who don't show for some reason. If it's because they feel inadequate, I feel bad for them. We were all beginners at one point and I have never, EVER, seen an ugly quilt. It's not a competition either. I have never heard anyone say anything bad about a quilt at show and tell either. I hope everyone will be encouraged and SHOW YOUR STUFF!