Tuesday, January 25, 2011
A favorite newsletter
Every week I receive an email newsletter from allpeoplequilt.com. It is one of my favorites even though I never quilt. I will admit that I was a bit troubled by the title and feel a little unworthy to receive this newsletter because I just don't quilt. I wish that I quilted but I just have never had the time to learn. I have worked on some quilting publications and even drawn some quilts, but I have never successfully quilted.
I did make a "machine quilt" one time. I had some extra scrap fabric pieces and cut them into equal squares and made a kind of a quilt for my husband. I also made a matching pillow for him. The problem was that it just fell apart in the wash and honestly, I was more than a little ashamed of my handiwork. It was sloppy and poorly done. My husband did like it, though. He thought it was sweet that I made him a quilt.
I think in light of these facts, it is odd that I like this newsletter so much. I think when I read the title, instead of feeling excluded, I add extra words to make myself a fit for this craft. To me it says "all people love quilts." I do love quilts. It also says "all people can quilt," which gives me hope for the future.
I know that since I do love quilts and have the possibility of quilting in the future, I can enjoy this newsletter because if I ever do learn to quilt, this is a website I will use often. It has free patterns and low-cost quilting lessons. You can find quilting materials and there are even patterns I could use as a non-quilter. So, this is for "all" of you quilters out there. Enjoy.