|See those little white feet!|
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
So Good Things do Happen to Those Who Wait!!
In 2010 my life took a very different turn. I decided to leave long time health care to pursue a totally different career. I had no idea what I had planned on doing after leaving my job, however I think I have chosen a career that suits me very well. Truth be told I do have a long line of very talented people in my family. Artists, musicians, cooks, builders, and crafters alike. I suppose picking the art of designing and quilting is something I feel has shown me, my friends, and family as one that comes naturally.
My first quilt I made totally came out super ugly, and I am talking the sewing, the seam allowance, and the quilting, however I made the quilt top, quilted it by watching YouTube videos and bound it... I wasn't very happy with how it turned out. And just for clarity and explanation the little white feet on the left side of my quilt is my son's. He was helping me hold this up while my husband was taking the photo. This was a block of the month for advanced quilters called "Imperial Splendor" from JoAnn Fabrics. I had fun doing this quilt from beginning to end. But after I finished this quilt I knew from that point I wanted to learn more and more about this art.
So now 6 years into quilting 6 quilts being published, two radio interviews on Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck & Robin Boyd, teaching, lecturing, and doing everything quilting, I have figured out this is what I was put on earth to do. Whether it is writing a story, designing a pattern or just quilting a customer quilt, I feel things have turned in a very positive direction.
All good things do come to those who wait. This a true statement. I was told this from many different people in this business. I was also told ask questions. If you don't you will never know the answer. So I read articles, chatted on line with people, took classes, watched You Tube videos. Soon I had the answers to question that have puzzled me and other wanting to learn how to do things in this field. I am thrilled on how far I have gotten in such a long time. I was told by an editor from a magazine that I often look at. "Sally, look outside the box" Don't just look at design or color. Look at what speaks to you". The depth of design and color does flow into one another. I have learn so much from so many this particular person had me think so much outside the box that I submitted a design to this magazine and with a huge surprise I made cover in this magazine...