One of the first things a beginning quilter has to learn is how to use a thimble. Pushing a threaded needle through two layers of fabric and one of batting can be difficult, almost next to impossible without a thimble. It only takes a few holes in your fingers to make you appreciate that little tool. I have quite an assortment, surely one that will fit any finger.
We completed the quilting on our first quilt this week, and took it out of the frames. It will have to be trimmed and a binding put on next week. Also, we will start quilting our second quilt then.
Rose, Daisy, Tulip, and Violet are all improving. They didn't seem so nervous this week, and enjoyed seeing their work when we unframed the quilt. I think it is wonderful quilting for new students.
This class is made possible by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Thanks!