Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Quilting Class: Week 5

Our class continued this week, with all the students present and feeling fine.  We are quilting 'in the ditch' on this quilt, and some of my students are getting so good, they can't even see their stitches.

 We finished sewing down the last of the binding on our first quilt.  It is done except for the label.

On Sunday, before the church service started, I was talking to my friend, Barbara, when another lady walked up.  Barbara introduced me as "Wanda, the quilter."  The other lady was surprised.  She said, "I didn't know anyone did that anymore.  It is way too slow for most of us."  Well, it is slow, but that is not necessarily a negative thing.  I think the whole world would be a better place if we all slowed down and took time to work with our hands.  I told the lady that some of us were working to insure that quilting will never die.

This class is made possible by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.  Thanks!