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Why do I sew?

Hello quilt lab assistants! I'm waist deep in a daily blog challenge hosted by Cheryl Sleboda of Check out the link below to visit all the other quilt bloggers who join me on this adventure. Today's writing prompt: Why do I sew?

It was pretty much a certainty that I was going to do some kind of sewing. Almost every woman in my family does some kind of thread work: sewing, quilting, embroidery. We're a very creative bunch! My mom had a long sewing history herself; she sewed the costumes for her college theatre shows and made her wedding dress. Even being PTA president for most of my elementary school years didn't stop her from making Halloween costumes for my sister and I yearly.

But why do I sew?

Initially, I was exclusively an apparel sewing for the longest time. Then, like my mom before me, I ventured into costumes. I was even the go-to costumer for my alma mater's theatre department for a few years after graduation. I got into quilting while I worked at a big-box fabric store. The quilting department was always in our top three best sellers, and eventually I got bit by the quilting bug. And I haven't looked back since. Plus, I can't outgrown a quilt pattern. LOL

For me, the best part of quilting is the whole darn thing! There's something about the entire process. Picking fabric, a pattern, cutting, piecing the top, quilting it... heck, I don't even mind the binding! I love looking back at a finished quilt and having that feeling of accomplishment. I wish I could say I don't have many WIPs or UFOs but... they're may be a few in the corners of my quilt lab. But most are simply waiting their turn for the longarm machine.

And the BEST best part is starting the next quilt, once the previous one is finished!

Leave me a comment and let me know why you quilt!

Until next time, gotta get back to the lab!


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