I’ve said this before….

…..and I’ll say it again. I LOVE blogging! I love the people I’ve met, the inspiration I’ve found for my quilting, I love everything about it.

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Dawn Ramirez’s Pajama Quilter DVD. Although I’ve always done some freehand quilting her DVD not only gave me plenty of new designs to try but her approach to teaching and her encouragement to be less judgemental really spoke to me. I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’ve been much more adventursome this year with my freehand quilting extending way beyond even the designs she teaches on the DVD. She gave me the confidence to experiement and expand my quilting.

Now, If I remember this correctly, a friend of Dawn had seen some of my early posts after I got the DVD and Dawn wrote me….from there she found HeartStrings and became a member of our group.

If all of that wasn’t enough….Dawn recently gave a class and demo on scrap quilting in Idaho and featured some HeartStrings quilts and talked about our group in the class. Julia a blogging friend, happened to be attending the class and was surprised (and pleased) to find Dawn talking about HeartStrings and she send me a photo.

Without blogging, I would have never found Dawn’s DVD, Dawn wouldn’t have found HeartStrings, I wouldn’t be friends with Julia, and Julia wouldn’t have attended a presentation in Idaho that featured HeartStrings!

Seriously, how cool is that?

I LOVE being inspired and getting to know you all!


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10 Responses to “I’ve said this before….”

  • jovaliquilts:

    Blogging is wonderful. I’ve met so many interesting people, learned so much about quilting, and in general just expanded my horizons. Really fun!

  • Nancy:

    I like blogging, too. It has motivated me, but it also gives me a sense of accountability. If I talk about a project, then I am more apt to get busy and finish it.

  • Infinity Quilter:

    How neat! Guess it was meant to be.

  • sheila:

    I know what you mean I have so many great friends around the country from the internet. I love all the wonderful people!!!

  • Laurie:

    that’s just way too cool!!!
    laurie

  • Julie in the Barn:

    Couldn’t agree more, Mary. Blogging is my gigantic quilt guild. Friendship, sharing and inspiration from my chair. No driving, I can stay in my jammies, and have a sandwich or a glass of wine while visiting. Perfect.

  • YankeeQuilter:

    Blogging certainly had made the quilt world a smaller place…or is that a bigger place? You know what I mean. You get to interact with people from all over the world so smaller…but you get to interact with people all over the world so bigger….this makes my head hurt!

  • Julia:

    I agree with Julie, blogging is like a huge quilt guild! So much fun sharing and visiting with one another. The inspiration is outstanding!

  • sewkalico:

    Wow! I think that’s wonderful!

  • Helen in the UK:

    That is MEGA-COOL!! Checking out quilting blogs is a brilliant way to stay in touch with the quilting world even if you can’t get to meet other quilters in person. Lots of encouragement and inspiration available for the price of an internet connection!!
    PS: I’m trying my first ever Dawn inspired quilt pattern today … so far so good :)

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