Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
When I first discovered this website, I was thrilled. Wow, people that are like me - that think and breathe quilting. I started posting a blog here now and then and found fun in that too. I could not only plan and start quilts, dream about quilting , but I could also share my thoughts about it too and inspired by what others are creating! I was also in a very productive phase with quilting and completing some projects.
But then, my professional life took a new path and I found myself with little time for quilting. I left my local employer and entered into a training program for nursing home administrators. This required moving out of town during the week and being without internet in the small little town where I am an intern. No time or way to access this site during the week.
When I packed my things, the first thing that was ready to go was my Bernina and many UFOs. It is interesting that while my time is now prioritized to fit in studying and all sorts of things to prepare me for this new career, I find quilting still comes to mind frequently. I pick up a study guide for work, and then I take a break with the latest quilting magazine or many old ones that I have read over and over. When I come home for my weekends, in between what I have to get done here (a lot in only two days), I take a quick look through my stash for things that could work together and bring them to my home away from home just to look at them. I have even started two more projects there, as I have found that I simply can't take the urge to quilt out of me - even temporarily. When I travel for work, I almost always find time to locate the local quilt stores and add to my collection of fabrics.
So I am thankful for the times that I can come to this site and quickly go through the gallery and see your inspiring masterpieces. It is very cool to see what everyone is working on. The blog is also fun to read about what other people are working on. I look forward to the day when I have more time to quilt, but in the mean time, that imaginative part of me remains inspired and mentally plans for the quilts that I will create when I have more time!