Quirky question: your quilting fears?

Posted by on May 29, 2013, in quirky question

Martingale's Quirky Question

Thanks for stopping by for the weekly Quirky Question—where questions are just for fun, your answers are always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free!

Naptime Monkey quiltLeft: “Naptime Monkey” from Polka-Dot Kids’ Quilts by Jean Van Bockel.

It takes a leap of faith to become a quilter (as evidenced in so many answers to last week’s Quirky Question). Once you’ve leaped, a new world of creative possibilities opens to you. But sometimes, creativity demands a fearless outlook, a daring spirit, and good old-fashioned guts. And that truth leads to this week’s question:

What pattern, technique, or style of quiltmaking have you been afraid to try—and why the worry?

Post your answer in the comments before noon (PST) on Monday, June 3, for your chance to win. The winning answer will be posted on Wednesday, June 5, along with the next question. (Knitters, crocheters, and other crafters, answer with your own medium in mind!)

Last week’s Quirky Question was, “How did you become a quilter?” Here’s the winning comment:

“I always loved quilts. My great-grandmother was a quilter and made my mother a beautiful Dresden Plate quilt from old dresses. Since my childhood I would look at that quilt and think I want to make a beautiful quilt someday. Between work and my day-to-day life there was little time for quilting. Then in December of 2010 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. With the treatment I had to give up my job of 38 years; it was devastating. Then one day during my treatment I stopped at my local sewing store and they had a class on beginning quilting. I signed up and was hooked. What can I say, I am now an addict to quilting. That was two years ago. Now I work at the store and even teach classes. Joining a local quilting group, I have met a great bunch of women who have great knowledge to share. Who would have ever thought something like breast cancer could cause such a positive result in someone’s life. Praise God I am now cancer free for one year. God has a plan for our lives; sometimes we have to let him do his work. It might not be in our time but his.”

Last week’s winning comment was written by Linda. Congratulations, Linda—look for an email about your free eBook.


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