Monday, February 2, 2015

Welcome

Welcome to a brand new division of Home Ec. with Mel.  Due to the intensity of a quilt I thought it was best to spin the quilting off into it's own blog.  We'll start easy and go from there.  Along the way we'll discuss fabric, machines and maintenance, supplies, patterns, and more.
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I won't bore you with my life history right now.  You can find most of that in the About Me page up above.  I will however bore you with my quilting story.

For as long as I can remember my mother made quilts.  That was her job.  We had a long arm quilting machine that I remember using a few times.  When she passed away I wanted nothing to do with quilting.  I didn't want anything to do with it until about a year ago.  Until that time my sewing was mainly craft stuff and some home dec. 

So what made me change my mind after 25 years of refusing to make a quilt?  I attempted a few times but each time I tossed it in a pile.  The change was a Craftsy class that I stumbled upon.  It was a free class about changing your photos into quilts.  I knew what I had to do.  I had to make a quilt with one of my photos for a breast cancer fundraiser.  My soul needed it done.  My brain needed it done.  When I finished I realized that I had a love of quilting.  

I was finally willing to accept my inheritance.  It's funny how much I actually remembered or just came naturally to me.  And now I'm here, helping others into the art of quilting.  It's a wonderful creative outlet.  I hope you join me on this journey and that you make a quilt or two as well.

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Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields

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