I have been making class kits, designing new applique patterns ready for the new year, creating new classes for 2010, booking classes and lectures for 2010 and 2011,working on a quilt for a very special person in my life, watching my corgie pup Zoie grow by leaps in bounds in this first year she has "owned me", and ......immensely loving every single minute of designing my second fabric line. Oh how I wish I could tell you what it is, but you will just have to wait.
I am also working on a contest for everyone who would like to participate using my first first fabric line "Iridescence" with Avlyn Fabrics. You will just have to check back in the beginning of the year to see what the contest is all about....hope you will join in!
I am so inspired by this woman who did this all for the love of her mom. Pam was frustrated in watching her mom thread needles, that this was the springboard for her inventing a tool that is well worth visiting her website to not only read about the story behind her invention, but also to read about how she learned, tried and made it possible for her to make these herself.
I think you too will love her story.
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The only known totally blind quilter.
Meet Diane Rose. Diane is so far the only known totally-blind quilter. This amazing lady has completed 600 quilts. YES!!! 600.
She has used her lack of sight as a springboard to give motivational talks both within and beyond the context of her ministry, Rose of Sharon Ministries. "The way I look at it, if I can do what I have done, without sight, how much can you do?" she said.
Her achievements are considerable. Even without sight, Rose was heavily involved in the Nashville music scene as a journalist covering the various aspects of, and personalities in, country music.
And it's not as if she has been dabbling at quilting, either. "I have been doing it since 1998," she said, "and I have made more than 475 of them." She also has a goal to make 500 quilts by Aug 14th 2008 which is her 10th anniversary of making quilts.
So, how does a blind person make a quilt at all, let alone make quilts that famous people would want?
"By feel," she said. "The first quilt I did, I did with polyester instead of cotton."
how inspirational she is to quilters.....I know she has inspired me!
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