The way I think the Tell it to the Stars project should work is this:
- Every Monday evening I will post a question.
- You can type or write your response . . say as much as you want to say.
- Keep these in a notebook and save them for future generations
There are so many things I wish I could ask my grandma and I so wish she had left behind a diary or some sort of chronology of her life. The Tell it to the Stars questions can be used to document your quilting and can be left for your children or grandchildren.
You don’t have to tell anyone what you’ve written. You can write it all and burn it or you can save it or . . you don’t even have to write anything. You will not be asked to share your info or even tell me if you’re doing it. Some weeks, I will share my answers and some I may not.
If you have any questions you can think of, quilt related, send them to me and I’ll try to include them.
Question #1: What year did you begin quilting? What made you start quilting?
Back in the early 80’s, probably about 1982, I was working full time in Lake Charles, LA and would go shopping almost every day during my lunch hour. I had been sewing clothes for years but had never even thought about quilting. My grandmothers had dabbled in quilting but I can’t say they were avid quilters. One day, I saw this little quilt shop – The Calico Patch. It was off a main street and I wandered in there. Norma owned the shop and an elderly lady, Ava Lea Broussard, was working. They were so sweet! The minute I walked in the door, I knew I was going to be a quilter. They offered classes and I signed up that day. I took just about every class they offered. There was a beginning sampler 1 and a beginning sampler 2, then a hand quilting class.
And that is how this quilter came to be!