I have learned a little more about quilting since my first post about this project. A good friend who reads our blog told me she chuckled at the thought of me sitting down to make a quilt. I can see why she thinks it may be a little humorous. The year before our first child was born, I decided to take up crocheting. I signed up at a craft store for a class on crocheting and arrived very enthusiastic about my new hobby – I had visions of crocheted baby quilts and other handmade gifts. By the end of that class, the instructor was so frustrated with me — not because I wasn’t trying but because I just couldn’t get the hang of it.
So now, on to quilting. I checked out a book from the library on the basics of quilting. I read chapter one, and that’s all it took to bring me back down to reality. It is unrealistic to think I could devote enough time and energy to learning the art of quilting, while trying to keep up with two children and everything else required to keep our house running. A few years from now, maybe I will have more time on my hands but right now it seems too big a task to take on without help.
I contacted a local quilting store who put me in touch with a quilter. I hope to meet with her in the next week or so to learn a bit about quilting and discuss whether she will be able to help me with this project – she had not heard of a “100 Good Wishes Quilt” but seemed to be interested in learning more about it. Stay tuned for further updates. . .