HAND QUILTING CLASS A HIT
Saturday, March 13th, 23 "Students" attended the hand quilting class held at the First Baptist Church with instructor Malia Webb. The moment you walked through the door, you were on your way to learning. Some of us have never even learned to make a good cup of coffee yet, so thank you Barb for putting on the pot. Volunteers jumped in and cut batting, put books together and handed out needles, marking pens and threads.
The first couple of hours were devoted to learning the right needles and threads to use. We even learned how needles were made and why some thimbles puncture quicker than others. Fabric, yes as quilters we look for good cotton material - as hand quilters you also need to think about the thread count of that good old cotton material. "Meaty" fabric is not as easy to quilt through.
There are soaking products out there that do their job, there are hoops out there that make the grade and hold without destroying and BOY did I fall in love with that batting. Felt like a little kid that had his favorite blankee taken away when I had to pass on the examples and could no longer snuggle with my choice.
Malia had excellent patterns for us to practice our quilting on and was even kind enough to let us quilt for awhile BEFORE teaching us how to knot and hide. Thank heaven I could pull out all those first few stitches......ha ha.
So to all those out there that took the class - keep to the "C" and go south. For those of you that missed this time - grab one of the people that took the class and see if for a cup of tea or so they will share their fortune of knowledge with you.