Proving my own point

Right after posting the previous entry, my critical brain kicked in. Ugh, what kind of stupid thing is that to say? Make stuff. It’s such a cop-out resolution to make.

But it really proved my point. As silly as I feel about posting that, I posted something. It wasn’t a beautiful poetic observation or an inspiring call to action, but the more I post and just keep putting things out there the better I hope to get at it. Be quiet, critical brain. Does your critical brain hold you back sometimes?

Anyway, the point is PRACTICE. When you do something, even if it’s not up to critical brain standards, you have done it. And the next time you do it, you’ll do it better.

Speaking of which, if you live in New Jersey and you’re looking to practice your free motion quilting (FMQ) skills or learn basic quilting techniques, I’m teaching some classes at Rock Paper Scissors this winter.

And there’s a FMQ class this Wednesday, January 8th! Call the store to register. It’s a great way to kick off a New Year with new skills. (Here’s a peek at my FMQ samples.)

There will also be a session of Beginning Quilting starting on January 15 and running for five Wednesdays starting at 6:30PM. We’ll cover quilt design for beginners, rotary cutting, patchwork piecing, straight-line quilting and binding. Each student will finish a 39″ by 39″ quilt, which is a great size for a baby or decorative throw.

I can’t wait to meet my new students and keep practicing.