What Has Sophie Experienced Since She Has Learned How to Sew Quilts?

July 2, 2012     Sophie is totally enjoying her first "Shop Hop" with her high school friend Barb. With five of the ten quilt shops visited our stomachs are growling like crazy and telling us to stop and eat.  We found this fun little coffee shop next to the quilt shop that offered a lunch special of a sandwich, chips and drink if you are on the "Shop Hop".   It had an outdoor seating area where we decided to eat and enjoy the beautiful summer day. I was having a fun time reconnecting with Barb. We were good high school friends and after she graduated her family moved away.  After she was married and started a family, her husband was transfered back to Minnesota .  We talked about the good ole days in school and where our lives have led us so far.  Barb's kids are grown now leaving her with time to do the things she has longed to accomplish.  She has always enjoyed sewing and finally has time to learn how to sew quilts.  She started to learn by taking beginner quilting lessons to master the basics the correct way.  She has been quilting now about three years and strives to learn every tip and technique possible on how to sew quilts. Barb's excitement about quilting is what pushed me to take beginner quilting lessons, and get me on the road to accomplishing one of my "Bucket List" wishes.  I shared with her how my life has changed since learning how to sew quilts.  I have met so many great ladies who all have this great habit and enjoy sharing it with others.  Such as the Lake Gogebic Community Quilters who invited me to help them make comfort quilts, even though I had no clue about quilting then.  Then there are the ladies from my quilt lessons and also the group I joined that gets together twice a month to quilt.  These friendships are priceless and I can hardly wait to see what else is in store for me. We could of sat and talked all afternoon, but we still had five more shops to visit before they closed for the week. Have you experienced new friendships since you learned how to sew quilts?                                          (see "Leave a Reply" below) Visit us at QuiltAddict.com to see why Quilting is..."A Great Habit"!  
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