Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Too Little Quilting

There is a saying..."It isn't a quilt until it's quilted". Too little quilting often lowers the value of your quilt. Very often a collective sigh can be heard throughout the Quilt Barn during registration...a beautiful quilt and too little quilting leaving large open spaces. Very often, those spaces are "pouffie" and take away from the beauty, ruining the chances of that quilt being judged into the top 24 winners. Those open spaces would be so pretty with the texture of quilt stitches. Wouldn't it be nice to hear a resounding "aaaaahhhhhhhh"?

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Welcome 2010

Welcome to the new year....many wishes for happiness and success in 2010!

What is a Cottage Industry? Just look to the quilters at the Kutztown Folk Festival. We have the finest example of women (some men too) who work as teams to create and finish their products...gorgeous quilts. Each person contributes according to their special abilities and earn financial rewards as well as self-esteem through their accomplishments. Some of our quilters are great planners, designers and organizers; others excel at cutting and piecing. Those who handle the needle to creat fine quilt stitches are admired for their ability.

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