I got hired by some moms in my ward to give their 8th grade daughters some sewing lessons. The moms wanted the girls to do this as one of their Personal Progress experiences.
First, I taught them to make these little coin purses.
I rarely teach classes in my home. For years I travelled and taught quilting at quilt guilds. For the past four years my business has fallen off because I’ve been teaching early morning religion classes to high schoolers in our church, and not advertising myself. But I have two contracts this year: I will be teaching at 2 quilt guilds in Tennessee in April and at 2 quilt guilds in Texas in July.
I just received notification that two of my quilts, “Five-thirty A.M.” and “He Loves Me” were accepted into the American Quilters Society national competition in March. It would be great to win a big award and get my name out there again. I haven’t even entered a competition since Feb. 2009, so I’m happy that I entered this one.
With the end of 4 years of teaching the early morning religion classes in sight, I am feeling a little better about picking up my business again. I think I am getting excited to do it again.