Wednesday, 21 June 2017

A very happy customer

As you may have gathered by now, I'm a huge advocate of helping and encouraging new quilters to learn more about this wonderful craft, and also to get as addicted as I am! When I send out my Newsletters, I often get emails from subscribers telling me how much they love that month's free pattern, or asking questions about new kits, or even just asking for help, the latter of which I love to answer.

One such lovely subscriber is Ruth, though she claims she's a beginner, I think she's quickly got to the 'intermediate' stage by the look of her quilts lately, Ruth asked if I could put together a Snowballs Around the World kit in different fabrics, luckily I had a few of the Riley Blake Backyard Roses left that she was after. We talked about which fabrics to go for, then the borders and binding, and I sent off the kit... in no time at all, Ruth sent me this pic of her beautiful pieced quilt - isn't it lovely!



After that, Ruth has enjoyed working through the free patterns I have on the website, building her skills, which now include wavy quilting! And just look at the back of her All Squared Up quilt, this really made me smile.



Ruth explained in one of her emails that she doesn't have any clubs nearby to even learn the basics, and finds the Sewmotion tutorials so easy to follow, she's tried things she's never done before and is feeling pretty proud of herself, as she should! I love hearing feedback like this, quilting really does bring such joy and creativity into our lives, we are the lucky ones! Thank you Ruth for sharing your new-found love of this fantastic craft.

While I love teaching through online tutorials and email support, even I have to get out into the real world sometimes, and was over the moon when Hilary from High Street Quilting in Birtley asked me to run a workshop on my Flying Geese cushion. If you live around the Chester-le-Street area, why not treat yourself to a class?



Linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts and Midweek Makers

7 comments:

  1. I would like to thank Louisa for her patience, support and encouragement. She has helped me try something new whilst doing my quilting some things I wouldn't have done on my own. I have loved it. Thank you Ruth.

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    1. You're very welcome Ruth, I've enjoyed sharing in your excitement and accomplishments, I look forward to seeing your next beautiful creation! x

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    2. Ruth! You are doing a fabulous job with your first few job. You are definitely not a beginner any longer. {{Hugs}} I look forward to seeing all your future endeavors! ~smile~
      Roseanne

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  2. What a great post!! Giving back, sharing and encouraging is what our community is about...among many other things! Ruth has moved past the beginner stage!

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    1. She has indeed! We are very lucky to belong to such a great community, and the more people we can get into this amazing craft, the better! :)

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  3. Louisa,
    Thank you so much for sharing Ruth's quilts with us - what a wonderful mentor you are. That is really paying it forward! {{Hugs}} a bunch for you, too. ~smile~
    Roseanne

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  4. I agree - it is such fun to teach and inspire new quilters (and seasoned ones too!) Thanks for sharing this week on Midweek Makers

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