Several months ago, we announced on Facebook that we were looking for QM readers to work on a one-time project for us. We got a great response, and it’s been my pleasure to work with the six women we selected as the Back to School Sewing Team. I’m happy to introduce them to you, one each day, as part of the QM Back to School Party.
It’s been a delight to work with the Back to School Sewing Team. Today I’d like you to meet Valerie Bradley from Tigard, Oregon.
Valerie agreed to sew on a tight schedule for this project. She was flexible above and beyond and we so appreciated it!
Here is Valerie’s finished quilt.
Does that get you into the holiday mood or what?!
Here’s a bit of what Valerie had to share with QM readers.
Working on this quilt was fantastic fun! It was my first time working on a project for a magazine, and it was a great experience. Not only did I get to work with a great quilting magazine, I had the privilege of meeting quilters from across the country who also worked on the project.
We shared photos with each other over Facebook (in a private group so as not to spoil the surprise), we encouraged each other, asked questions and admired each other’s work and fabrics.
We’ve since become friends and are planning to keep in touch and even do some quilty swaps in the near future. Quilters truly are the best, nicest, kindest people in the world, and I’m proud to be part of the quilting community.
The folks at Quiltmaker made the job so fun and easy, too. They gave detailed pictures of how the fabrics should be placed, the directions were written up very well, and they were always available should a question arise.
I learned to have patience, and to trust that hiccups do not spell disaster in a project.
Although she’s about as large as a peanut, Valerie recently completed something called The Warrior Dash. I’m always inspired when I meet a quilter who is in great shape. Maybe that’s why she was able to make Dozens of Daisies at lightning speed! Many thanks from QM to Valerie and kudos on finishing The Warrior Dash.
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