Monday, February 27, 2012

I Have an Idea......

After teaching a class a couple of weeks ago, I had (what I thought was) a bright idea.

I've been quilting for 20 years now.  (Just writing that makes me feel very old....since I didn't start until well into adulthood....).  Anyway, there is lots of quilting lore, tips and magic that I take for granted.  In talking to new(ish) quilters, I have realized that many of us old-timers take so much for granted that we forget to share the tidbits.  I LOOOOOOVE sharing the tidbits and seeing the light bulb go off in another quilter's eyes, but let's face it - my job keeps me away from more of the face-to-face contact with my quilting peeps than I'd like on a daily basis.

So, how would you like for me to do a weekly posting regarding some of the small things that I just assume everybody already knows but may not?  Or would that be boring?  It might be basic quilting knowledge, or a helpful hint, or a product review, or something else entirely.  I certainly don't want to sound condescending; I truly want to share what I know with all of you.  And I admit that I don't know it all, but I have tried a lot of different things and I have learned much "the hard way", if you know what I mean!

So, what do you think?  Would you find "Tidbit Thursday" a helpful thing?  What do you want to know about?  Should I do this?

14 comments:

A.J. Dub. said...

Do it!!!! I need all the help I can get. :)
I miss my Quilt Asylum!

Sewjoe said...

I would love it! I learned what I know from people sharing but have never taken a beginner's course so I am sure there are lots of basics that I am missing. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

Dee said...

I think that would be awesome! I know I do things the "hard way" sometimes!

Anonymous said...

Yes please! I have so much to learn.. (it's me Ellyn. The first thing I need to learn is how to sign into blogger on my phone)

Cindy said...

Go for it!

Sherry said...

I have also been quilting for almost 20 years now and sewing almost my whole life and I still learn something new every time I sew. I love getting advice on any topic I love. Sometimes I already know it and other times it is new to me. Either way I am thankful for the information. I say do it!

Tracy Greenlee said...

We are never too young or too old to learn a new tip or old trick! Your idea is wonderful!

Shannon said...

That would be sew helpful! :)

Anonymous said...

Caryn Says YES YES YES

Lori said...

I think that would be a great idea!

alli b said...

Please do Tidbit Thursday - i always love finding these types of things out and I find I usually get them from the others in my quilting classes which are infrequent. Go for it!

Diane Murphy Vasil said...

That is a great idea! It's helpful in so many ways, even just a glossary of the terms, like UFO. I had to look that up because I don't remember that being a term 30 years ago. I really have just re-entered the world of quilting and am "catching up" after this long absence so information like that is invaluable. Thanks for thinking of us.

Trae said...

Sounds great to me!

Trish said...

Hey there! I'm a local shopper at the Quilt Asylum and a new quilter (one of those trying to learn "young" at 30). I would LOVE a Tidbit Thursday!

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