Here I sit enjoying something of a quilting lull knowing that the next 12 weeks are going to be filled with quilting on a grand scale.  And still my heart is slightly troubled.  I’m sure you remember this post from my Maine Quilts adventure.

see Be Our Guest

I could not imagine the great timing of my “Be Our Guest” in the most recent issue of  The Quilt Life.

If you haven’t read it now’s the time.

And now this.  That Crazy Quilty Girl shared this on her blog this morning.  I’m linking over to the conversation that created the need for Lisa to respond.

There are moments when I still feel inadequate as a quilter and as a teacher.  I’m ok with that as this often spurs the next phase in quilting and I recognize these feelings for what they are and do my best with the support of friends and quilters to move on.

Dear Quilters when you’re feeling inadequate, saying negative things about another quilter will not help you feel better about you own quilting skill.  Hunkering down and practicing will.

Take a class from a quilter whose skills you admire.

Practice

Seek support for how to grow as a quilter.

Practice

Take private lessons from a great quilter in your area.

Practice

Please know that there is no substitute for practicing.  Sitting at the machine, figuring out what’s working, what’s not and moving on from there.  NO SUBSTITUTE!

When you’re feeling inadequate try something new and practice, practice, practice.

Appreciate the skill and HOURS of hard work that others have shared.

Thank you.

Teri

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