Here’s a bit about what you’ll do at the upcoming Summit. You’ll never look at your quilt blocks the same….you’ll come away from the Summit with the skills to kick every quilt block and quilt up a bit and make them uniquely your own.
One of the few things I find more rewarding than finishing a quilt is teaching quilting. For years I taught general and specialized quilt-making classes at our local technical college and nearby quilt shops. I succumbed to different life demands and stopped teaching for awhile, but, baby, I’m back!
And I’m extremely excited that we’ve begun scheduling Quilter’s Thread Summits.
I just returned from Peru, a beautiful country that was home to the Inca culture.
Lima is the largest city in Peru, but Cuzco was the center of the world for the Incas, and remains the cultural capital of the country. Just north of Cuzco is a beautiful area known as the Sacred Valley. The Incas revered this land, recognizing that it is some of the most fertile land in the region.
Tucked in the foothills of the dramatic landscape in this Sacred Valley, is the Chinchero district. The people here are mainly indigenous people who speak Quechua, an ancient language that dates before the Incas. They believe the mountains and Pachamama (Mother Earth) are their protectors. Among the rich culture in this area, I found the inherited tradition of weaving.
Quilters’ needles are called “sharps” because they are. Even the most seasoned quilters will prick their fingers and get blood on their quilts. Don’t let your hard work go to waste. Today we’ll show you how to get your own blood off your quilts.