This week found me
growing my Jen Kingwell
and auditioning background fabrics.
As school ended and free time grew a bit
I found my self in contemplation about quilting...
I have been working in a quilt shop
for a year and a half.
and says a variation of the same thing...
"I don't really need any more fabric"
"I have a huge stash I never use"
I even had a customer say...
"My stash is so big that it is easier for me to come here
and buy new fabric to make my quilt."
At first I found this amusing.
Me too - I have a large stash.
Me too - I often find it hard to use what I have.
Me too - I probably don't "need" to buy more.
But now, a year and a half later,
I think it's a bit depressing.
What is going on with woman
that we are spending more money
on fabric we don't need?
This is why I love love love Kathy Doughty.
Her philosophy is all about USING your stash.
Perhaps you buy a new piece or two
to enhance or "pop" the collection you already have...
but she focuses on playing with the fabrics
that you already fell in love with
and helping you figure out how to use them.
I have arranged some workshops with her!
I have been working on these workshops for almost a year
and now it's time!
I am playing in my stash
and am officially committed to using what I have.
I LOVE what I have!
It's almost a relief to know
I already have what I need.
I started with this delicious piece...
and auditioned him
until I saw him singing with some friends...
A scrumptious palette developed!
I tell ladies who are struggling
to figure out what to bring to class
to fill a tub (that you can carry)
with what you love.
Here's my tub...
I am so excited to hear
what Kathy Doughty has to say
and see my stash through her eyes!
Congrats to Sharon from
who won the last giveaway of text fabric!
This week's giveaway is
2 1/2 yards of the beginning of a quilt
you can add to from your stash!
Leave a comment sharing what you think about
using your stashor buying more fabric,
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or get someone new to comment.
Good Luck! 4 giveaways left!