I rarely use patterns other than those created by me. One of my friends had suggested I share them. My question is: Should I find others willing to test the patterns before I share them?
They, of course, worked fine for me, but I knew what I wanted. Someone using the pattern may not see the "vision" of the final piece. Or perhaps I didn't explain something well enough...etc.
That is wonderful. I am located in San Antonio, TX. Specifically the northwest area of town. Would love to know if anyone is also close to here.
I hope Debbie-Do sees your post.
On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)
Thanks Spudgrandma...I'll be sure to post images. I'll work on getting everything on the site figured out :D
Same here Kris. That's my huge worry. I've dealt with patterns that did nothing but confuse me and ended up using the image to make mine look similar.
Melissa, MelodyP & Barbara, That would be wonderful. I've never used testers, but I have done it before. So I'm hoping it won't be too difficult. The biggest thing is making sure the pattern is easily understood :D If you want, friend me here and I'll work on this stuff after the first of the year :D
That is a great idea. I really wish we had something like that out here. There is a beginner quilter club/class that meets once a month at one of the local libraries. Maybe I could try there and see what options may be available.
We have nothing like that out here :( It's so sad. I had thought of trying to start one, but I'm not even sure there's enough people that would even be interested. We're really rural.
An online test day sounds fun too. Or make it into a project type thing where they have a month or two. Some of my patterns are a bit more difficult than others. I'd love the chance to get everyone's questions and make sure everything is clearly laid out in the final patterns.
I'm considering starting my own because there just aren't any out here. There's a once a month library quilter's meeting but it's really really beginner. There is a quilting class as an elective every other semester at the local public school, but again...that doesn't work for me. I'm considering contacting both instructors and seeing if there would be any response to an actual quilter's group.
I've always wanted to do a retreat, but with my home obligations, I'll never be able to :(
can't wait to see your pattern! I'm from Livonia Mi. and have very few sewing shops around me that is unless i want to drive for almost an hour.
Quilting My Rainbow
What ideas for starting your own are you thinking of? I would love to startup own, I only know 2 others that quilt, would you put a note up in the local quilt shops?
Hi Michelle, it is nice to meet you.
I'm assuming you are talking about doing quilting for others - there are a couple of ladies on here who quilt for hire and I'm sure they will be along to help you out. Also there is a thread called Longarmers Share and you can find someone there with lots of good info.
Life is like a quilt...bits & pieces, joy & sorrow, stitched with love
ls2116 -- same here...I think I have to drive at least 2 hours. And even then I'm not sure. Closest "big" town is 3 1/2 hours away.
Michelle...I'm thinking several directions here. I think I want to do an online forum type through my blog. I'm doing a monthly make project there as well as several others, so I'm wondering if I could work out an "across the miles" quilter's club of sorts. As for locally, I'm going to speak with the school instructor that teaches it as well as the library instructor. I'm going to put ads up at the library, schools, post office and other bulletin boards locally and see what type of response I can get. Then plan the first few meetings as one a month, perhaps moving them closer if time allows and there seems to be an interest.
That's a good idea. I think after first of the year, I'll try the flyers in my local quilt shops and close stores just to see what response there is. Was hoping to find people close to where I live in San Antonio so they would be more likely to keep up. Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you.
Accross the miles quilters club sounds interesting!
Angèle from NWO
I like the across the miles. How would that work?