Mixing our Hobby with a Profession
by, 12-31-2011 at 11:28 AM (806 Views)
How many of us blend our talents between our favorite hobby and an occupation? I have been fortunate for many years in mixing both worlds together. I learned to quilt in a place and time where tradition ruled us all. I dove into hand applique and hand quilting and loved hand piecing with a passion [still do]. I was a baby quilter in the midst of some very talented folks who went on to become leaders in the industry teaching, designing fabrics and writing books and running major seminars. So, I learned the profession early as well.
I have but one published book, and have self published minor patterns and pattern booklets.
I have taught mainly hand applique for many years and love sharing the things that were shared with me as a newbie. Along the way I improved my computer skills to the point where the combination of both worlds prepared me for actual employment.