Speaking the Language of Quilting

As a new school year is about to begin, I am preparing my classroom for my 38th year as a classroom teacher. Teaching our young men and women has been, next to raising my own family, the most rewarding experience of my life.

Many of our students come into the classroom today speaking languages that are not only different than English, but though beautiful to hear cause the child great hardships in classroom. Each needs to learn the basics of the language before the content can be mastered.

The same would be reflected in the quilter’s world. If you come to the world of quilting as a sewer, many of the following terms will sounds familiar. Sewing is not the basic class for quilting, so the following definitions will make it easier to understand the world of the quilter and the language that they speak.

The Best Things In Life Are Quilted

“The best things in life are quilted.”

Over the weekend I spent countless hours quilting, my passion, or blogging on many of the wonderful quilting sites on the Internet. Since quilting is a pastime that is done in solitude most of the time, taking time to observe the wonderful and beautiful artistic and colorful designs of those who have placed their work on the Internet for the world to see has been a marvelous outgoing experience.