Mom learns to Free motion Quilt!

I just received a phone call from my mom. She is still sewing on the green Viking sewing machine she taught me to sew on in the 1960’s. She bought a free motion foot a few months ago….

The excitement in her voice was palpable!  My mom found the courage to free motion quilt on a table square around some shamrocks.

She said it wasn’t perfect. I could tell she was proud of herself for trying. AND it was good enough! I am bursting with pride!  I accomplished something I never dreamed of….or maybe dreamed of but kept telling myself to let that dream die.

Here’s Mom’s quilted table runner:

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It’s hard to be the daughter of two perfectionists and be so imperfect.  It’s fabulous to know that my mom conquered a fear at age 80+ (she would not like me to share her age).

I cannot tell you how good that phone call made me feel.  Sometimes I think I should have moved an hour and a half or more away many years ago.

Great job Mom!

Linda

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About inspiredlayerslinda

I was an Island Batik Ambassador for 2017. I enjoyed the challenge of designing new quilt patterns with this very special batik fabric collections. I teach free motion quilting via my Youtube videos and Doodle of the Month program which anyone can sign up for by sending me an email requesting to be added to the list. I enjoy transforming fabric into unique quilts, t-shirts into memory quilts, and photos to wall art. I joined Toastmasters to find my voice and learn to share my quilts and stories with others.
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2 Responses to Mom learns to Free motion Quilt!

  1. Cheryl Burke says:

    Yeah!!! Moms are never too old to learn something new 🙂

  2. Jane Sherman says:

    Such a lovely story, Linda. You should be proud.

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