Wednesday, July 17, 2013
July 31st 2013
(earlier if 2pm -6pm slot doesn't make )
( the cows go to bed at dark but if its full moon we can still see them )
To launch my 2013 classes I am offering this class at the farm.
Get away to an idyllic farm setting with cozy cows and horses.
This class is different , I will be providing the fabric and the end product will be a charity quilt. I have 2 sewing machines and can rent some if needed. I have all the tools. Think of it as try it ( quilting ) before I buy all that lovely stuff.
Class is $30 ( 4 hours) plus a kit fee so you can make one block to make into a pillow.
Subsequent classes on assembling and quilting can be scheduled.
This class is also available for any group or organization .
If your group is new to quilting I would be happy to help with suggestions of the necessary tools.
I saw the book on Amazon along with her next book 10 Minute Block 2
These are samples of my quilts , more to follow.
893 Buford Carey FR
Hull Ga 30646
706-318-2334 ( I just love deviling telemarketers so beware! )
Tentative next class date August 21st
Saturdays and Sunday classes can be scheduled with 2 -6 people as well any evening
Posted by Unknown at 7:10 AM
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Christmas Wreath Quilt by Amanda Whitsel of Crooked Pine Quilts , Hull Ga. 30x30 This beautiful, everlasting wreath has a sleeve for hanging on the back or can be displayed flat on a small table. The intricate piecing and freehand machine stitching make this a truly unique piece .
Thanks to Jon for all his time coaching my daughter at ACS tennis
Posted by Unknown at 3:30 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013
How do we value something that is made by our own hands or the hands of others. Sometimes we say " I won't pay that much , I could make it myself , cheaper " .
Ah, the crux of the problem. How much ( $) value do we place on time spent creating. $20 , $30 an hour , or should we be satisfied with the satisfaction of the accomplishment?
( Yes, I may be making up words but after all, Webster had to get his ideas someplace).
A very accomplished, artistic woman, Sam Hunter, recently published 2 articles online about this subject. I have used her formula for deriving a worth for a few of my quilts. Over the years, I have sold quilts for what I knew were low ball prices. Sam Hunter of Hunter Design Studio makes the argument for valuing the quilt for what it would truly cost to make , using current cloth prices , and the correct pay scale per hour of work.
Click to see Sam's Web Page
This a quilt I made in " 2 weeks" . Of course I slept , ate etc. I wanted to enter a quilt show and that is how much time 'till deadline. I used the formula Sam has derived and came up with $450. For a 12''x12 '' quilt. Is anyone going to pay $450 , no 'cause I am not famous. Doesn't matter. That is an honest price for the amount of work I put into it. App. 20 hours , $150.00 at minimum wage. I have spent years honing my craft. Is $300 a week a living wage ? No. Let's go back to that 2 weeks I took to make the quilt. Let's say I make $300 a week salaried. So , $600. I didn't get that price either. Ultimately, we each decide what will we do with all the quilts piling up around . I agree with Sam that no matter what amount we accept for a quilt , $450, $600 or $75 ,that price should include an education.
More on this subject to follow.