My first quilt (9/94): A nine-block sampler from a Leisure Arts booklet titled, “Teach Yourself to Quilt.” (If you look carefully, you may be able to detect four, not two, baskets in the block in the upper left corner. As you can see, I had a lot to learn about contrast.) People often ask if I had a teacher like Sylvia Compson, but unfortunately, I only wish I had. I’m a self-taught quilter whose skills have developed thanks to the many wonderful instructional quilting books and magazines out there, as well as the help of my on-line quilting friends from rec.crafts.textiles.quilting.
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