I don’t talk much about the longarm part of my little business on my blog.
I was asked why that is . . .
So it got me to thinking . . .
And since I’ve been forcing myself to spend time on the dreaded treadmill, I’ve had some spare minutes for thinking . . .
And I think it’s for two main reasons.
First, I don’t think I’m that good at it yet. I’ve only had my machine for not quite 3 years, and have only been taking in customer quilts for just over 2 years. I still learn something on every single quilt. Honestly, I hope that doesn’t stop. I want to get better. I want to get a LOT better. The only way to do that is to keep at it, and keep practicing.
Second, I’m never sure if I should show customer’s quilts, and sometimes when I do want to, I never remember to ask permission or take any pictures, so I just never do. I feel like if the customer wants it to be seen, it’s their business to show it. I also know that if I’d just ask, they’d pretty much ALL be very happy for me to showcase their quilts. I need to get better about taking the pictures and asking permission.
So . . . I’ve decided to start showing a bit more of the quilting I do on my longarm, and to also start asking permission of my customers to show you some of their quilts that I’ve quilted as well. My Cowboy maintains that “No one will ever know what you can do if you don’t show them.” I have to agree . . . no matter how reluctant I am to toot my own horn.
So I’ll be back later with a post on the quilt I’m working on today, and tell you all about it, complete with pictures.
Meanwhile, you can go check out a few of the longarm quilters that I hope to be like when I grow up . . .
Oh, and trust me, you won’t be seeing work of that caliber in my posts . . . at least not until I’ve gotten some more practice time under my belt. But I hope by putting myself out there, it will help me improve faster, just so I won’t be embarrassed to show you stuff!