Practice! Practice! Practice!

Flowers and Tea For Me
I recently took my 13-year-old daughter to her first live jazz concert. Lizz Wright was the main event. My daughter, who has loved jazz all her life, stared in awe at the bass player. “He makes it look so easy,” she marveled as she undoubetedly reflected on her attempts to teach herself to play alto saxophone.

“That’s because he has practiced all his life to be ready for this moment,” I replied. We settled back to enjoy the concert, and I secretly hoped my daughter had learned a life lesson.

In the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild there are some extraordinarily talented quilters. There are also some beginners. I am sure the beginners are intimidated by the masters. During show and tell, it is easy to think, “I could never do that!”

I say to my sister quilters: PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE! You will be amazed at what you can do if you. Don’t be afraid to make a mistake. Go for it!

I make lots of quilts for no other reason except to practice. Lately, I’ve been practicing my appliqué stitch. Tea and Flowers for Me is my most recent practice quilt.

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