Learn Something New This Year!

© 2006

The Christmas tree is packed away until next year. The last champagne toast welcoming the New Year has been made. With all the celebrations over and all the traditions observed, it’s time for the sobering task of taking stock of where you are and where you plan to go in the new year.

Many of us will resolve to lose weight — to finally begin to exercise and eat right. Others will resolve to go to church more regularly and to try to be better people. These are all noble ambitions.

Hopefully, you will also add “learn something new” to your new year’s list. It is so important that we as quilters continue our education. Here are some suggestions. Read a book about quilt history. Take a quilt class. Join a quilt guild. Visit a museum for inspiration.

All local quilt shops have classes for beginners and experts. If you can’t work it into your schedule, check out www.quiltuniversity.com. You can learn in the privacy of your own home.

Local quilt stores have lots of interesting quilt books. If the selection is not to your liking, there’s also the vast universe of www.amazon.com.

Museums and quilt shows inspire us. Get out of the house and soak up some inspiration.

It may be true that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but we’re not dogs. We’re quilters!

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