Well, back in 2003, I bought an old sewing machine from a local pond shop. I had a friend of mine who made photo memory quilts and I couldn't afford to purchase one so I decided to try to make one myself. I became discouraged because an advanced seamstress saw how crooked my lines were and how my machine was not of the best quality and discouraged me.
Well, last year my Mom turned 80 and I wanted to give her a photo memory quilt with all her kids and grandkids on it....I spoke to my niece who quilts, Akita , who encouraged me greatly by saying, "Aunt Tara if you can sew a straight line then you can quilt." Out of the mouth of babes,...I tell you! I was so happy to hear such encouragement that I dug out all of my quilt supplies and books ...I spoke to my daughter who told me that if I wanted to learn how to do anything just go to You Tube! These kids know EVERYTHING! So, I watched a beginner's quilting video series over and over until I got the process down....the rest is history!
You can see Tara making a photo memory quilt for her great niece, Mikelle. I think its marvelous that Tara didn't let the negative words of others discourage her forever. Happy Sewing Tara! Enjoy!