at Studio Sew of Course!
Sandra at Studio Sew of Course is the October winner for the #BraveQuilter link up. She set a goal of printing on fabric at the beginning of the month, and fulfilled her intent. She posted on Instagram HERE, and also at her blog. You can read the details, and find more information on both her posts.
When I contacted Sandra earlier today about winning, she declined to accept her prize asking the amount be paid forward to the new direction #BraveQuilter is taking. I am very grateful to both Sandra and Angie at A Quilter Reader's Garden for their generosity. Thank you for your kindness, and thank you to everyone who participated with #BraveQuilter.
Bringing Quilting to People with Disabilities
So what's next? Well, something completely new for me that hopefully proves to be fun and exciting for adults attending a local workshop for people with disabilities. In talking with the director, we have brainstormed some ideas of taking small groups through the process of creating a quilt. Our immediate plan involves some basic block design using precut fabrics, and also a similar project to what Sandra just did using fabric paints with stamps or stencils. Our first goal is a small Christmas quilt to hang on the wall of the workshop.
If any of you have done a similar project with a group, and would like to offer advice, I would be grateful for it. Any resources you could recommend are appreciated. My concerns are making the project accessible to a wide range of abilities and small motor skills, and making it fun. There are some talented artists among this group, and I am sure it will be as exciting for me to see their work with fiber. I look forward to sharing this new adventure with you, too.
Don't let your #BraveQuilter goal planning end. Keep stretching yourselves as quilters and sewists, and I'll keep cheering you on!
Come on, Doxie girls.
Let's go sew.