"Pride is a funny thing though. I began making quilts in 1976 and so one could reasonably presume that I had some sort of skill set, but as I began making my 1876 quilt with Anne I discovered that I still had (have) a lot to learn! I have never claimed that patience is a personal forte, but making this quilt has taught me the value of patience and precision.
Now I enjoy the entire process and I have learned the value of 1/8th and 1/16ths. Sewing "Y-seams" and pivoting no longer faze me and I expect to make mistakes and enjoy the process of discovering and correcting them. Making this quilt is an adventure. It is a process and as you work you will, no matter how skilled you are, learn a lot. If a beginning quilter chooses to make this quilt -(and that is eminently
doable!) by the time you finish you will be an expert and you will have a whole foundation of knowledge to carry you forward! Anne is a patient, and skilled teacher. I would encourage anyone who enjoys creating a unique quilt to join in the fun. You will learn a lot, make new friends and end up with an amazing work of art!"
Marie Z. J.
Friday Harbor, WA