If you have read the previous post, you know I am talking about how I became a quilter. We left off on part two with my first actual quilt. I was so proud of myself for quilting this quilt and I now considered myself a quilter. I went to quilt shows with my mom, I was now a quilt shop regular. I had begun my stash. I was reading quilting magazines and buying patterns.
I even too a class to make a very scrappy bear.
This is all he ever became.
Why, well college happened. I left home moved up to sonoma and did my undergradutate studies in English.
I continue to shop for fabric and wanted to sign up for classes, but my school schedule did not allow for it. Four years later I ended up with my B.A. in English, from Sonoma State University. As soon as I finished I got together my supplies and started my pink and white quilt using the Yellow Brick Road pattern.
Shortly my break from school was over and my credential program began. I started the process of becoming a teacher. I did a whole multicultural project based learning unit quilts from different cultures for my credential program final. However, aside from the work I did for my credential, I didn't do anything else with quilting.
Then a very stressful year happened. I was having trouble dealing with the stress. I went to go see a personal trainer, because I wanted to put some more time into me. On his questionnaire there was two questions that changed everything. The first was, "How stressful is your job?" - that was easy very. The second one was, "What do you do about your stress?' - I had no answer. None, nothing. I did nothing for my stress.
That was until... see next where it all began post.