Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Desire To Inspire - Early December Edition

We had a technical problem yesterday so we are going to continue the Let's Get Quilting giveaway next Monday. Sorry for the inconvenience. The latest winner is Kathy Coop Luerhs and we will be contacting you very soon. Congratulations.

We are pleased to present the latest installment of the challenge to you. Desire To Inspire has been one of our favorite events on this blog. We ask quilters to submit a photo and we randomly choose some to make a project of his or her choice in a limited amount of time. If you are interested in the challenge, check out the details above.

Our new challenger is Betsy Lewis and she too went above and beyond what we expected. Let's meet her and see what she made with ABC-123 by Shelly Comiskey. You can view this collection and all of Shelly's other ranges on the Henry Glass website.

HG:  Where do you live?
BL:   Brooksville Florida

HG:  Tell us about your family.
BL:   I have been married 27 years. Met my soulmate while in the military. We raised to wonderful children who have blessed us with 2 grandchildren.

HG:  How long have you been quilting?
BL:  10 years. I actually learned to quilt when we moved to Florida. We lived in North Carolina for 20 years and though I sewed, I never really knew about quilting.

HG:  What's your favorite technique? 
BL:  Appliqué, back basting method.

HG:  Who taught you how to quilt? 
BL:  I teach high school Spanish in a middle school and I wanted my students to make a Mexican scarf called a serape. So I requested that each parent donate a yard of fabric so their child could make a serape. One parent donated bags and bags of little squares. I called her to come pick them up since we could not make serapes out of those little squares. She said to me, if you keep the squares , I will teach you what to make with them. She gave me about 2 months of private lessons and I was hooked. I have been quilting ever since. My first year I made 20 quilts!

HG:  Do you belong to any guilds? 
BL:  Not at this time. The guild meets during the day and I work full time. When I retire , I hope to join a guild.

HG:  Anything else you would like to share with our readers? 
BL:  Before I leave each morning to begin my journey with middle schoolers, I stitch. It relaxes my mind and feeds my soul. Thank you for allowing me to be part of this challenge.

Thank you Betsy! 

Have a great day. 

- HG


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Rosa said...

Great post.So gorgeous and the cover caught my eye with those letters.