I come from a long family of crafty women. My mother painted sweatshirts for my sister and I in the 80s. My grandmother made dolls that looked much like the original Cabbage Patch Kids. My great, great grandmother made beautiful quilts that I still cherish today.
Even though I grew up creative, I never wanted to learn to sew. Then when my son was born and I couldn’t find much clothing for him that wasn’t covered in sports themes, I tricked myself into learning how to sew.
And even though I taught myself to sew, I never wanted to learn to quilt. It seemed too tedious and precise. But then when I couldn’t find a really great shower curtain for my epic kids’ bathroom, I ended up tricking myself into learning how to quilt, too.
I’m a sucker.