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You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be

cherrywood 12 step color run funI know, I know the grammar on that title is pretty awful.

At some point in any class I will lean in close to several students and whisper this to them.
And yes in a rather noisy room I will whisper or lower my voice enough that the quilter must pay attention to what I’m saying, “You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be” It’s important to know that.
sometimes it’s not easy being where you’re supposed to be because you’ve looked around to check where others are in relation to you and it’s where you think you want to be, but it’s not where you are and you start stitching faster and then the troubles come
the seam goes off and out comes the seam ripper
and you must slow down
if I need to I will whisper this again when I see your shoulders and ears becoming one body part.
take a quick walk
The other quilters might be moving at a different pace, seemingly faster than you however, it might not be what it seems.

Take your time and piece and quilt your quilt with all of who you are. Your quilt will be beautiful when  your done. Yes, you’ll know where all of the “flaws”, “design decisions” are, but those are the places that give your quilts character and make it yours and unique.

You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be

Quilt on


4 thoughts on “You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be”

  1. Teri- This message can apply on so many different levels. Thank you for showing my little bundle of fabric with this post. Dyeing fabric may not be like finding the cure for cancer, but I am where I am supposed to be… and proud of it!

  2. Your right. I often find myself comparing my work to others. I realize that I need to work at my own pace. It makes me happier!

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