Throughout the generations my family has
passed down skills and traditions in quilting
and knitting. My mother and grandmother
(Nana) have been the most influential people
in my life. Thanks to their influence, lessons
and encouragement, ever since I was little the
passion for design has become my strength.
Out of all of the different things in this world, I
hold most dear the ability to create.
I remember when I was very young I was often
helping out with different projects around the
house. I wondered what my mom and Nana
were doing and felt a great desire to participate
in what they were creating. To keep me from
being a nuisance, they started to teach me
many different knitting and quilting techniques. I started learning by helping organize
the quilt pieces, trying to knit a stitch, and at
time cutting the fabric. They never became
agry or hollered at me even when I messed
up. It was through their God-giving patience
that they tried to correct me assisting me in
learning how to sew or knit properly.
Throughout the years, my Nana has shown me
how much compassion and experience she has.
If something goes wrong or I make a mistake
she is able to correct it. She has always enabled
me to create, helping me buy my projects and
showing me the best way to work. When she
A FAMILY TRADITION PASSED DOWN