Distracted Quilting

This week’s zeitgeist has been about staying focused.

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Castle Wall hand pieced block


Several articles landed in my inbox and I saw a few things on social media that showed up without me searching.  The common denominator was to eliminate distractions.    Two of the articles cited studies that showed things as simple as being able to see your phone or computer ( even if turned off ) could have a negative impact on your ability to stay focused on a complex task.    Oh, you mean like Quilting??       I think most of us know this intuitively,  and it is part of why we started WIP Wednesdays.        I also think that the need to pay attention and avoid the distractions of everyday life is one of the reasons we find quilting to be enjoyable and sometimes therapeutic.     I know it is for me.

wool pincushions

Wool Pincushions

If you are looking for a nice handwork project to focus on for the summer there are a couple of good choices starting soon here at the Shoppe.     Wool applique pincushions,    a cornucopia in embroidery and needle lace,  and a hand pieced Castle Wall block.      The pincushion and cornucopia will begin on July 11, with our hand stichers and stumpwork groups.    New members always welcomed!!  and the Castle Wall by hand workshop is on August 15.    Please let us know that you are planning to attend these events.

Cornucopia in Stumpwork


We will be closed on July 4,   and we will not be open late for Friday Night Lights this month,   that will resume in August.

Lastly,  our Block of the Month will meet tomorrow,  July 1 and do 2 blocks.   # 6 & 7,   See you then.

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4 Responses to Distracted Quilting

  1. Optimum says:

    Hi Diana I’ll be sending you work samples (pics)–hopefully sometime today or tomorrow?–I’m a bit in overload –working on ten projects at once!!! Have you had any response thus far for the July 18th workshop? Talk soon, Renee Sent from my iPad


    • Thanks I was going to contact you today, asking for some photos. Your work is stunning and you are an inspiring teacher, so I hope that the images help get more people to register.

  2. Kathleen Basso says:

    Hi Diana I was called out of town unexpectedly so I won’t be at the meeting this morning. I will catch up in August hopefully Have a safe holiday.

    Kathy Basso

    Sent from my iPad


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