Edit: This post is not to criticise, it is only to spark discussions. I admire the longarm quilter that turns quilts in to works of art without a computer.
Good morning everyone...
I have been busy yesterday teaching two classes one on needleturn applique and the other hand quilting.
This made me think about quilting in general, how does everyone feel about quilting quilts?
I for one love finishing my own quilts, either on my domestic machine, or hand quilt, don't do many of mine on my longarm maybe because I enjoy quilting and try not to make it to difficult for me to manage even on my domestic machine.
I noticed in the last few years going to quilt shows that a very large number of quilts are now being quilted by a second person on a longarm, don't get me wrong I know we all only have so many hours in the day to get things done, but I think it is a shame that this is happening.
As I said I know the quilts that are custom quilted look amazing, but are they quilts to snuggle under, are they still soft or are they show pieces only?
To me making a quilt includes all steps, how do you feel about quilting?
Food for thought.