Hello quilters and those interested in quilters, fabric and creativity:
Hey, I want to correct a misconception about my blog. Apparently there is some confusion. The name of my blog is Cuenca Quilt GuilT. Not guilD. I know nothing about a quilt guild… but I know a lot about guilT. Specifically the guilt one feels after over-spending on fabric for a new project or the guilt one feels after seeking out a fabric store to create a new project, even though one has many MANY quilt projects already needing attention. Or, another example, the guilt one feels when one enjoys quilting more than 70% of the social obligations that pop up.
A new resident of Cuenca, Lorraine A., may want to start a guilD. She has experience and interest in this type of thing. She worked in a fabric shop, she found a guilD to be a very helpful, supportive group. Lorraine recently gave away/sold tons of fabric in order to move to Cuenca with 7 suitcases.
This short post is simply to point out that this is a personal blog, not a quilt GuilD. As far as I know, there is no guilD in Cuenca. Also, interesting fact: there is not a single person with a long arm machine in Cuenca to my knowledge – so if you are planning to move to Cuenca and you are an experienced long arm quilter with a machine you plan to bring, please hurry up!
People here either do their quilting by hand or on a regular sewing machine. And a few ex-pats who say they quilt , seem not to be actively working on a quilt. But, its all good. The beauty of retirement is doing what you want.
So to those of you readers who are interested, a Cuenca Quilt GuilD may form in 2014 …but I will not be sponsoring it because that is not my thing.
Actually, quilting is what delights me.
Living in Cuenca delights me.
Skyping with my kids delights me, as well as talking with the grandchildren.
Skyping is, of course, not as much as seeing them in person but this “Retirement in Ecuador” life adventure makes that very complicated. More about visiting grandchildren another time.
Have a terrific week. Enjoy quilting!