A friend of mine, Melissa Schuler, recently invited me to attend an “Introduction to Quilting “class with her.
“I thought now that you are retired, you might have the time to try something new,” Melissa commented.
I explained I am not a sewing enthusiast, not even close. I don’t even have a sewing machine.
Melissa responded: “You don’t need to know how to sew to take the class. It is held at the Shawano City-County Library. The Shawano Area Quilters instruct the classes. There are three sessions and there is no charge to attend.”
I thought about it and decided, why not?
Upon arrival, all students were placed in groups of three (two students and one helper). Melissa was my partner, and Dee Meyers and Nancy Amundson rotated as our helpers. These two ladies exhibited extreme patience. Melissa is an experienced sewer, but I needed help, lots of help, starting with how to use the sewing machine.