I’ve written before about the “domino effect” where one small minute details leads to another and another and so on. Well, that’s how I feel about my growing interest in quilting. With so many creative juice varieties flowing in my head, it’s often hard to pinpoint exactly what starts the action.
But it probably goes back to last November when we joined the gym. It was that time of the year that the weather sometimes interfered with my walking or biking, so we thought let’s give our local Planet Fitness a try for the winter months. Plugging in to the overhead television monitors or my cell seemed to be the thing to do while burning those calories on the treadmill or elliptical.
But I found myself getting bored with that so I tapped into my YouTube channel looking for things to interest me. Layout design, Photoshop, sewing, embroidery – those were all things that sparked my interest. And so I started turning my gym sessions into learning sessions. Eventually I landed on the Missouri Star Quilt Company channel to learn more about creating more sewing and quilting projects. And that is when I met Jenny Doan . Her tutorials are always fun, made so by her sparkling personality. If you’ve not heard about Jenny and the Missouri Star’s success be sure to check out their story here
Not only have they found business success, but they’ve made a huge impact on a struggling small town in Missouri where small town downtowns are often deserted and sleepy. They’ve brought jobs and a new vibrancy to town, even developing a “quilting retreat” center. Amazing! And they’ve captured the nation’s attention with recent spots on the NBC Nightly News as well as MSNBC.
Well, this evening I get to meet the famous Jenny at the Cut Up and Sew Shop in Palm Coast where she’s presenting a Trunk Show, sharing some of her quilts and tips.
Even though we’ve never met, I feel like she’s a friend as I’ve spent so many hours with her on YouTube listening to her tutorials on my tablet and picking up hints for my sewing and quilting projects.
I even had her on the tablet while recently making a purse – just like spending time with a good friend.
Thanks Jenny for all your help and keep up the great tutorials. I’m sure I speak for many of your fellow sewers and quilters when I say that we really appreciate ya, girlfriend! ….oh and thanks for playing dominoes with me :)