I think we all have a tendency to reflect on life, past choices made and the journey we've had. Some choices were good, others could/should have been different/better....! I think my decision to teach quilting in 1988 was a good one. In the process I have learnt much more than the students from me as I had to continuously produce new and fresh ideas which was imperative if I wanted to be a successful teacher. It sent me on a solitary road of discovery, not just creatively but also so much of myself. I discovered talents which I never dreamt I had....
I was fortunate that I was already a member of the Kaffrarian Quilters' Guild (now East Coast Quilters' Guild) when we moved from King Williams' Town to East London in 1991as it immediately offered a group of prospective friends...! We all settled down very quickly this time and I formed a small quilt group. We had weekly get togethers on Wednesday mornings and had great fun. I also continued teaching from home.
|Beverley Swemmer, me (yes I had dark hair!) and Jayne McComb. The 4th member Margaret Brown took the photograph!|
|92-11 My first Ndebele style wallhanging made in 1992|