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    Ruth Bourke
    Adventurer
    @cbcraftycorner

    Hi Guys, my name is Ruth and I love learning.  I do technical training from time to time in the day job but have creative hobbies in fibre arts like quilting and I also love photography.  I will be teaching my first quilt class next year and am planning and preparing for that.  I would love to create a course for people interested in exploring quilt design and pattern writing for publication. I happily lose track of time when exploring colour and pattern and playing with fabric.  Combining a love of writing/photography and making and finding a way to share this with others is what I hope to achieve in this climb to the summit!

    #4267

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    Welcome to the Great eCourse Adventure Ruth. We love the diversity of this wonderful crew coming up the mountain. You are officially our first quilter and I can guarantee there is plenty of space and room for creativity for the eCourse you’re envisioning! Can’t wait to help you bring that dream to life.

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    Lorraine Watson
    Adventurer
    @lorrainewatson

    I love looking at quilts but have never ventured into actually making one. The patterns and designs are works of art that twig into both the left and right brain. Congrats on having your first course in the works!

    Lorraine

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    Ruth Bourke
    Adventurer
    @cbcraftycorner

    Hi Bradley &Lorraine, thanks for saying hello and the warm welcome.

    I’m delighted to be the first quilter here!  Some quilty friends of mine were chatting over dinner and talking about how they keep their hobby on the down low as people think of quilting as an old persons hobby or don’t see why you would need more than one quilt!  It always seems to gather some strange and puzzled looks!  As a craft and art form it ticks all the boxes for me, problem solving, design, playing with colour and the enormous sense of satisfaction of making something unique, visually appealing and useful.  I really hope I can capture this feeling in my upcoming class and course!

    Lorraine, a very good friend of mine works with feral cats too and I admire anyone who helps with animal rescue. It really is a passion and a calling. We have 2 rescue dogs but no cats!

    Ruth

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    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    I think it’s an art form that has the potential to make a big comeback. There’s no comparing a factory made quilt, compared to one’s that been made with love by hand. It would be cool to creatively weave some history lessons throughout your course as you teach the lessons. Stories are a beautiful way to get a lesson across!

    #5596

    Cristin
    Adventurer
    @cristin_olafsson

    YAY – another textile person and hands on learner/teacher!

    I look forward to seeing what you create 🙂

    Cristin

    #5853

    Kate Arms
    Adventurer
    @Kate_Arms

    I treasure the quilts made my mother and grandmother. In this era of DIY and back to basic handcrafts and fibre arts, I see lots of potential for quilters as a market – and not just for women. Many of the active knitters and crocheters I know are men. 🙂

    My daughter has some basic skills and refuses to let me teach her anything more. That’s another potential market.

    I look forward to what you create.

    #5998

    Beth
    Adventurer
    @Beth

    (psst! everything “old” is new again… and to be treasured!) I think there are lots of people who would be interested and I know a few quilters too!

    #7027

    Waymatea
    Adventurer
    @waymatea

    Hi Ruth,

    So nice to meet you here 🙂 What a great idea to pass this age old beautiful art onto the world in an e-course. I wish you the best in creating your program.

    Blessings,
    Way

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    Deb Robson
    Adventurer
    @robson

    Yeah, Ruth–I get “why would you want to make yarn?” or socks, or sweaters, or blankets. . . . I mean, you can buy this stuff at Wal-Mart!

    I’m a spinner/weaver/knitter/crocheter. I’ve quilted, too. Love the medium, but keep getting sucked back into processing raw fiber {grin}.

    #11934

    Deb Robson
    Adventurer
    @robson

    Yes, Bradley! You’re right about “no comparison” between the bulk-produced quilts and a handmade one. Even just a tied comforter has more character when it’s a one-off that expresses creative vision.

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