We started doing quilting classes, and
right now I’ve got 30 people on schedule to start classes. We’re expanding the
time slots. We’ve got some evening classes the weekends, afternoons for those people
that don’t work or are retired, and we go from age 9 up to, I think the oldest one
right now is 84 so you’re never too old to learn. Then I didn’t get back into
quilting ’til probably about 15 years ago. And over the last five or six years
we’ve probably sold an average of forty to forty-five quilts a year. And my mom
and dad help an awful lot with the quilts, my mom does a lot of the quilting.
My favorite is scrappy quilts. I love to use up, and that’s my mother’s pet peeve we
have piles and piles of brand-new fabric but I like to use the scraps. Sometimes
they’re out of old clothes, I’ve even done a quilt out of ladies square
dancing outfits. And my dad works an awful lot with the pot holders and the
placemats, and helps with the rugs to prepare all the fabric and stuff for
that because we also do weaving. Let’s make sure that seam lined up ok? And we’re going the right way. It’s relaxing. Everybody says why don’t you take a break? This is my break. I love either quilting or weaving, that’s what I do all winter. People don’t understand why I don’t go south,
why I don’t take the winter off, that is the winter off. I hibernate. And quilt and weave.