Greetings fellow appliqué enthusiasts! I’d like your opinion on something.
I was thinking of putting together a self-help brochure to hand out at my booth during quilt shows. Something like this.
The brochure would be offered to visitors who say things like:
I haven’t done any appliqué yet.
I can’t do appliqué.
I’m afraid of appliqué.
So this is all hand appliqué? That’s too hard.
So this is all stick-on? That’s not really appliqué.
How long did this all take?
I don’t have the patience.
Did you do all this?????
My dear, you need to get a life.
Oh, it’s more of that crappliqué.
And the list goes on.
My responses generally fall into the form of reassuring, encouragement, clarification of method, assertion that there is no one correct method, and letting less than kind comments roll off the back.
It’s a lot of talking. Wouldn’t it be much simpler to hand them a little brochure? Something that they could take home and read at their leisure? Surely the scales would fall from their eyes and their quilting lives would be forever changed!
What do you think?
Can you add to the list of comments that put you into appliqué defense mode? And what would be the perfect name for the handout?
By Kay Mackenzie