Who is your Cheerleader?

Yes, you heard correctly! Cheerleader. We all need cheerleaders for different aspects of our life, so I am specifically referring to your quilting cheerleader. The person that pushes you just a bit past your comfort zone, lifts you up when your quilt didn’t turn out exactly how you planned and just in general is your quilting BFF.

Let me introduce you to mine… Barbara Persing. This past year with Covid and being recently divorced and living on just my income… it was a rough year to say the least. All of my teaching engagements were cancelled so there went almost all of my income. Barb was my rock through it all. I’m not sure where I’d be right now… well, I’d probably be working at a job I hate full time. lol Thank God for Barb.

She is a super successful quilter and business woman. Pattern writer, fabric designer, longarm quilter, teacher, and my official cheerleader! Here is her website if you want to check her out… https://barbarapersing.com/ . Follow her on Instagram as well. She has some exciting news coming soon…. see, I know this because I am her cheerleader!

Who is your cheerleader? Leave it in the comments! I’m always inspired when we lift each other up!

4 thoughts on “Who is your Cheerleader?

  1. My cheerleaders are the quilters I’ve “met” on the Internet over the past 10 years that I’ve been blogging, from all over the United States and as far away as Jerusalem or Brisbane, Australia. Now that I’ve started quilting professionally, it is so humbling to get a package on my doorstep containing someone’s blood, sweat and tears in the form of a quilt top they are sending to me because they have been following my creative journey in words and images online and they like what I do enough to hire me for their own special project. Customers are the best cheerleaders. :-). And I’m so glad, by the way, that you are not stuck in a full-time job that you hate! As long as you can still afford fabric and wine, you’ll be okay (food is SO overrated…). ;-). Love you!

  2. Like Rebecca Grace, I get most of my “cheers” from online quilters I’ve come across — either because of my blog or in one or another of the online forums I visit. My family appreciates my quilts, but they really have no idea what goes into making them, which is natural, of course. I wish my daughters wanted to quilt, but no such luck — so far, anyway. 😉
    I’m *so* glad you managed to survive the major changes in your life and the COVID shutdown!

  3. Lisa, I would have to say my cheerleaders are the wonderful quilters who post their instructional videos which inspire and nudge me along to complete my projects and improve my fabric selection, cutting, quilting and of course ruler work!
    A quilting friend to share photos with is such a blessing! Thanks!

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