Facebook Live - 20th March 2021 - Words of Encouragement and Quilt Inspiration Part 2
I was struck this week by the importance of words of encouragement.
I know plenty of parents who have spent the early part of 2021 encouraging and cajoling their children to do their school work at home. Sometimes the roles are reversed and children are persuading their elderly parents to keep exercising despite the difficulties of lockdown. We all know how important words of encouragement can be, particularly if we are feeling isolated. Motivation becomes more difficult.
It's one of the reasons why we have Facebook Groups like Longarm Learning Curve for Handi Quilter owners. You may not know it exists but within the group are all the previous HQ Owners in the UK (and worldwide HQ Owners can also join). The admins in the group are me (Liz), Lynda Jackson, Handi Quilter Ambassador and Educator and Nel Eyre a Handi Quilter Owner. We ensure the advice and guidance is on point and relevant to the group but otherwise no question is silly, stupid or unimportant.
There is also a brand new Facebook group for those who have a Handi Quilter longarm or a Pfaff powerquilter 16.0 but who haven't been on their Foundation Workshop yet. With the restrictions on travel and running workshops we were only able to run our Foundation Workshop in March and September in 2020. For those who couldn't come or who bought their machine after the last workshops ran we can now offer support, training and education through a private group run by Abigail Sheridan de Graaff, our Handi Quilter educator. There is a social element to the group so next week we'll be running an introductory meet session on Zoom.
The Facebook group won't replace the Foundation Workshop. Coming to our showroom will still be an option for those who would like to come to the workshops when they are announced. More details will be available after Easter 2021 on when they are available and how to book.
If you think you should have received an invitation to the new Virtual Workshop group and haven't please email us at email@example.com
We were all beginners once...
I notice there is no date on the quilt but it was probably quilted around 10 years (and made 20 years ago!)