Here at Brown Bird Designs I am always searching for new and interesting things to do and talk about. I am not sure about you, but I can entertain myself for hours on end. Just give me some fabric, a sewing machine, food and Netflix and I could be a shut-in. At least that is what I always joke about. I moved to a new state more than a year ago and I have started to get involved in my local quilting community by joining the Tucson Modern Quilt Guild and going to Block Busters at a LQS. But most of the day I am working at home by myself going from one job (my main job) to the other (my side hustle, this blog). At the end of the day I am always wondering how the day went by so fast. Last weekend I went on a hike in the Catalina State Park. As I passed cactuses, trickling streams and horse tracks I took it all in and had a eureka moment. I needed to create a hub for events going on in our quilting community so we can become stronger. So it is easier to find out what is going on and how you can join in.
I will be periodically searching for Block of the Months, Quilt-A-Longs, quilt challenges and block challenges. I will add a short description from the site, and add a link to the site where the guidelines are. All this information will go on a calendar so you can see what is going on month to month and week to week. I will do my best to get as much as I can filled into the calendar, but I fear that I will not be complete. I encourage everyone to let me know what event you are hosting or participating in so I can add them to the calendar. I will not be adding swaps because they close so fast, usually by the time I find out about them they are closed 😐
I am calling the calendar and my newsletter Feeding the Needle because to grow personally, spiritually and to become a Quilting Guru, we must feed ourselves with knowledge and experiences.