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Peace by piece

By Jacob Stock

The Cuero Record

Quilting is an individual embellishing form of art that concentrates on several traits. Imagination, focus, and patience are all components you need or will receive from learning how to quilt.

An American tradition that could now be classified as a pastime, the construction of quilts has been around for generations. Passionate advanced quilter, Patti Farley, is looking to help share her knowledge and expertise to help revive the art of quilt making.

Originally from Illinois, Farley has been a Yorktown/Cuero resident for the last 22 years. Beginning her quilting journey roughly back in 2004, Farley has constructed more than 100 quilts through the years. With a whole lot of hours under her belt, Farley’s knowledge of quilting offers an enticing perspective for anyone trying to learn the hobby.

Since the beginning of January, Farley has been offering quilting lessons that will help progress individuals through the three stages of quilting. Charging $75 per level, she can help anyone learn a skill that could last a lifetime. Farley is looking to help instruct anybody that wants to learn; older, younger, male, or female. With decades of expertise, she is looking to help pass on the knowledge she has learned.

“There are three levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. There are four classes with each level and you typically spend two to three hours for each class,” described Farley. “I have only had one student and she has done all three levels. She is now teaching her granddaughters how to quilt. She got into a little snag and couldn’t figure out how to fix it. I helped her out and she has now been entering her quilts in the junior divisions at stock shows and has been getting first place,” noted Farley.

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