"Beginner, Intermediate, Advance, or Expert"
These words have different meanings to us quilters.
Beginner is an easy one to define. You are just starting out. You are figuring out how to work and thread your sewing machine. You are learning simple quilting terms.
- rotary cutter
- accurate 1/4" seams (very important to learn)
- bias, binding, backing, basting
- fat quarter, jelly roll, a yard
- Choosing fabric
- Comfortable with your machine
- Setting in seams (ironing)
Expert means people are coming to you for advice, you are teaching, you are getting paid for your services, and you are still learning/growing.
Don't let any of these terms scare you off a project. If you like the design and find it challenging ask a friend to help you out! Don't be shy to attempt anything. So, which one defines me? I would have to go with "Advanced". I've never entered any of my quilts into a show. That will be my challenge in the next 3 years! But I do feel that I have mastered all the basic skills and terminology.
Remember "" Practice, Practice, Practice"!