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Quilters from all around Tyler, Texas gathered on March 10th to listen to one of the best in the industry as The Quilters Guild of East Texas invited Cecilia Brannon to their monthly meeting.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

Cecelia Brannon, one of the most talented quilters, spoke to members of the Quilters Guild of East Texas during their monthly meeting of the guild, located at the First Baptist Church-South Campus on March 10th. Taking part in in the demonstration, quilting hobbyists from all over Texas joined members of Tyler's Quilters Guild of East Texas. Insightful tips on how to work quicker were learned by everyone in attendance.

Recognized as a power quilter, Cecilia Brannon is a seasoned member of the guild. She showed a program that was packed with enthusiasm and high joy. A talented quilter, she has an impressive array of quits and with her “can do” attitude and enthusiasm, she impressed the crowd. Utilizing a number of quilting fabric, she covered different tricks and was able to address some of the concerns of the people in attendance.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

Cecelia, known for being a quilting master, quilts from home and, during the gathering she discussed her time saving tips which are “designed to empower and encourage” everyone to “to get those quilts quilted”. She invests time and dedication into her quilts, making them a template for all quilters out there trying to improve their methods.

Later donated to cancer patients, most of the members of the group remained in after the gathering and stuffed pillows. Bought from a local textile manufacturer, the American Cancer Society donated the supplies.

Ms. Brannon shared her knowledge ab quilting, and influenced others to take inspiration from her insight, using it to improve their own crafts and designs. Utilizing quality fabric is substantially helpful in the manufacturing of your own quilts, but technique has a lot to do with it as well. As she showed her own designs and provided many helpful tricks, Ms. Brannon's energetic and passionate position on quilting was enjoyed by the attendees.

The hobby of quilting is being reenergized, just as scrapbooking was a couple of ago, gaining the attention of hobbyists everywhere. The dedication and patient nature of quilting is relaxing and allows for the designer to take their time without becoming bored.

Quilting is an art form that is full of history and tradition; it's about family and giving, providing comfort and warmth for people you care about. Quilting is a thing you do with purpose in mind and a lot of care goes into the craft. You keep it for life, a quilt is a thing where the memory of the effort the quilter put into it, when they made it just for you stays with it.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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