Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
I think this description is in my "Quilt Place" album of photos, but just in case it isn't, I'll repeat it here because it's a really great story of God working through youth and quilts...
Our amazing Christ the King youth go on a Group Workcamps mission trip every summer. For one week, each of our youth is assigned to a different work crew that does home repair work for a resident who can’t do the work for him/herself, whether for physical or financial reasons. This year they went to…Continue
I've blogged about being an improvisational quilter...taking "mistake" out of my quilting vocabulary and considering all such incidents that previously might have been called mistakes to be, instead, serendipitous opportunities for design change. Yeah, well, this clearly suggests that quilting can be an unexpected (and perhaps undesired) challenge sometimes.
But what about purposely taking up a challenge? Angela Walters has posted the Make It Right Challenge, hosted by Art Gallery…Continue
My last blog was about improvising…what some would call making mistakes. Every quilter has had a project that, even though you followed directions completely, just wasn’t all that you had hoped it would be. But haven’t you also had a few that, even though you did just about everything wrong, still came out wonderful.
Case in point…the quilt that was inspired by the protective plastic piece I took off my new…
This isn’t exactly accurate, since true “improvising” would not involve any preparation or plan on my part. I always have a plan – maybe not a pattern, but definitely always a plan, or a picture, or a solid idea in my head, or something scribbled on a napkin…literally. Despite its inaccuracy, I like to use this word because saying “I’m a screw up” doesn’t sound very nice and “I’m a reevaluative quilter” doesn’t flow as smoothly, if reevaluative is even a real word.