Saturday, May 20, 2006

My first Art Quilt

Here is a picture of a quilt I put together in 6 weeks for the Jacksonville, Florida quilt show. My sister lives there and I was going to visit so I figured why not enter a quilt in a place where no one knows me!!! I had hand painted the fabric in July at a Fabric Painting class with Michelle Scott of NJ, now in PA. When I painted the fabric that afternoon, it reminded me of Florida and I knew I was going to make something for my sister with this piece. I did enter the quilt and got great comments from the Judge about the painting and the beading. It was a fun experience and I am now working on my next quilt for that show in September.

My first Posting

After spending a sleepless night with my head full of quilting, I thought this might be a great way to clear some space IN MY HEAD and get thoughts from others who are quilting maniacs like me. I have been quilting for about 5 years and it is now my obsession. If I could find a way to quit my job and quilt all day, I would. Quilting allows me to express myself creatively in ways I never dreamed of. I have a sketchbook full of ideas and I am certain that my time on this earth will run out before I get to half of these ideas.

I welcome all quilters to use my blog as a way to:

1. talk with others who understand the obsession and the language;

2. pose your questions and hopefully find an answer; and

3. listen to the ramblings of a quilter who has too much fabric and ideas and not enuf time try to deal with quilting issues.


Hope you find something here to make you smile