It constantly amazes me how diverse a group we a r e a s q u i l t e r s . Many of you talk about a new pattern
and then the next thing I know, it’s a completed quilt. Others of us--on the other hand--take months or years to complete a quilt. If I get frustrated, I set it aside to think about it for a while. A solution usually comes up so
I’m glad I waited, but weeks could pass. My biggest mistake was figuring out that I didn’t have to finish a quilt
before I started a new one!
Based on our entries in the quilt show,piecing seems to be the most favored method but those who piece also
appliqué or embroider. There are those of us who need a pattern and those who free spirit their way through
When Lyrick Kinnard was speaking to our guild, she was asked if she considered her quilts to be Art Quilts.
Her response was that she thinks all quilts are art quilts. I agree with her because they are each an expression of our tastes, moods and skills. However, we need to separate them into categories to communicate with each
other. For instance, when I talk of a utility quilt, you would know what I was talking about even though we
could say all quilts are utility quilts because they all have a purpose.
The one thing that people seem to stay with is their quilting method. They either hand quilt or they machine quilt. However, even that is getting blurred because I have met several people who do both based on the quilt and the time needed to complete it. Then again many of us (meaning me) quilt by our check books because as much as we love to sew a top together, we prefer not to engage in the quilting itself.
I am looking forward to our meetings again this month and seeing all your show and tell creations!