Blogger´s Quilt Festival - Spring 2011
I´m very happy to participate for the third time in Blogger´s Quilt Festival.
The quilt I want to share with you today was created after Bonnie Hunter was a special guest at the Black Forest Quilters Guild February meeting. She is a fabulous speaker, full of enthusiasm and fun. She also taught some workshops which, I am sorry to say, I wasn´t able to attend. The results from these workshops were great, especially those from the Love Shack workshop, and I really wanted to make a letter or word quilt.
I already had this book ordered, and as soon as it arived I started making words.
The quilt is called My verbs to happiness, and it lists most of the things I love to do (I left out cooking and eating...). I consider these things more than just hobbies - making things with my hands is a passion with me, and today I am confident enough not to make excuses anymore. So what if I rather sew on a binding than do the dishes? Why should I do the ironing when there are exciting new techniques to be tried out (especially if they include making a mess)? And what is that obsession with "what will you do with it once it is finished?" that many people seem to nourish? Don´t they see that it is the process of creating that makes people like me happy, serene, satisfied? Creating things means being an artist, even if the art is not the kind to be hung in museums or shown on video screens. It is my art, and it satisfies an urge that I have.
Off my soap box now - thanks for dropping by and reading a long post, and thanks to Amys for hosting such a fabulous event twice a year.