Freitag, 13. Mai 2011

Blogger´s Quilt Festival - Spring 2011

Welcome to my blog, if you have dropped by from Amy´s Creative Side, and welcome back if you are one of my regular visitors.
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.

Kommentare:

Quilt+Bitch hat gesagt…

I love this. I love how you appliqued the flowers and the leaves on the quilt,

Beth hat gesagt…

I like both your quilt and your philosophy. Thank you for sharing.

twin fibers hat gesagt…

What a wonderful quilt!

Lotti hat gesagt…

I love word quilts, I got given that book for mothers day and have a head even fuller of ideas now! gorgeous quilt, thanks for sharing

Quilty hat gesagt…

Hallo Sabine,
ein toller Word-Quilt und wunderschöne Fotos!
Gruß Brigitte

quilthexle hat gesagt…

What a great quilt - and I loved your speech on that soap box. Glad you have the urge to create, because that means we get to enjoy the results. Will I see this one next in real life week ???

Rosalyn Manesse hat gesagt…

I love it! Isn't making words fun.

stitchinpenny hat gesagt…

Love both the quilt and the word you chose.

Janet hat gesagt…

I love it! Lovely words to live by. Lovely flower adorning them. Great quilt and great philosophy!

Katie B. hat gesagt…

This is fantastic!

Eileen hat gesagt…

Fantastic quilt! Fun story and nice to have it to cuddle under or justclook at. Really like it so thanks for sharing and have a great day

slp2004 hat gesagt…

I think I'm going to have to try a word quilt - looks MARVELOUS!

beatesbox hat gesagt…

Hallo Sabine,
Dein Quilt ist der Hammer!!!
Grüßle Beate

Karen hat gesagt…

This is a great quilt. There is so much work in it. It looks wonderful!

Michelle hat gesagt…

I *love* it! One of my favorite things about word quilts is how personal they can be.

Karen hat gesagt…

Perfectly said! You have yourself a wonderfully inspirational quilt. Happy creating!

Nina-Marie hat gesagt…

wow! been wanting to do a quilt that has words for a long while - love your!! What a testimony to your life! Dishes will always be there - art endures!

pinsandneedles hat gesagt…

Well said! Love your quilt and its message! I need to try a word quilt some day! Thanks for the inspiration.

Allie hat gesagt…

FABULOUS quilt - it makes me happy just to look at it!

Debbie hat gesagt…

I'm with you...why do quilts have to have a recipient or a purpose? I'm the one who cherishes them! Love your word quilt...haven't bought that book yet but it sure has great reviews in blogland.

Melinda hat gesagt…

I love the word quilts! I haven't been brave enough to try one yet. And I agree with your choice wor verbs!

Bea hat gesagt…

Ja, da stimme ich dir voll zu. Etwas Neues zu Gestalten macht einfach Freude. Es ist manchmal anstrengend bis es fertig ist, aber die Befriedigung ist höher als von anderen Dingen, die man so macht.
Ich denke da an Fenster putzen oder sowas. Klar, sind die nachher sauber. Aber wie lange? Das eigene Werk bleibt.

Ich werde oft gefragt, ob es sich lohnt einen Pulli zu stricken. Gemeint ist, ob es sich finanziell lohnt. Und wenn ich dann zugebe, dass der selbergemachte Pulli teurer ist als ein fertig gekaufter, dann ernte ich Kopfschütteln.

Es ist schwierig, sowas jemandem zu vermitteln, der selbst nicht kreativ ist. Und noch weniger Verständnis haben nicht kreative Leute, dass man alles stehen und liegen lässt wenn man eine Idee hat und diese dann SOFORT ausprobieren muss...

Und ich gebe zu, ich bin auch stolz auf die selbstgemachten Sachen.
Vor allem dann, wenn der erwachsene Sohn - ein besonders scharfer Kritiker von allem was ihm nicht gefällt - fragt, ob er eines der selbstgemalten Bilder für seine Esszimmerwand geschenkt bekommen könnte :-)

Ich finde es toll, kreativ zu sein und hoffe, dass das bis ins hohe Alter auch so bleibt.

Ach, du brauchst noch einen zweiten Wordquilt. Außer Kochen und Essen fehlen auch noch: Hunde knuddeln, Katzen streicheln, Kind verwöhnen.... und und und

Liebe Grüße,
die Bea

Vicki hat gesagt…

Yay, I love this quilt! So creative and inspiring. I love the pieced letters!

Tonya Ricucci hat gesagt…

I love your quilt - so happy and fun and wonderful. you did a great job with the letters and wow, the applique. beautiful kitties too! congrats and thanks for sharing the photos.

Hollie hat gesagt…

Cool idea!

BaileyGirl5 hat gesagt…

Very, very cool! I love the happy verbs and this quilt made me smile. LOVE IT!

Manda hat gesagt…

Love the meaning behind this!

Margo hat gesagt…

oh my word, I LOVE this quilt. The colors, the words, the funky vibe. It's GREAT. very inspired - thank you!

Stephanie hat gesagt…

I love it, makes me want to make one with my words!

Quiltbenaco hat gesagt…

Bella la trapunta, anchei mici sono bellissimi
ciao

Pam hat gesagt…

love your words!!!

Karen hat gesagt…

This is a very different quilt--I have never seen one like it. Good job!

Rachel hat gesagt…

Wonderful quilt! I have been wanting to make a quilt with words for such a long time now. I jsut love the look of it. thanks for sharing your quilt with us!

Cheers!
Rachel
http://www.dewberrylane.com

Terri hat gesagt…

I love your quilt, and the verbs, too. You shouldn't have to justify your creative hobbies. Others have hobbies, too, that don't result in anything. You and all us crafters and quilters have something to show for the money spent as well as our time and effort. The fact that it makes you happy is enough!

QuiltieComments hat gesagt…

Beautiful quilt!! Great job with the word-quilting and creative poetry too!

Sherry hat gesagt…

What a fun quilt. I love it!

the girlfriend gap hat gesagt…

sweet! love quilts with words on
janita

Sharon hat gesagt…

Great word quilt! I love the addition of the applique too. I completely agree with your philosopy, as well. Thanks for sharing your wonderful quilt.

mac hat gesagt…

Love your inspirational quilt and all the gorgeous cat photos.