For this quilt (excerpt shown) Debby Brown chose rich fabrics to blend with her favorite shade of LYI thread.
Happy New Year!
I saw a funny funny last week about the Mayan calendar and the end of the world. It shows one person with a big round wheel-like stone that he has just finished inscribing, chisel in hand. The other person looks at it and says, “Why did you stop the calendar at 2012?” The chisler replies, “I ran out of room.” The other person remarks, “That’s going to cause quite a stir one day.”
On Quilt Out Loud! this month Mark Lipinski’s response to the supposed end of the world is an excuse to throw caution to the wind and jump in trying new things with our quilting and creativity. (We won’t go into the oh-so-Mark hoarding more stuff aspect of his plan for the end of the world.)
To me, this whole uproar is about legacy. A very well-known quilter has offered to donate part of the proceeds of auctioning some of her work to the Alliance for American Quilts. These are older pieces, definitely dated, but this quilter (it’s still in the just-an-idea stage so I can’t say who) influenced each one of us, even young quilters who never heard of her. In reading the e-mail containing this germ of an idea it struck me that that it has not as much to do with the individual pieces that gives them value, it’s what they did to contribute the direction of quilting that makes them museum-worthy. I’m sure that as she chiseled - I mean sewed - those pieces years ago she had no idea she was influencing quiltmakers for generations. She was just following her passion.
Best wishes for your creative endeavors in 2012, and 2013, and 2014…
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