>I’ve been doing this blogging thing all wrong – waiting until I have enough time to catch up. Yikes – at the rate it’s going that’ll be a long wait.
So – here we go – SHORT POSTS!!
I’m itching to get into the other room and sew but first…………here are the 2 photos that were accepted into the Eye of the Quilter exhibit in Houston.
||Putting It All Into Perspective
||Travelling east in late Summer 2009, I found myself not only enthralled by the scenery but somehow comforted. No matter what else fate may have in store, there will be sights to delight and inspire.
||Still Glenwood, Still October
||I love Autumn and its glorious color but there is also a tinge of sadness at the edge of all the beauty.
And here are the Haiku that will be in the Eye of the Quilter exhibit:
My 92 year old mother-in-law who has severe dementia was recently moved into a board and care from her beloved home of 40 years.
Betty’s Empty House
Her house sits empty
A fog of forgetfulness
Pushes out despair
I wrote this Haiku while I was recovering from foot surgery a couple of months ago. I had very strict instructions to keep the surgical area dry in order to avoid a horrible infection. Taped on plastic bags were useless so that meant SPONGE BATHS!
Post Op Lament
Sloppy sponge baths suck
I long for streams of water
Splashing on my head
Published by Guila Greer
I first learned how to sew as a child on my mom’s old treadle Singer (and wish that I knew where that machine is now!) and am now in love with my Berninas.
While going to school, raising a family and enjoying two satisfying careers I continued developing my skills with all kinds of needlecrafts and eventually discovered the magic of quilting.
Soon I began to stretch my imagination and creativity. This led to an interest in art quilting and I've been busy soaking up all kinds of techniques and adapting them to my creations. Now, I find myself on a journey to uncover, develop and to express the inner artist that I have so joyfully let loose.
I have learned so many ways to create beauty in fiber and am eager to share this knowledge. I am in love with color - saturated vibrant color.
I have also learned that there truly are no "quilt police" when it comes to one's personal expression of creativity; no right or wrong way. It just has to feel right and look right to you.
it is all a voyage of discovery. I just can’t imagine doing anything else.”
Several of my quilts, both traditional and art quilts have been displayed at Quilting in the Valley in Northridge, California, Lefferts Historic House and the Audubon Society in New York City.
My work "Going Around in All the Best Circles" was juried into the Pacific International Quilt Show.
I have shown in both local Fine Art Galleries and in Quilt Shows across the United States.
I am the author of the blog: The Mystical Allure of All Things Fiber since 2007.
In recent years I have uncovered a passion for writing - especially poetry - as well and have a lot of it on http://minervaspirit.com
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>I love your mountain photo – wow!