Happy Holidays everybody! I hope you all are having a good relaxing day – We’ve been on the go most of the month and it’s great to be able to kick back today.
We spent some time visiting our son and his family in Minneapolis. As usual it was wonderful – especially getting to spend some time with our granddaughters. We even had a couple of bonus days because of the BIG SNOW! It was such a heavy snow that they even closed the Mall of America – on a Saturday afternoon 2 weeks before Christmas! And they closed the Minneapolis public schools for a couple of days – unheard of!
Well I got SOME of my special projects finished in time for the holidays-
A while back I may have mentioned that I was knitting fingerless gloves for my daughter-in-law. Well, I’ve been knitting for many years and have done some complicated patterns but have never done gloves before . All those fingers! She wanted them to come up to her elbows – (remember – they live in Minnesota)
Well, they’re not works of art but they’re snugly and they’re DONE!
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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