One of the shows that I wanted to submit to has a deadline only 4 days from now. There’s no way I’ll finish the quilting on the piece that I wanted to submit. Darn. Time just slipped by. And I’ve been caught up in doing some very mundane quilting. As in items that I promised to people and must get done.
However, all that said, I’m looking forward to receiving the first “challenge word” this week from our Haiku-Art group. It’ll be “ready, set, go” with only a week to create and finish the Haiku and the art piece.
So far as my “mundane” work – actually they are 2 quilts that I’ll enjoy doing. One is the softy sea for my younger granddaughter and I’ve got all the elements ready now to put together. It’s been a fun designing process. The other is a lap quilt (a wedding gift) and I just finished cutting out the first round of strips.
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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