I love to design quilts. I just can't seem to stop myself. I was challenged recently by Wayne Kollinger
to think about why I design and I came up with a few ideas.
I design quilts because it is an incredible creative and intellectual exercise.
I design quilts because I see these pictures in my head and I just can't wait to get them down on paper.
I design quilts because it keeps those voices quiet. . .at least for a while! :-)
I design quilts because I love color and shape and line. . . but especially color!
I design quilts because I can see my ideas become reality right before my eyes.
I design quilts to keep myself sane. . . ok, that doesn't always work, but don't worry, I have meds for the really bad days! LOL
I design quilts to tell stories. . . stories about people, events, things, ideas, places, special moments
I design quilt to translate my talent into a tangible product I can market which supports me. . .well, not really, but maybe someday it will!
I desgin quilts to fill my house and my life with flowers. I totally don't have a green thumb and these are the only kind of flowers I can keep alive!!
I design quilts because it fills my heart with joy, excitement, and contentment.
I design quilts to challenge myself, to grow as an artist, and to accomplish something that others will both admire and want to make.
I design quilts because it is a heck of a lot easier than making prom dresses for adolescent divas!!!
I design quilts because it costs less than Prozac.
I design quilts because it feeds my soul and allows me to share my gift with others.
I design quilts because it is fun. It just gives me a big kick. It makes me smile.
I design quilts because I love to play on EQ7, come up with ideas, and then realize them in fabric and thread -- or not!
This is a gift I have been blessed with and I thank God everyday for the vision he has given me and the friends who have supported me on this wonderful journery.
Thanks for being there in 2010. I know we will have even more fun in 2011.