patchwork makes me happy

When I learned to quilt more than 30 years ago I began with simple patchwork – ‘Trip Around the World’ comes to mind.  Over the years I developed new techniques and I began to exhibit my work.  After some time I burned out, discouraged with the nepotism of the local judges, weary of the clique-like nature of the rising ‘super quilters’, the stars.  That sounds bitter, doesn’t it?  I’m not, truly.  But my love for quilting was diminishing and I needed to find my way back to the earlier joy.  Quilting, like life, is cyclical.  IMG_1674IMG_3640IMG_0253

Today I am enamored with a very simplistic form of piecing –DSCN6484DSCN6486

Patchwork is a party where all of your favorite fabrics get together and dance.  Party on!

About jody

mother of two amazing individuals, daughter, sister, artist, partner - devoted to knitting, quilting, gardening,writing,painting, reading, sewing, longing to live by the sea
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3 Responses to patchwork makes me happy

  1. pratima says:

    I can understand where you are coming from. In the end it’s all about having a good time and relaxing with our favorite hobby. Your quilts, both old and new are truly joyful! It is great that you are enjoying it again 🙂


  2. Rebecca Kleister says:

    so glad that you share all this beauty!
    love the fish!


  3. Making your passion and your talent into something competitive will surely lead to either false grandiosity or feelings of inadequacy – neither one too pretty! When you have a talent as rich and genuine as yours, use it and enjoy it like a rich, ripe fruit!


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