Friday, May 16, 2008

Flower Power

Spring is certainly an inspiration for me as a quilter. I love the color of the flowers, the new growth and the sense of awakening after a long, dreary winter. Recently I took an online class from Quilt University. The class is called Flower Power and teaches a method of upside down applique. The subject of course is flowers. I am re-taking the class this June to finish what I started last year, before we picked up our house and moved. This is a picture of my "subject" and a shot of all the luscious fabrics I will be using. I found a great online source for hand dyed fabrics, Janet A. Smith. She was very helpful in my shopping and even corresponded with me to be sure I had the colors I was looking for. This is top level customer service in my book. I'll keep you posted on the progress - this year I need to finish this quilt!


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mothers Day

I am a mother of two beautiful young women of whom I am very proud. I am also blessed to have a mother and stepmother in my life, two very creative and artistic people who are an inspiration to me. My grandmother passed away just before Mother's Day at the age of 94. I will miss her! For me Mother's Day is a day to reflect on the women in your life, not just the mothers, but those who have loved, supported and encouraged you in your life.

Happy Mothers Day,