Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Hi everyone i'm from northern ontario canada. the winters are very long, our summers are great and full of bugs. id love to make a mosquito wall hanging, maybe just one large one for the camp. anybody have ideas? ive been making quilts since i was 10 years and still have lots to learn. very limited on fabric up here, mail order may be my next bet. anyways hope to hear from all of you .
Thanks for that.
You will appreciate this - Lenny
Thanks again. I bought a drill press specifically for drilling the acrylic for my fiber and photograph pieces and my adult son thinks it is the best thing ever. Just last night there were metal shavings flying out at me while he "borrowed" it! Luckily he can't carry it out of the studio!
l think if a bunch of us emailed Pat Sloan of Quilt Radio on allpeoplequilt.com, she would interview Ann on the air. That would get the ball rolling!
In 1998 I was featured on Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel. I think that was my 15 minutes of fame!!
You all are very kind but really there are hundreds of other fiber artists/quilt makers whose work puts mine to shame and they are probably much more interesting AND I just don't have a voice for radio! I have three deadlines approaching (I'm spending too much time and having too much fun on this pc), I could go on and on with excuses reasons!
l know what you mean, Ann. lf l spent the time sewing/cutting that l spend on here, l'd probably have more quilting done. But quantity isn't as good as quality...and l find that this site is not only entertaining, but very educational. Plus, as you've probably noticed, we can spark our imaginations playing ideas off each other, helping us solve our various problems, whether that be artistic interpretation, or troubleshooting sewing machine issues:)
Thank you. I'm off to go create today!
Take good care.
Work on quilts will have to sit today. Due to too much rain this last spring, a major infestation of irritants--weeds and long rooted grass--invaded my gardens. The flowers are obscrured to the nth degree by the invaders. Why do weeds and grass assume that they have a God-given right to argue with my flowers over who should occupy the space? The sun is very bright, sky's clear, temperature just right, black flies at a minimum, digging drawing my attention more strongly than needling! Water not yet warm enough to swim in, or to ski on. The Sunday paper has been read, Bob Schieffer's reports on the flight of that Snowden guy are over, too early for dinner. So, the choice of eradicating weeds, transplanting flowers lures, dragging me kicking, and screaming with joy to the outside. Soaking up my ration of Vitamin D is an inexpensive benefit to help my bones retain the needed mass so that I may sit for hours of sewing without a break. Rain tomorrow which means that I shall have to stay inside to do neglected housework, but needling will keep me in stitches. There is always the next tomorrow for house work!
As it is with you, I shall be kept in stitches.
Check out Helen Thorn's patterns. http://www.pinetreelodge.net/minnesota.html Minnesota Memories has lots of "up north" details, including a mosquito.