The road less traveled.

When I'm on the plane, traveling to interesting places.
Or in an airport club…
On a bus.
In a line, waiting for a ticket or something else compulsory.

I'm always exploring subjects with a view to placing them into fabric or following a concept of re-creation in other materials.
Everything is interesting, the way the light falls through a  church window,
Stone walls, the color of a door, shadows on a wall.DSC03457

It's not deliberate, I've always done that, even when I was a child.
Of course, it wasn't until I was a quilter that I was able to express myself in the medium of fabric.

It's frustrating at times not having the time to do all the things that I create in my mind, but in another way it's like living in a documentary. Fabulous scenery, great images and interesting stories.
I take photos in my mind and those images remain there until i need them…..

For many years, I felt inferior to other quilters because I couldn't use fabric in a more relaxed way in an art-fiber genre.  I have the need to put in every detail, to do the finest quilting and to follow elementary elements of design….

However, now my reputation is established on those very details and I get a positive response to my work which I capitalize on.

One of the most common questions I am asked by students or quilting acquaintances is "how did you find your direction in quilting" ?

Well, it was a long road… I never imagined I would teach quilting, I never imagined I would travel and be asked to give presentations… I never imagined people would ask my opinion…. but it just happened…. i figure that I'm pretty darn lucky.

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  1. Kathy Wahl says:

    Books on creativity suggest that you should just keep creating…lots and lots of stuff. Eventually your style will develop and evolve.
    Malcolm Gladwell, author of “The Tipping Point”, suggests that it takes at least 10,000 hours of doing something to become an “expert” or truly proficient.
    So, I suggest we all just keep playing with our fabric and threads and watch ourselves evolve!

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