A quilter represents themselves by developing a certain style, a certain genre to fit their personality and ability.
I was thinking about this today.
When I visit the major shows around the world I can very often pick the creator by the style and execution of the quilt.
Some quilters never get past that 'style' and in a way I think its a bit of a shame.
I'm not going to mention names…. for petes sake I would be shot down in flames.
How can I explain it…..?
Think about the quilters you know and then look at the 'style' of quilts they make. Does it fit with their personality….?
Well, for instance, there are some quilters I know who use squares… tiny squares, 100's of tiny squares…1000's of tiny squares. Every quilt is tiny squares and I guess the color and line depict the image they wish to create.
However, I wonder if given the challenge they could create an applique quilt or a pictorial quilt. etc, etc.
Some quilters I know make wonderfully flamboyant style quilts, bright colors, often quirky and I think it fits their personality to a tee.
Are we predestined to make a certain type of quilt.?
Wouldn't it be interesting to take 10 or even 20 'known' quilters and challenge them to create something completely out of the box.
Ask Pam Holland to create a 'pieced Quilt' I'd have a fit… but I'd give it jolly good try.
Its an interesting thought.