Sunday, April 16, 2006

Personal Quilt Style and Reflection

Had a quiet weekend--which is good, lol. The hubby finally beat me in Scrabble--twice. Darn him. I want a rematch.

Went to my guild meeting. They are talking about having a mystery quilt retreat soon, but it doesn't appeal to me as I'm not into doing traditional-style quilts. I almost felt a little bad as I was one of only 2 women that didn't raise their hands to participate. I turned to my friend Sandra, who was sitting next to me, and whispered, "But I don't do that kind of work." She said, "Neither do I! I hate the idea of precise cutting and piecing!" Don't get me wrong, my guild supports art quilters just as much as they do traditional. I've always believed them to be very progressive in that respect and I really appreciate that about its members. However, it just brings my style even more into focus and lets me know how unwilling I am to spend precious time on a style that just isn't for me at all.


Deborah said...

Good for you. You have the best of both worlds if you enjoy the guild and they support you. Much better to not raise your hand than to just go along and then not attend after someone has put a lot of work into planning. (I've seen that happen a time or two.)

Debra said...

I agree with you completely. Are you saying that if you went on the retreat you would HAVE to work on the same project as everyone else? You couldn't attend the retreat and work on your own project?

teri springer said...

So...come join the Fabrications retreat in October in beautiful northern Michigan!! Laura Cater-Woods and Pamela Allen will be teaching (I forget who else). Really, you will have a ball!! Carol Meyers from Indy came last year (and, hopefully will attend this year- she comes from a printmaking background and her work was fascinating). Laura is a great facilitator!! You could fly into Grand Rapids (MI) and I could pick you up!!


Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

As others have already said, don't just go along for the sake of it, but if they can accomodate you as an art quilter.....then enjoy the company.But respect to all of you traditional or art, do your own thing.

Maggie H