last night i dreamt in Japanese.
At the beginning of the year I picked a word. A word to guide me in 2013 as I made day-to-day decisions about how I wanted to be engaged in my life. That word was (is)–stretch.
Throughout the year I have challenged myself in a variety of ways. Some small (the day-to-day things that are hardly worth writing about), some not so small. And so this week, I’m challenging myself to stretch again, this time teaching a quilt class for the first time, and at Sewing Summit no less.
It’s more of a lecture with an exercise or two worked in, but teaching nonetheless. It is a big step. Regardless, I’m really excited. Excited by the opportunity to meet so many likeminded folks, to perhaps put names and faces to those call signs I know on Instagram, and to maybe share some insight as to how I quilt. They method behind the madness of mixing fabrics. Stash Mixology.
This class came about in part as a result of encouraging words from the mentor. Let’s hope I make her proud. Cheers to more classes and teaching opportunities in my future.
There is always time for stretching.
How’s your quilt coming along for the New York Modern Quilt Guild Double Wedding Quilt Challenge? Mine? Not so much. But today I received my daily email from The Quilt Alliance blog (you do know about them, don’t you?) and I may have to start one. Like, now.
See what I mean. Don’t get me wrong. I love the traditional look of a Double Wedding Ring quilt, and I am especially fond of the Pickle Dish variation and hope to make one one day. But this quilt. MAN, oh man. As I wrote to some friends today–I love, love, love, love, love this quilt. As a liberated quilter, this one has so much more appeal to me and has such a modern feel. But check the date, yo. 1930s.
I realize it isn’t a true DWR, but it sure feels like a very interesting “modern” interpretation of one. And it’s made with strings. Note to self: Add this to list.
To find out more about this fabulous quilt, check the full entry here.