Archive for the 'UFOs' Category
The real episode 99! I'm back from vacation and have some quilty updates, life updates, and a whole lotta talk about books.
In this episode:
Colleen Morris-Wilson, fabric artist, quilt show at the Art Scene in Atrium Gallery, City of Ottawa, Canada, October 27-November 26, 2012. Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr. http://ottawa.ca/en/rec_culture/arts/gallery_exhibit/atrium/index.html
Craftsy classes at www.craftsy.com.
Books I've been reading:
- The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
- A Trick of the Light (Louise Penny)
- Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Jamie Ford)
- Death on Beacon Hill, Nell Sweeny series (P.B. Ryan)
- The Cat, The Quilt, and The Corpse; a "Cats in Trouble" series (Leann Sweeney)
- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie; Flavia DeLuce series (Alan Bradley)
- Chicken Boy (Frances Dowell)
- Ties that Bind (Marie Bostwick)
- Falling to Pieces: A Quilt Shop Murder; Shipshewana Amish Mystery #1 (Vannetta Chapman)
- Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)
The Black Family Dinner Quilt Cookbook: Health Conscious Recipes and Food Memories, with Dorothy Height & The National Council of Negro Women, Inc., 1993) The Quilter's Hall of Fame: 42 Masters Who Have Shaped Our Art, edited by Merikay Waldvogel, Rosalind Webster Perry, and Marian Ann J. Montgomery, PhD (Voyageur Press, 2011) (Quilter's Hall of Fame website: http://www.quiltershalloffame.net)
Quilt National 2011: The Best of Contemporary Quilts (Lark Crafts, 2011)
Listener Rose's recommended link to Elaine Lipson's 2008 article on the Slow Cloth Manifesto: http://handeyemagazine.com/content/slow-cloth
In this week's episode, I talk about the invasion of UFOs into the average quilter's studio. We'll talk about reasons why you should deal with your UFOs, how to decide which UFOs are worth finishing (or, at least, are worth you finishing), how to motivate yourself to deal with your UFOs, and what to do when you just don't want to deal with some of your UFOs at all.
Don't forget the deadline for the summer creativity challenge is Monday, September 6th, at midnight (whenever midnight falls in your part of the world!). I'm looking forward to seeing your responses!
I had a long weekend last weekend, with nothing much scheduled other than church and a family dinner on Easter Sunday, so I planned to spend as much of it as possible at my sewing machine, catching up on some UFOs--one of Mom's, the rest mine. Through the weekend, I came face-to-face with some fundamental truths about quilting.
What are your own fundamental truths? Leave comments!
Also notice the new page on this blog listing quilt shops I've visited. Use the comments section to recommend your own. And see the link to the right for my quilting-related blog "Tessellations."