Hi to all like minds,It is a joy to be able to communicate with other art quilters,I am a disabled woman
so my teachers have been from t.v. and books,and now artquilts mag.I started out as a silk painter(just because I thought the flow of paint was fantastic.My whole world opened when I watched a quilting show on t.v.and a gal was on who was painting fabric(Sky-dye,Micky ?)I got so excited! a way to use cotton(much hardyer than silk)I could rip
tair with no care,I am not a perfectionist,so I bought paints from darma,and set up on a table outside with her book right in front of me,trying not to get paint all over it or spill water ect. on it.I started off with Seta paints,and later added every thing I can get my hands on.
The quilting part was new,cause I never thought I could sew a streight line(all my seemstress friends were always laughing @ me trying to sew placemats for Christmas.Long story,short,art quilting did not require streight lines.
I am in heaven! My friends dont laugh any more,they just oh and ah.now.
My dis ability gives me about 4 hrs a day designing,painting,dying,quilting,planing and then I fall into the bed for a few hrs.maybe with a book,or magazine.This is enough,to fill up all my walls,give stuff away,my life is full.
now I want to take another step by communicating with other art quilters,and possibly shoing some of my quilts and sending pictures into quilting arts.Sharing with the artists across country.My new dream is to make a" how to" C.D,as my skills have been growing along with my age.
Loved your letter , you'll find lots of people on here that you can relate to Im sure, Your line 'my life is full' is how I feel with my quilts, there was a tv program last week on what would be your dream job? and I looked down at my quilt and thought ,doing what Im doing, How many people these days can really say that :) nice meeting you Linda
Welcome! You are in the right place for all kinds of different quilting methods! Feel free to post your work, ask questions, and most of all HAVE FUN!
Enjoy!Cheryl / Muppin
Helen GregoryEditorial Director for Interweave's Quilt, Paper, & Sewing Group