Friday, April 17, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival

I knew that this was the quilt I wanted to show for the Quilt Festival. I love this quilt. I made it for my son and his wife as a wedding gift. It was hand quilted by a lady who comes from a long line of quilters. She and her sisters have quilted all their lives. They sit around a quilt frame during the winter and quilt and visit.
I showed my son and his wife Gwen and Freddies first collaborative book and they loved the colorful quilts. I said to myself I can do it. And with a lot of experimentation I think I did pretty good. I loved making the houses. I tried to put something personal in each and every house. A bit of fabric from a beloved garment or a piece of novelty fabric with something they were interested in.























The houses in the middle represent their house in different seasons,


























While doing this quilt I began to think of myself as a possibly being an artist. I read today what Jacquie said about being an artist. I never never thought of myself as artistic at all, in fact I would say artistically challenged. I was a math teacher for heavens sake!! But after this quilt I began to think differently. Maybe there is some buried artist in me trying to get out!! I don't ever want to stop learning or creating.

8 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

I love how you framed each block, and while each is different there's a real pattern to the overall quilt. I find it a definate piece of art, and don't think you have an artist in side trying to get out -- she's already out and playing! :-)

Clare said...

One thing I've discovered about quilting and quilters is that we are all artists in our own way. We may be traditional oil painters/watercolour artists/impressionists but we are artists. That's what we do because we love doing it. N'est ce pas?

GARI said...

I have never considered myself an artist but I am very creative. I love your quilt: I want to do a house quilt, too.

Bebesboutique said...

I also have been very influanced by Freddie and Gwens book. It made me see myself as an artist also. I love your house quilt and doing the houses for the seasons is a wonderful touch.

jacquie said...

such a great quilt...definitely a work of art by an artisit.

Cher said...

welcome to the discovery of quilting being your art expression! I love how so many quilters have grown to see that about their work. what a truly fun and wonderful quilt you made.

belinda said...

This one is w-a-y cute. Thanks for sharing it with us!!

Sharon said...

I love house quilts - and this one is great! I think you did a great job for your first "liberated" quilt, and I'm sure your son and DIL treasure this!

I too have trouble with the "artist" label - I am starting to realize I'm artistic even though quilting is not a "fine art". It's nice to have someone else discuss the issue. I think that's one of the things I love about blogging - that we're supporting each other in our artistic pursuits thru the medium of quilting.