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.