Ok folks, it’s about time I had a giveaway, and the perfect opportunity presented itself today. When I re-subscribed to The Quilt Show, I got a free membership for a friend. Since none of my RL friends quilt, I’m giving away this membership to one of my blog readers. I’m pretty sure this is a 6-month membership.
This membership to The Quilt Show is not valid if you are already a Quilt Show member; but if you’re not a member, or if you’re a “basic” (free) member, leave a comment and I’ll draw a winner on Saturday, Jan. 15. Be sure that I have a way to contact you if you win!
On the creative front, I’ve been reading Susan Carlson’s new book, Serendipity Quilts.
Carlson’s technique for creating fabric collage is, to me, very much like mosaic: it’s all about using little scraps of fabric to create an image. I started the first exercise in her book a few days ago, and today I had almost finished this orange and purple spiral:
I needed to do my daily (physical) exercise, and I didn’t want to mess with the Xbox 360, which I’ve been using to do my daily “dance routines.” Instead, I decided to do a couple of miles on the elliptical machine, and that means watching The Quilt Show online. When I went to pull up the latest episode though, I realized that my subscription had expired.
When I FINALLY got through the re-subscription process and pulled up the latest episode, guess who the guest was? Yep, Susan Carlson! It was a lot of fun to see her wonderful quilts, and I’m looking forward to working through the rest of the exercises in Serendipity Quilts.
I’ve fallen behind in sketching. I don’t where the time goes, but I’m pretty sure that darned day job is interfering with my creative time. Oh well, after so many months last year of artistic inactivity and ennui, I’m just glad to be TOO busy for a change!