Breathe.

Breathe.  That’s what I’ve been saying to myself.  My clients have been non-stop with their work.  I have not made a quilt since  last fall!    It’s not that I haven’t been having fun quilting for my clients.  I have done some really interesting work on so many beautiful quilt tops.

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Mona’s quilt

I also had a fantastic time at Quiltcon in February.   Although I was inspired by many quilts in the main exhibit, my favorite was the special exhibit on Molly Upton.  I attended the lecture on her as well and it made it more meaningful to me.  She was a very talented quilter from the 70’s and ended her own life too soon.  Her work would fit right in now.  Just amazing and so sad.

   

Another inspiring quilter was the featured speaker, Gwen Marston.  She was the most fun and energetic speaker at age 79!  Sorry, I didn’t get to take any pictures. But you can look her up at http://www.gwenmarston.com/index.htm.  I liked that she talked about mastering the basic sewing skills before attempting what she calls “liberated quilting.”  I’m not brave enough for the kind of abstract work she does but never say never, right?

Maybe I’ll do some sewing today.