My 50th Year Quilt is once again going through metamorphosis. What is this, the third change? Oh well! I'm a firm believer that you must really feel comfortable with the way each of your projects evolve and how they are completed. And this quilt is no exception. Suddenly it's evolving in the right direction. I'm happy with this latest representation. It now evokes the emotion I have about turning 50; spending time in Africa celebrating this monumental time in my life...As Martha Stewart would say " It's a good thing". Here's a snapshot of the new African dress print in the quilt..a new block, new placement of beads, trinkets - a whole new feel!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
As usual, I fell asleep with the TV on. Sometime early this morning I woke up, and the movie "How to make an American Quilt" was on. This movie is about several women in Grasse, a small town outside Bakersfield, CA. It details their relationships, both past and present. Each story is cleverly told by each woman through flashback stories. They have intimate conversations about their lifes over the construction of a beautiful group quilt. The women carefully share both past pains and hopes for a promising future. It's a smart movie from the novel of the same name written by Whitney Otto. A New York Times book review said. "It's a tribute to an art form that allowed women self expression even when society did not." I so agree! I just remembered I had the book and hadn't yet read it. What have I been waiting for? I plan to fit it to my incredible busy schedule this week!
Something to think about....
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up"