Location: Algonquin, Illinois, United States

Saturday, September 30, 2006


The last two weeks have just been a flurry of activity. The good news is that my Journal Quilts for 2006 are safely in Houston for the show. My plan is that after the start of the show I will start posting pictures and a bit of a story about each one of them here on the blog for you all to see. Heaven knows that I have talked about them enough here that I think you all deserve to see them. So be watching this space for them the first week of November.

Next I know that there was a question of how I did the leaf postcard. In the next couple of days I will be posting a little visual tutorial here that will explain my process. While it will not be exactly the same (the fabric that I used as the base was a scrap that was just a bit bigger than 4” x 6”and there is no more) it will hopefully give you enough information and form a good jumping off place for you.

And for your viewing pleasure… this is “Citrine Sea” a piece that I completed back in the summer of 2004.

With the deadlines met and past, my head is now full of new ideas that are begging to become reality. So I am off to work.

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive. To them... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death.
Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, their very breath is cut off...
They must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency they are not really alive unless they are creating.—Pearl Buck


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