I am a quilting addict. I started quilting while I was in college. I remember seeing my first quilt that really moved me and sparked my interest. I was at the student art show, and the quilt was composed of designs created by students in the 2-D design class. Some of the designs were blocks some were used as quilting. I was struck by the fact that this was so much more than a craft, it was art. If only my college had a fiber arts course of study, I would have found my calling so much sooner.
My first quilt was quite a pitiful attempt at an 8 pointed star. I still have it and realize how far I have come.
What I enjoy most about quilting is the creative process. I am not a kit quilter. I have tried so many times to buy a kit, but alas I cant do it. I donâ€™t like having everything determined for you. I also have a hard time following a pattern. I see patterns as a starting point for inspiration. I like to put my own twist to everything I create.
I donâ€™t strive to be technically perfect in my quilting. I can sew a straight line and come close to making my points match. I love to free motion quilt, but all my stitches arenâ€™t the same length. For me the beauty in a quilt is in the visual impact, not that I achieved the perfect 1/4 inch seam.
In art, there is not right or wrong only what if.