Monday, March 12, 2012
It's all about the collaboration, people!
I'm really excited that the Modern Quilt Guild invited me to be a guest blogger today to kick off their week on collaboration, part of their 100 Days of Modern Quilting series. For me, the whole appeal of quilting, sewing, blogging, Flickr-ing, Tweeting, Facebooking lies at the heart of where they all connect, and it can be boiled down to one word: collaboration. Simply put, I play this game because I love the people I get to play it with and -- more importantly -- I can help create things more beautiful, ambitious, and inspired than anything I could ever create alone. Sure, swaps and bees are the most obvious points of collaboration -- but I believe that even taking the fabric and artwork created by a designer and then making something new and different from it is a form of collaboration.
In my post, I highlight a quilt that I've never shown off in all its completed glory here on the blog: my SewConnected quilt. I just recently finished binding it up, and it immediately became one of my favorite quilts. Ever. I love the happy colors, the gorgeous prints, the modern block designs, and the fact that I now have a little bit of 12 other fabulous quilters living in my house with me. Thanks Jacquie, Amy E., Meg, Stefanie, Dee, Amanda Jean, Amy D., Audrey, Buffy, Sarah, Rita, Tracy, Lyssa, Jessica, and guest block-maker Rachel for sharing your time, skill, and talent with me.
See more pictures of my quilt and read more about my thoughts on quilting and collaboration here.