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Category Archives: My Creative Process
Position and momentum can not be known simultaneously when you are dealing with modern improv curved piecing! Continue reading
The visual influence of east Oakland is already impacting my color sense, as well as the energy tone, and forms of my quilt patterns. Continue reading
I’m totally busy with my creative professional life right now! What happened? Continue reading
Watch my most recent bias and diamond modern improv quilt evolve on the studio wall. Quilt in process! Continue reading
My creative space becomes animated when work is flowing. So many subtle influences are at play. Continue reading
It was uncomfortable sewing TEN unbroken dark lines in a row. I wanted to CHEAT and control the random process, but continued with integrity! Continue reading
It’s Good Friday, the day of Christ’s death and burial, so I chanted a little prayer to Jesus while I was stitching today. Continue reading
As quilt makers we live in a culture rife with choice. So many choices lead to greater expectations of achieving the perfect outcome.
Many hours of pausing to look at this quilt were required before I could commit to sewing the pieces together. Pauses are part of seeing.
I’ve been working on this quilt since mid June and the progress is SLOW… think of the pioneers crossing uncharted terrain.
I continue to cultivate the spirit of community I felt at Penland, but I also want to include time for silence, study, reading, and meditation.
I had the freedom not only to measure without a ruler but to question every single internalized rule of sewing and quilt making.
As modern quilters we are ready to redefine the role of rules in our work.
Cultivating Soshin or “beginner’s mind” is essential for modern improv quilting.
Improv theater is like improv quilt making on speed and in multiple dimensions. I’ll go back for more. My experience in one informs the other…
The start of a new commission, a modern improv quilt made from linen.
The Delores Wolfe memorial quilt is ready to be hand-quilted. Her daughter will be quilting with me as part of her bereavement process.
I like a messy work room when I’m working. It is comforting to see the remains lying where they fall. How about you?