Ah....FEARLESSNESS in quilting gets my heart beating a little faster. You know the cliff diving, wind surfing, roller coaster riding type of fearlessness. All, of which I wouldn't attempt, in real life, even if my very existence depended on it. In other words, I sort of....okay, I really like to play it safe. I am basically a non-risk taker. Just ask my kids, they will verify this without blinking. There is always talk of my "Worry Line" showing. But when I quilt.......I get to ride the wave, fly through the air....well, you get the picture.
When I registered for Quilt Con I got booted out of the system three times. By the time I got back in, most of the classes were full.....I managed to get into one workshop, but that was it. At first I was a little disappointed but I decided to check out the lectures. For me, this really turned out for the best.
Luke Haynes...... just jumped right into the deep end of quilting....he didn't seem to know there were rules. I mean, why would you change a sewing machine needle unless it was actually broken!! Fearless!!!
Victoria Findlay Wolfe....When something doesn't work, what do you do....cut it up!!!! Fearless!!!
Sherri Lynn Wood.....Ruler free! Letting our work come from a deeper place! Fearless!!!
Having fun....in Sherri Lynn's workshop...It was a struggle limiting myself to only a few colours for this particular score from the Improve Handbook for Modern Quilters. Never fear....if it doesn't work out I'll just cut it up!! Fearless....right??
Pardon the goofy expression on my face.....there seems to be a lot of that whenever the camera comes near me. And yes, we planned our co-coordinating outfits. Kidding!!
The word FEARLESS just resonated within me throughout all of Quilt Con. The Gee Bend Quilters shared from the heart. Again....the word fearless came to mind as they sang and shared.
Then, there was the meeting of the other quilters....perhaps a little fearful. But no need, the friendliness was simply overwhelming.
The exchange of cards and buttons......wonderful!!
Meeting up with Kathleen....catching up, exchanging ideas, stories and of course good food!!
Lots of laughter and hugs! Good times with Jo-Anne!
Meeting new friends and catching up with old ones....it was a total delight and I haven't even talked about the quilts. Maybe next post. The show was a delightful visual overload!