I got the funniest press release this week from the Home Machine Quilting Show, scheduled for May 5–7 in Salt Lake City. It highlights five of the wonderful teachers who will be there, like Renae Haddadin and Suzanne Hyland. Just those bios make me want to attend!
Then the press release says there are categories that could use more entries for the quilt show. Exhibit Coordinator Patsy Shelton writes:
If you do work best under pressure, under the gun (if stress gets your creative juices flowing), please read statement #1…
If you do not do well under pressure…but like to take it slow and easy, with little stress…(your creative juices flow when things are calm) please read statement #2.
Statement #1: HMQS is swiftly coming!!! There is not much time left!! You ONLY have ’til the first part of April to get those wonderful quilt entries in, and that is almost here! Get moving!! You know you can pull it off…
Statement #2: HMQS is coming. You still have loads of time to get those quilts put together and quilted for the show. You have CLEAR UNTIL the first part of April to get your quilt entries in. No rush…just keep calmly working on them. You still have plenty of time.
I love this lady’s approach! Besides being hilarious, isn’t it true that we are all so different? I’ve noticed a number of areas in which quilters differ drastically:
One quilter completely plans her project in advance. She knows what the outcome will be before she ever takes a stitch.
Her quilting sister works on the fly: starts with a vague idea and sees where it will take her. The whole quilt is an adventure just waiting to happen!
One quilter is solitary. She loves the quietude of her studio. She knows other quilters but she works best alone.
Her quilting sister is a social butterfly. She hosts sewing days just to be with her quilting buddies. She can’t wait for guild meetings. She calls her quilting buddies often and she is on Facebook and Twitter.
One quilter loves calming, earthy colors and patterns. There is tan and brown in every quilt she makes. She epitomizes elegance.
Her quilting sister loves bold, brilliant colors clashing wildly together. She never met a red she didn’t love.
These are just some of the quilters I know, and there are infinite variations and combinations and personalities in between. Don’t we live in a wonderfully diverse and creative community? You gotta love it!
What qualities make you a unique quilter?
Leave your answer as a comment by midnight Tuesday, March 29 and I’ll pick a random winner for a fabric bundle and a new quilting book. The winner is Kylie C with comment #73.