Friday, October 7, 2011
Aquiver For MQX
We are all master of something, though sometimes we are too coy or modest to claim the title. Writer, quilter, parent, horseman...something. Whether a lifetime project or something we can do in an hour, that mastery will show through because we can't not be a master.
That said, I'm reminded by this card there is always something new to tackle and the next thing I want to master is machine quilting. Some samples by fellow Washington women:
My cancer surgery is next Wednesday; regardless how that goes, by Friday or Saturday I will be at the MQX show being held in Portland for the first time. I can hardly wait to walk amongst the master works and be awed, inspired, energized. (edited to add 10/22/11, I did arise and walk and other than fresh air it was pointless. This was a market for long arm machines with precious few quilts which were stuck in the back and displayed on the most gruesome soul sucking green background you could imagine. 0 stars unless you were looking to test drive a machine or take a class)
Methinks it is a token of healthy and gentle characteristics, when women of high thoughts and accomplishments love to sew; especially as they are never more at home with their own hearts than while so occupied." ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804-1864