Thursday, May 18, 2006
This Morning's Surprise...
was in my inbox when I came back from the post office, an email from my friend Sheila Browning, trainer and facilitator extraordinaire, and occasional artist, who uses her creativity to make magic in business, and occasionally in watercolour, too. I made Sheila and her lovely husband Archie a quilt to mark a significant anniversary, and they have it hanging in their hallway, as you can see from the photograph she kindly sent. It was made on the theme of gardens, as Archie is a gardener par excellence, and shakes his head over my weeds whenever he visits. It is quilted with a floral motif, as you may be able to see if you click the image to enlarge it.
People do ask occasionally if I make 'normal' quilts. By this, I think they mean functional (it's that, or the opposite must be abnormal, and we just won't go there...). Well, this is as close as it gets, these days. I have a log cabin quilt for my own bed, which must be about 20 years old now, doesn't time fly when you're making art... Robin's mother has a crazy quilt for her bed, which I made, also for a significant anniversary, and I seem to recall that Sheila and Archie's quilt was intended as a lap quilt...but clearly, it got diverted to a wall. Andrew also has a single bed quilt, which still seems to be living here with me...and I'm wondering if he wants one to mark his wedding. Sarah, any thoughts? Instructions? Whatever?