Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Michele's quilt

This week we had Laura Wasilowski as our guild speaker. What fun she is, I never saw our guild laugh so much with a speaker, people had tears rolling down their faces. She is absolutely delightful. My friend Michele Pusateri and I took the workshop. I enjoy taking a workshop once in a while to see how other people do things, and to have a play day with other quilt pals. But I never do the sample, I don't want to make a quilt like somebody elses. So I just had fun playing with Lauras beautiful hand dyed fabrics and started making leaves. Michele kept telling me she had just the spot in her house where this piece would look great and that I was making it for her right? I came home and quilted it. It was so nice to work on something. I have had to keep my studio clean for the last few months for showings while the house was on sale, and I havn't worked on anything quilt like. Plus stress is not real good for creativity, I have been knitting instead. So I figured I would give this to Michele, she has been a good friend the last two years. And a fellow rabel rouser in the quilt guild, you see we had a hidden agenda to bring in all art quilt speakers while we were in charge of programs. I am so bummed that I won't get to see the speakers I booked now that we are moving.

Laura took this picture of Michele and I in front of one of my favorite mexican restaraunts La CabaƱita. I wish I had thought to take my camera and get a picture of the three of us. I don't carry my camera with me enough.


  1. Judy,

    Hope the house sale goes through OK. Where are you moving to?

    I too started working with textiles after my child was born and I'm also exploring goddess and natural themes. So many people seem to find their creativitiy after a child is born (guess they have more time too if they give up work as I did).

    I enjoy taking classes with others - nice for someone to tell me what to do for a change! I'm usually the rebel (but a quiet one) who wants to do it differently from the sample too.

    Hope michelle likes the finished quilt:)


  2. Hope your house sale goes through... although I love Chicago, I can't imagine moving back to Midwest winters.

    Now be careful with that stress... I'm paying the price for not limiting it in my own life.

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  4. Love your leaves! Great piece. Laura's fun isn't she? When I took her class my quilt didn't look like anyone else's either. Good for you!


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