Monday, August 18, 2008

Thoughts of a Quilter

EC and I live in a three bedroom home, one is my studio (if you ask EC, he would say the entire home is my studio) one is shared by EC and I and our extended family - Thelma, Mack and "KittyBoy" and the third is where I am now. This room has our desk and computer and one king size bed. Of course there is a dresser and a small roll top writing desk and a connected bathroom. Well, I use the bed as the place to lay all my Quilts. I've mentioned before that I am a Quilter. It is what I do, and the rest of life revolves around that fact.
I make the Quilts because I love them. They are not for me to sell, (although I have sold several - and I still miss them and greive their loss) and they are certainly not for me to give away. And, my Quilts are not made for cover. I make them, as I do all the other little crafty, creative things I do, for the results. I love to look at my Quilts, I love the baskets and bowls I make, and I love the wonderful rugs that I crochet from vast quantities of decorator fabric in my stash.
Part of the pleasure I derive from making any of these is the joy of showing all of it to guests in our home, or; when I travel, taking them to Guilds to show during the Programs. I don't care if it is the Terminex Lady, I love to thrill them with an impromptu showing. I have discovered that most people do not have a clue as to what contemporary Quilter's do nowadays.
Anyway, because we have had company, EC folded all the Quilts and stacked them away in my 'Studio'. It has been over a week since everyone left, and the Quilts are still not in their place, on the bed.
Today is the day! I can't wait to unfurl each one, and place it in order of its creation, back on the bed. My very first Quilt goes on the bottom and each subsequent creation goes on top, until I get to the very latest. That's saying a lot, as I have three Quilt tops that I am working on. There are two that are pinned on the design walls in my Studio and I have 'center medallions' for a couple more.
Mercy, what am I doing sitting here? I really need to get busy!
We'll talk later,
Carol Ann, Quilter


Pat said...

Carol Ann, You will have everything back to "normal" at your place soon.....including quilts. I also just read your previous post about the pear tree. My goodness, it sounds just like you that you would get out and try to cut down that thing by yourself! I hope help came by take care. Pat

brenco1 said...

Carol Ann a wonderful post. Glad things are back to normal for you. You need to post some pictures of your quilts for all of us to see.
Take care and hope to see you soon.