Sunday, 23 September 2012

SuperGoof Trunkshow in Oene

My first post in a long time! And, it is about quilts!!! I’m so happy that I booked a seat for SuperGoof Trunkshow many months ago. It was fantastic. To hear Ingrid talk about her quilts, to see her quilts and even feel them, words can not express my idolization. So inspirational, it was electrifying. I’m feeling that itch again, to pick up my own projects. It was absolutely amazing to finally meet Ingrid after hearing so much about her and having read her blog for many years. What surprised me, she even knew who I was.

A impression….

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If you want to see more of her quilts visit her blog, here. Ingrid is happy being a quiltmaker and sharing her enthusiasm and skills with as many quilters as possible. If you have a chance, go to one of her trunkshows.

Ingrid, if you happen to read this, I hope to meet you again. I absolutely love the quilts you have made so far. I can imagine there will be many more to come. I’m hoping some of your quilting enthusiasm will rub off on me. When I see and feel your quilts, I realize that I just need to pick up my work and get going again. It doesn’t matter that I’m a slow quilter, a perfectionist, a hand-piecer, and having many projects going at the same time. I have to remember the emotion of being a quiltmaker.  Being a quiltmaker gives me much pleasure and satisfaction. I have to allow myself these little pleasures. And, try not to get caught up by everyday chores and obligations. Combining my love of piecing and my love of quilting is a natural progression. Being a quiltmaker is part of me! Although I have to admit quilting is not the only passion I have. Also in other area’s I detect this urge to create. I can not not create.

I’m realizing that not every quilt requires precision piecing, but it is important to me to have acquired the basics of piecing and quilting. And use these skills. It is necessary for me to further improve on these skills. I’ve come to the phase that I don’t care what people and other quilters think of me. I like doing it my way. Thank you Ingrid for reminding me of this.

After seeing Ingrid’s  quilts, I detect this itch to get going again and make my own quilts.

6 comments:

Berna said...

Goed weer van je te horen en leuk dat je naar de thrunkshow van Ingrid bent geweest. Wat een verhalen zitten er achter haar quilts he?
En je hebt gelijk; lekker je eigen gang gaan. Dat werkt en voelt het beste. Tot gauw.

Phyllis said...

Was een tijd geleden ook naar een trunkshow van Ingrid, destijds bij Dorry in de woonkamer. Het was heerlijk om alle quilts te zien, te voelen en alle verhalen erbij te horen. Werkt heel inspirerend! En nu maar weer snel met lapjes aan de slag, veel plezier!

Supergoof said...

Het was een feestje om je eindelijk eens te ontmoeten.
En ik vind dat je een geweldig mooi stukje hebt geschreven!!!

Anneke said...

hoi Helen, ik zie dat we dezelfde quiltlerares hebben (gehad). ook bij mij blijft het quilten helaas wel vaak liggen... :-(

suz said...

As a hand piecer and hand quilter I think understand how you feel. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed when my friends make 2 or 3 quilts in the time I'm making 1. I do have people tell me how to piece, but I have my own system and it works. I try to live with the little mistakes, but I often will take something apart and fix it, much to my friends' chagrin. The bottom line is that I piece because it gives me joy, keeps me calm and allows me to create something pretty. So, here's to us slow hand piecers...may our joy continue!

Witte Pimpernel said...

Bedankt voor het enthousiaste verslag over de trunkshow van Supergoof/Ingrid en over Atelier de Witte Pimpernel te Oene.
Het was genieten! tot ziens,
Ria