Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Off to sew!

Sew Forth

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Sew Forth
I'm leaving Friday for a six day class in machine quilting at Asilomar.  This is always so exciting for me.  Being around amazing talented women is like taking creativity vitamins.  I get inspired not just by the beautiful work that everyone does, but by their energy and their stories.  Quilters love to talk about their quilts and I love to listen. 

Here at home I have a hard time stealing hours to quilt because of our busy family schedule, but for this one week, quilting is the only job and the only expectation.  When I'm free from the demands of kids and laundry and volunteer work, my brain explodes with creative ideas and energy.

But the work I get done is only a part of it.  Meeting quilters from all over the country is great fun.  New people who all share a common love.  Conversations at dinner always start with quilting and what we've learned and sewing machines, but they soon move on to families and life and what we all share as women in the 21st century.  Quilters are the greatest people. 

Then there's the beautiful setting.  Beach and forest and no televisions!  My kind of place.

So wish me luck - I'm hoping to become better at what I love to do.  I'm so grateful to have this opportunity.

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Heather said...

this sounds absolutely wonderful. Have a terrific time and come back and share with us .

Tami said...

This sounds fabulous - no tv, beach, good friends and quiliting? Not sure it could get much better. Hope you're having a great time.

Melissa said...

Have a blast - I can't imagine that much time to myself.

Roslyn said...

Oh how lucky a quilt retreat! Hope it's a ton of fun & super productive.

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

It was so nice to meet you at Asilomar. Your two quilts were AMAZING and I still can't believe that you were able to finish both of them.

I've been reading months and months of your blog ... I didn't realize that you were a Disney fan. (I would have told you about my brother who works for Disney. Before all the lay-offs he was an animator but now he designs the Disney merchandise and decorating for the ships, resorts and shops.)

I've added your blog to my reader. Maybe another year I'll be able to attend Asilomar again. That'd be so much fun. :-)

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