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Old 01-13-2021, 01:42 PM
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My sister of my heart is a artist of fine art, real talented I have made her a few quilts, the first was my midnight, and she thought I was the best quilter ever! she lives in Oregon, she came to visit me here in Ky. of course I took her and her sister to the quilt museum in Paducah, BIG mistake! LOL I so fell off my pedestal, she saw what real quilt artist can do. I am just a simple quilter doing what I love to do. and that's OK with me. If you haven't seen any of my quilts I have a album here on the board, enjoy, as I enjoyed making them, I love log cabin quilts with different blocks, get bored making the same block over and over, so like to mix it up.
Even if you aren't a Picasso doesn't mean you still aren't a great artist. Visit any museum or watch Antique Roadshow. Sometimes I go "Yikes, that's great art" and then I relish in the fact that beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder and not necessarily is it the most perfect piece the most beautiful piece.
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Old 01-13-2021, 02:06 PM
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I just want to make a comment about validation to all of you who have shared beautiful memories of your validation experiences. Back in my cross stitch days I was in the middle of a project to be for my mother. Halfway through, I showed it to her and told her it was for her and she glanced at it and said, "Oh, I don't really like that home made stuff". I tossed the project in the trash and never ever made anything for my mother. Then I discovered quilting and became decent at it. I made a quilt for my only granddaughter, an adult school teacher. It consisted of 12in blocks of appliqued owls sitting on tree limbs. It was adorable and I was so proud of it and thought maybe she would hang it in her school room. I visited her a couple months later and noticed it folded up on a shelf in the linen closet. So quilting friends, enjoy all the validation you receive. Lap it up, and start your next quilt.
That was my MIL- I cross-stitched a beautiful piece for their 40th anniversary. She looked at it and said "Oh how fancy" ( in her classic monotone). Never saw it again. I have no idea what happened to it and frankly don't care. My FIL was a sweetie and he loved my effort. And of course my husband- he wanted to clobber her haha
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Old 01-13-2021, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by leaha View Post
My sister of my heart is a artist of fine art, real talented I have made her a few quilts, the first was my midnight, and she thought I was the best quilter ever! she lives in Oregon, she came to visit me here in Ky. of course I took her and her sister to the quilt museum in Paducah, BIG mistake! LOL I so fell off my pedestal, she saw what real quilt artist can do. I am just a simple quilter doing what I love to do. and that's OK with me. If you haven't seen any of my quilts I have a album here on the board, enjoy, as I enjoyed making them, I love log cabin quilts with different blocks, get bored making the same block over and over, so like to mix it up.
How do I find your board? I tried looking and can't find anything called boards. Would it be called albums? If so, how do I find yours as I only see where I can create one. I would love to see your creations.
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:18 PM
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How do I find your board? I tried looking and can't find anything called boards. Would it be called albums? If so, how do I find yours as I only see where I can create one. I would love to see your creations.

click on my avatar, it will take you to my page to the right side you will see my albums one just has a few of my quilts using my hand dyed fabrics. the other has several of my quilts, sewing machines and my dye cottage, hope this helps
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:37 PM
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click on my avatar, it will take you to my page to the right side you will see my albums one just has a few of my quilts using my hand dyed fabrics. the other has several of my quilts, sewing machines and my dye cottage, hope this helps
I found it. Wow. You do incredibly beautiful work and your fabrics are to "dye" for. They are so delicious. Each time I watch the quilt show there is something new I want to learn and I'm always buying things to try. I just got an order of dyes to try dying. I might reach out to you for assistance if mine don't turn out 1/8 as pretty as your fabrics. And your dye house - my goodness - I'm so jealous. It is like the ultimate "She Shed" for quilting or dying. It is lovely. Thank you for sharing your work. I loved seeing it and I'll check back often to see what else you have created. And what a great idea to use that as a storage of things you made. I rarely take pictures of my things and often wish I had. I'll start. Thank you again.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:40 PM
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your so welcome, and thank you so much for the lovely things you have said about my work. or play, as it so much fun, any help I can give you are most welcomed to. look forward to hearing from you
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:42 PM
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I made it a rule years ago to not give anything I made to someone who I knew wouldn't appreciate it. It's just asking to get your feelings hurt. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who think "homemade" has no value.

My mom lives in another state so I send her photos of what I'm working on, which of course she always praises to the heavens, (some of us got lucky with moms). I also send WhatsApp messages to two of my sisters-in-law who love to do crafts. We send each other photos of our projects all the time. It's a great way to keep in touch and to get lots of encouragement.
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Old 01-14-2021, 03:38 AM
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I am also "alone", so to speak and I love the doing but no one to really share with. Luckily I work at a very small company that is involved in the arts and my boss is all about sharing our creative efforts. We have show and tell and a spot to display anything we want others to enjoy. I am fortunate and grateful to have this outlet.

I will never use all the quilts I make and donating them to people in need has great satisfaction. Just knowing that they can be used is enough whether or not anyone finds them attractive, they are still appreciated.

Imagine a baby going home from the hospital wrapped in a quilt you made, a woman fleeing to a shelter with nothing to escape violence wrapped in a quilt you made, imagine a family losing a home from a disaster wrapped in a quilt you made, a veteran receiving a quilt of valor. There are so many outlets to both be grateful for having the ability to create and then sending them out into the world to be of use.
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