Quilt Inspirations

I feel as though I’ve been a bit out of touch with my blog and my quilting. I had no idea that this five week photography class, and the homework would be so time-consuming. Class is twice a week, four hours a day, with mega homework, and of course, practicing my new skills, so my photos will be more blogworthy. That is the reason I took this class in the first place.

On an amazingly, positive note, I have been challenged on many new levels, and feel energized. I’m surprised at how much crossover there is between quilting and photography, especially when it comes to vocabulary, composition, color and value considerations, and use of negative space, which is so much apart of modern quilting and more.

After these few tough years of orthopedic surgeries, and losing my mom six months ago, I am finally smiling and laughing again. I still miss my mom a lot, but I know how much she believed in education for life, and is happy that my journey is taking this turn. And, I know it would make her very happy, that I am coming out of the other side of grief in a healthy way.

Class ends on July 30, and I will be happy and sad. I need to get back to blogging, quilting, sewing, thinking about design and more. I will not photo and share the state of our home. (Too embarrassing). The dining room table is covered with paperwork. The computer is on one side, and on the other there is the sewing machine, cutting mat, quilt blocks in ziplock bags in various states of progress. I think this verbal picture is enough for the blog.

I am going to miss how much fun I am having, my classmates who are great critquers and an outstanding professor. This is the first class I’ve taken besides quilting, that has been worth it and so much fun.

I’m going to share a photo of one of my assignments; arranged composition using the quilt I’m almost finished hand quilting,with some notions. 

I’ve learned a lot about inspiration during this journey. And, I’m excited to write about that.

Happy Quilting, and I hope everyone is enjoy their summer.

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  • Reply Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl July 22, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I am so glad to hear that the photography class has been interesting, educational, and therapeutic. It sounds like you are with a great group of people.

  • Reply annieb July 22, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Thanks, Yvonne. And thanks for the link too. This was an experience that has helped me in so many ways, and I'm really grateful for it.

  • Reply Mary Ann July 25, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Looking forward to seeing your photos down the road and reading your blog posts again.

  • Reply Beth Sellers July 25, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I'm so glad you're having such a positive experience. What a great way to spend your summer – learning and growing!

  • Reply annieb August 3, 2014 at 2:02 am

    Thanks, Mary Ann. Will be a post by Monday, about how this has affected me in a positive way, and influenced my creativity.

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