Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Quilting Continuum: Two More Thoughts

Conversations today on the recent post about The Quilting Continuum have yielded two more thoughts:

1. For me, and for some others, quilting is not about the destination. It is about the journey.

2. With the price of fabric anymore, intricate projects that take a long time make a lot of sense!



5 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Those are good points, Nancy. To me, it is about the journey, and all the valuable souvenirs gathered along the way...

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Great way to pull this together. Such fantastic inspiration you had here, too! Thanks for sharing all this goodness.

Slow Quilting Love, *karendianne. who needs to slow down.

suz said...

This is really an interesting topic. I always felt a bit put-off by quilters who called themselves "fabric artists" as though they felt the need to distinguish themselves from "lowly" quilters. I think all quilters are "fabric artists". I do find that I agree with Gretchen though. Sometimes I need to put together utilitarian quilts - my son and the cats destroy quilts - but my favorites are the ones that I put time and love into ... how much time - who knows and I don't care - it's the process that counts for me.

Living on the Spit said...

Beautifully said. I pray whenever I go to cut a piece of fabric.

I received my wonderful pattern last night and I can not wait to go shopping for it!!! Thank you from the very bottom of my heart! It means a lot to me.

Marlene

ProclaimingSoftly (PSanafter-thought) said...

I think fabric artist connotes a person who may do quilts but also does other stuff with fabric, and it isn't necessarily quilted. I don't think it necessarily means any ranking.