Monday, 11 January 2016
2015 Journal Quilts
Looking forward to receiving my copy of CQ newsletter and finding out what this year's Journal Quilt Challenge will involve. This will the 10th year doing them with CQ but my 14th as I started in 2003. I can't stress enough how much I've learnt through the process of making them .Often they're samples testing out ideas for larger quilts or experiments from workshops or classes. More recently however I've been making small collages using scraps responding to places I'm visiting. My regular trips to Weymouth/Portland and on retreat at Rydal Hall continue to be a source of inspiration. We'll be in Weymouth again the first week in February and I'm already choosing scraps to take!
The montage of my quilts from last year is pretty diverse ( and yes I do know there are 14 - I got carried away with the B&W ones!), none of this designing them all at the beginning for me, that wouldn't allow for changes along the way. It also reflects what has been a year of momentous change for me - I'll be doing another summary post in preparation for the 'change of address' letter we'll be sending out instead of our annual Xmas one.
Another reason for looking forward to the CQ newsletter is that this JQ features on the cover to accompany an article on eco-dyeing - Margaret Cooter is doing an excellent job as editor, she was so patient!