Monday, March 5, 2012

What inspires you?

There was no sewing today! Too busy helping some cows with their calves. After all, it is calving season for us! This little cutie was one of Justin's belted galloway calves.

It was about this time of year when we booked to go to Chicago for the International Quilt Festival for our group for the first time. We had a luncheon with Kaffe Fassett at the show and he was telling us about how his inspiration is in the everyday things we see.
That started making me look at the things I liked and why. Before you know it, I was snapping photos for my next quilt inspiration! 

For me, it was in the sidewalks of the theater district in downtown Chicago. They came in all shapes and sizes.
There were compasses at all the street corners. I love sharp points, stars and compasses. That doesn't mean I am good at making sharp points but I do love the look of them.

This was one of my favorite quilts at the show!! Totally said Chicago to me!

We had a great time at the show. There was so much to see and do. So much inspiration. We hope to go again some day. Maybe Houston next time.
On the way home, we were sitting in the airport and every time we saw a Festival bag, we would flag the person down and ask them to show us the great stuff they had purchase at the show. It was so much fun to see and hear what inspired them in the quilting world. The time passed so fast and was so entertaining that the other passengers were probably wishing they quilted!!

The floor in the airport

 What will inspire you today?

1 comment:

  1. Honestly, all I ever look to for my inspiration are quilting magazines and blogs. Boy, I really need to expand my imagination...maybe in the Caribbean!!?? Great inspirational words, Christa.


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