Sunday, March 11, 2007

mom...


i was asked in one of the previous comments if i am from a creative family....and if so, has that been a influence in my life as an artist...

my mom has been a huge influence for me from the very beginning.....
she made the most beautiful clothes every year for me to wear to school....and would surprise me with presents of her sewing throughout the years.
from basket weaving, sewing on a treadle machine, and spinning her own yarns on her beautiful spinning wheel....she showed me that there are so many things that one can love to make, along with that came that natural lesson of appreciation of handcrafted pieces, the time that was taken to create and the respect that should be given.
but quilting is her love, from the beautiful traditional to the awesome historical crazy quilts, with her collections in twined throughout....and the awesome embroidery stitching that she continues to amaze me with....yes, my mom has always been a major influence to me, she's my hero, and my best friend, whether she wants to be...

i was so happy and proud that once again, she received a first place ribbon for yet another of her beautiful crazy quilts at the quilt show....i am not surprised...i don't think you can win for the time and design alone, but for the love and the history that is stitched into her work.... so a big congrats. to my mom, i'm so proud of you! i will later attach a picture of the winning piece, so that you can all nod your head in agreement, that she is a wonderful artist.
good going mom!!!






2 comments:

ShoezyCakes said...

What a wonderful mother you must have!! I just found your blog, its lovely :)
I look forward to pictures of the quilt!!


Colleen

LEIGH said...

Oh, what a lovely quilt! What talent your mother has, it is just beautiful.