I have long thought of myself as something of a quilter. I had a few minutes yesterday to stop by a quilting shop in a nearby neighborhood - on National Quilt Day, no less. Holly's Quilt Cabin seems to have it all: an enormous selection of quilting fabrics, patterns, kits, notions, threads, books, gifts, classes and more. It was overwhelming! And, yet, I didn't see anything I wanted to buy. A friendly clerk approached me with the question, "Are you a quilter?". I realized very suddenly that the answer was, "Not really".
I recently came across the book, The Uncommon Quilter, by Jeanne Williamson. (Crown Publishing Group, 2007). The author explores small art quilts created with paper, plastic, fiber, and surface design. Now, this is more like it! The small piece pictured below is a recent experiment. I finally found a use for a partially finished knit scarf from years ago, and a scrap of rusted metal.
Yes, I am a quilter - an uncommon one, anyway.