Monday, March 04, 2013

Inspired in Austin

I've been trying to wrap my head around how to share with you my experiences at Quiltcon in Austin. There's so much I could tell you about meeting some truly amazing and inspiring folks. I could tell you about seeing the quilts in person and marveling at the work that went into them. 
I could write about how being in such a creative forcefield left me inspired, challenged, & spent.
I learned so much and also feel like I still have so much to learn about the new things happening with quilting and creating with fabric. 

But, what I really want to share with you today is how my eyes were opened in Austin. I think it was because of a lecture given by Heather Jones about using everyday inspiration to influence your quilting.  She shared pictures of things she saw when she was really present in her everyday movements. Then she showed how she used those pictures to create really beautiful quilts. Such a simple notion, but I know that as I go through the day I'm can be pretty closed to the world around me. 
Being in a new city and having some time to explore on my own was a true gift to my spirit. I walked with my eyes wide open and saw signs and colors that spoke to me. I'm still working on how to translate these into new quilts or projects, but I'm super inspired to try new things.

The ceiling at the convention center.

New Life

Watch Your Step

Green Ombre

Y Not. 

I kept seeing this number. Weird.

Shapes

Loved this.

Proof you're in Texas.
I can't wait to go back someday.

1 comment:

Heather Jones said...

Denise, thank you so much for your kind words. It was so great to meet you! You've got some lovely images here and I can't wait to see how you translate those into your work. Please keep me posted! xoxox