July 18, 2014
Quilting Arts TV Blog Hop
I so thrilled to be a part of the new season of Quilting Arts TV, hosted by Susan Brubaker Knapp (and that’s a detail from my “Bleeding Heart” cyanotype at the bottom of the cover image). To introduce you to all the quilters, artists and designers that are a part of the series, Quilting Daily is hosting a blog hop. It begins today with a post by editor Vivika DeNegre on the Quilting Daily blog. Check it out for a chance to win a copy of the DVD.
Here’s the schedule for the rest of the event—what a line-up!
July 19: Luana Rubin (luanarubin.typepad.com)/Linda Friedman (lindasartquilts.blogspot.com)
July 20: Sarah Ann Smith (sarahannsmith.com/weblog)/Karen Gloeggler (http://www.seminarandsew.com/)
July 21: Carrie Bloomston (suchitysuch.blogspot.com)/ Catherine Redford (catherineredford.com)
July 22: Sue Reno (suereno.blogspot.com)/ Rebekah Meier (rebekahmeier.com)
July 23: Lyric Kinard (lyrickinard.com/blog) / Margie Ullery (ribboncandyquilts.blogspot.com)
July 24: Cheryl Sleboda (muppin.com/wordpress/) / Jane Sassaman (janesassaman.com/weblog) / Julie Creus (http://todera.blogspot.com)
July 25: Susan Brubaker Knapp (bluemoonriver.blogspot.com)
The entire series is available as a download or DVD here: Quilting Arts TV DVD
The schedule and more information about viewing it on your local PBS station is here: Quilting Arts TV Website
The overall theme for Quilting Arts TV Series 1400 is about finding creativity through inspiration. So I’m going to be talking about my favorite sources of inspiration each day for the course of the blog hop, and I’m excited to share my creative prompts and my work with you.
Today’s Inspiration is Community. I work alone, without assistants, and need a lot of quiet and reflective time to winnow my ideas and design and construct my art quilts. But while I am solitary during production, I thrive as part of the artistic community. Many of the guests on this season of QATV I’ve known online for many years, others I know personally and/or met during the taping, and a few are new to me and I’m delighted to discover them. The fiber arts/art quilt community is a particularly warm and genial one, and I have benefited immensely from friendships and opportunities it affords. One thing always seems to lead to another.
I also try to participate and give back where I can. I am a long time member of SAQA, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and have done volunteer work for the organization. Locally, I am very involved with the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen in a number of volunteer roles, where I continue to learn about the importance of fine craft. I am also part of the Pennsylvania Arts Experience, an organization of fine artists who work in a variety of mediums. With all of these groups, I get back so much more than I give, and learn attitudes and approaches that I can take back and apply to my own studio practice.
Whatever your level of interest and expertise in the art quilting world or the art world at large, you will be enriched and inspired by the creative people and their work showcased in this series. Stay with us throughout the blog hop and expand your world!
Up next: Vintage Textiles
As always, thanks for reading and commenting.