I realised after I had made it that I have moved on without showing you the result of the work in the last few videos. The Brick Lane quartet of quilts are just having the final handstiching added to them and then they go to the Uttoxeter Quilt show so at that stage I will show them off.
I am part of the Twelve by Twelve group, a collaborative art group who have produced 288 twelve inch art quilts. Wherever they are shown together viewers say. “ I don’t know where they get their ideas. I could never do that.’ Hearing those comments makes me very sad because those people are talking themselves out of the joy of creation, a joy that is available to every single person.
Design can appear to be a magical thing. People believe that there is some peculiar talent that creative people have that is not available to mere mortals. The assume that if they are not themselves bursting with ideas every day they will never be able to make art or design a house or even make dinner without a recipe.
So I am going to let you into my secrets of how I get my ideas and how some of my friends did it. Not to show off but to show you that you too can do it. Then, in the privacy of your own home you can try too,