Thanks for the brief discussion of juried shows last week. There were many thoughtful conversations catalyzed by comments and it was great to get to hear your perspectives. In Victoria’s comment yesterday, she helps to continue introspection and starts to wonder about the origin of the underlying discord. There are many further questions one should ask about the diversity of quilters—diversity in motivation (why do they make?) and destination (hobbyist, artist, industry personality, etc), as well as demographics—that might help to comprehend some of the ongoing communication issues. It also seems there is a desire among some to see adversarial situations where there may be none.

Anyway, I would rather postpone the conversation until 2015. It’s always a joy to feel the year wind down peacefully, taking a break to think more deeply about life and love and aspirations.

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It’s been a long time since I shared a finished quilt here. Here’s the quilt that pulls together everything I’m studying right now: pastels (or confined palettes), log cabins, small piecing, dense quilting, trapunto.

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Just finished this past weekend, it’s got nothing to do with QuiltCon. It’s just one among many small practice quilts I’ve made this autumn.

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It’s about 22″ square, so those logs average 1/8″ wide (finished). And I quite like its backside:

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The text is an expression of what those pastels did to my feeble mind.

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Have an excellent week! I might be back here again before the new year. Maybe.