This episode I discussed an excerpt from an article in the October/November Quilter’s Newsletter (issue 418). The article is from page 44 and 45 and is called “Peerless: Reynolds Crossing.” It is a Q&A with quilter Sherry Reynolds of Laramie, Wyoming. What do you all think of her quote?
“True crafsmanship is achieved by a person, not a computer. When I make a quilt, I know it is entirely my work — no stitch regulator, no computer-aided design — just me, my sewing machine, and the drive to do my best.” [italics are mine.]
What an interesting comment. It is entirely your work and yet a sewing machine helped you make it. Isn’t that work not achieved by a person? I am quite struck by the irony of it. Sherry’s quilt is beautiful and I am not calling into question her talent…just her definition of what is achieved by a person.
Also in this episode - I signed up for an online class at Quilt University. It is called Math for Quilters and is taught by Dena Craine.
Check out the new podcast with my BFF Noelle – Craft.Love.Play! You can download it at the site until we get it in to iTunes.
Oh my goodness – and what the heck happened with Project Runway???? Surely the judges could see that Mondo was the clear talent. The Husband is quite upset with the outcome. Even he thinks Mondo had it wrapped up. In his opinion Gretchen didn’t win, Mondo flubbed it. Oh well, there is always next season!!
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