Have you been over to Amy's blog to see the wonderful entries in the Spring edition of the Bloggers' Quilt Festival? Go and take a look, no no wait, if you go look you'll be gone for hours and I really can't wait around, I have errands to do.
Well. that what the problem is with BQF. Yesterday I said I was going to look at every quilt and as of this moment I have been to over 300 blogs. I have seen so many amazing quilts. I've made a list of at least 20 quilt ideas I want to try and I even went to Joanns last night and bought a new quilt book for one of the quilts I want to make - NOW!
My thought process was that if I started looking at the quilt entries on the first day I would be able to keep up with my reading. However I kinda feel like Lucy and Ethel in the candy factory. Do you remember that episode?
I am blown away by the number of quilters who share their creations in the BQF. As someone who has been quilting for over 25 years, it makes me so happy to see how many young woman are quilting. Its validation that the stereotypical quilter isn't an old lady. Quilting is a living creative art form. I love how you can make a quilt and it is beautiful and practical. You can paint a pretty picture, but it can't keep you warm on a cold winter's night. Quilting is therapy. It makes you feel better about what's happening in your life. It can help you celebrate life's accomplishments and comfort you in times of disappointment. I am so happy that I'm a quilter!
Now go look at the Bloggers' Quilt Festival - you are going to have a wonderful time!
OH OH - I just found this stash of pictures from Quilt Market. It is from Fat Quarter Shop's Facebook page - click here.
Well that should keep you busy for quite a while!
Gotta go get my errands done!