Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Quilt Inspirations...

Where do you turn to when you need inspiration?

Recently, I attended the Dallas Quilt Guild where Sue Spargo was the guest speaker.  She spoke about finding creativity when she travels, in every day life experiences, & sometimes creativity just appears right in front of you.  Afterwards, I made it a point to tell her how wonderful her presentation was & that I was inspired after listening to her.    

Below are a few of her wonderful folk art inspired quilts.  

So sorry the picture is a bit blurry...

Great fall colors...

Here's a Christmas quilt since, the holiday is right around the corner...

After this meeting, I came home very inspired to complete some quilts.  Of course, it takes time & you can only work on one quilt at a time.  I actually have a scrappy half square triangle quilt that I'm quilting at my sewing machine.  When I go downstairs to watch TV with  my husband, I work a little bit on my grandmother's flower garden hexagon quilt.  I don't have any pictures to show just yet but, I will post my progress in a few days.  I also have to remind myself to enjoy the process because hand piecing is something you work on while you're watching TV or at a some sporting event.  I find it very difficult to be sitting still for long periods of time.  If I could do hand work while walking on the treadmill, I would do it.  Hand piecing & walking do not get along together.    

Right now I'm going to go carve out some time for happy hour in my sewing room.

Stay tuned...


  1. Jane, you need to go on a road trip to get that hand work done. I used to love sitting in the car and chatting with Gilbert while I sewed.

  2. You're right Cindy. I need to go on a long road trip. I'm trying to hurry & get as much done on this project so my Mom can see the progress I've made when she visits before Christmas.

  3. Wow these are just gorgeous. How fun to get to see them in person!

    1. Hi Nancy! Yes, it was fun to see Sue Spargo's quilts in person. When I need a break, I seek out inspiration in a variety of ways. When I see other artist's creations, I usually feel inspired to get back into my sewing studio to finish what I'm working on. Have a great day!