I'm so excited that my quilt, Glad Glads, has won a ribbon at the North Texas Quilt Show 2023! This is my first win at this show. It takes time, patience and lots of hard work to put on a show, and it takes the same amount of that to win. I am so excited that I have been selected for this honor in the largest category of quilts in the show.
I think that all the quilts entered are so precious though and happy that we have a show to go to where everyone can come and see the work of other quilters, as well as attend classes, and visit the show vendor booths.
If you have time, get over to Las Colinas to see the show. It's bound to be inspiring. I know it is for me!
North Texas Quilt Festival is sponsored by the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo and Five (5) local quilt guilds. My guild, Fort Worth Quilt Guild and the others are able to earn money for programs to help quilters share their own quilts as well as to inspire and teach the art of quilting.
Enough said about that. I hope you all are having a great summer! Thanks for reading my blog!
Posted originally on 1/10/2023
I believe that the creativity that God has endowed in our hearts, is for a very purposeful reason. In Proverbs 31, we get a description of a woman of noble character. That chapter tells us that despite the trappings of this world of beauty and worldiness, that a woman who loves the Lord and lives for him is to be cherished! Proverbs 31 chapter writes of how this might look, and while I know I can never measure up to that description completely, there are things I can do. For example, in Proverbs 31:22 it says we can makes coverings for beds. While we don’t have to spin our own cloth like they may have, making quilts is something a woman of God can do to bless her friends and family.
Being involved in creative communities, whether it’s a class or a group of casual friends, is so fun and rewarding. Each person brings with them their hopes and dreams as well as their work. Spending time among friends in a class or event creates a special place where friends can share, encourage, inspire and have fun together.
Giving to Others
Making and giving gifts is a way to express a genuine care for others. Quilts are one way to connect with others simply because of the time that they take to create. When a handmade gift or a quilt is received, that person receives a gift of heart and hands. It is a celebration of life and love. Quilts and Handmade gifts are always remembered and cherished. They show our care and love.
Industry and Beauty
Creating an inviting atmosphere of warmth and comfort in your home for family and guests, not only gives you joy but creates an opportunity to care for and love those around you. Using your creativity and sense of style you can create beauty in your life and in the lives of your loved ones.
Creating quilts or other handmade items allow you to select colors and design that express your vision for that item. This self-expression is satisfying and creates joy when you are able to do something you love and create something wonderful. It’s a time to celebrate!
I hope these reasons to create, and quilt find their way into your heart!
Wishing you Joy in your Journey!