Hi, all! Today we're doing something a little bit different - my friend Miki Willa is guest posting today, to tell us about something she is starting over at her blog.
It sounds like a great idea, and lots of fun - check it out!!
There are things that go better together than a good book and a quilt. Unless you add chocolate, but that is another story. Hi. I am Miki Willa from Miki's Fabric Creations. Sarah has generously allowed me to be a guest blogger today to talk about a new online group I am hoping to start. Read on if this sounds interesting to you.
Do you, like me, really enjoy a good read, but also love to spend free time quilting? Often, when I am reading these days I begin to picture a quilt that might show what I am experiencing in the story. Recently, I found a a like-minded group of quilters who have a great wet site, Cover to Cover. They have been meeting together for ten years and creating beautiful quilts. They are doing just what I would like to do, except I would like to do it online. Here is some of what I envision:
Who: Anyone who loves to read, discuss books, and quilt
What: Create a group who will select a book, discuss it, then each create a quilt of any style that is their own impression of some aspect of the book.
When: Time lines for reading and discussing the books would be determined by the members. Cover to Cover averages six months per book/quilt.
Where: I would set up a blog where we could discuss the books and post our quilt ideas and WIPs.
Why: I really enjoy the online groups I belong to. It would be great fun to share ideas about books and quilts. This would be a great opportunity to learn new techniques, meet new quilters and readers, and express ourselves in a different way.
To get the ball rolling, I am having a fabric giveaway on my blog. Hop on over and become a follower and leave a comment about why this group sounds interesting to you.
Thank you again, Sarah, for allowing me to post on your blog.
Thanks, Miki, for sharing this great idea! I hope all of you will go over and check out Miki's blog - if you've never seen it before, you'll be amazed at all the inspiration you'll find there! And this would be such a great way to explore another side of quilting - give it a try!!