I recently started reading blogs again after an interruption of our trip to Montreal, and enjoyed looking at everyone’s projects and writing. But I often wonder if by “enclosing” myself in this online community I don’t become in a loop after a while. I mean, we love to imitate, collaborate, make things alongside one another and if we do this all the time, doesn’t it become a little stuffy in here, and don’t we need to air out the room a bit? I don’t have answers to these questions as many of my favorite quilts have been made in homage to another quilter’s vision I saw on a blog, so obviously I endorse that approach.
And someone once said there is nothing new under the sun. On a related note, if anything we do is more than 10% away from what is familiar, we tend to shy away from that. Given all this, how do quilters insert new ideas into their work? Fabrics? Quilt Groups? Trips to quilt shows?
Occasionally you just need a day out, seeing something really different. Here’s a gallery of shots of my latest field trip.