Quirky question: a wish for the quilting fairy

Posted by on April 23, 2014, in quirky question

Martingale's Quirky Question

Thanks for stopping by for the weekly Quirky Question—where questions are just for fun, your answers are always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free!

Below right: “Umbrellas” quilt and pillow by Sue Hunt, from House Party. Get the eBook for $10.19 this week only; see a slideshow of projects from the book below.


Umbrellas quilt and pillowDo you believe in the quilting fairy? We’d like to think she exists, performing random acts of quilting kindness for stitchers everywhere. Maybe she sprinkled her fairy dust on those stubborn points so they’d finally match. She could have given you that jolt of courage you needed to meet a new quilting friend. And she just might be the one who put that beautiful bolt of fabric on sale, just for you.

If there is a quilting fairy, she would certainly grant each of us a wish (because all fairies do that, right?). So for today’s question, let’s dream a little:

The quilting fairy has granted you one special wish. What will yours be?

Post your answer in the comments before noon (PST) on Monday, April 28, for your chance to win. The carefully selected winning answer will be posted on Wednesday, April 30, along with the next question.

Last week’s Quirky Question was, “Who has been your biggest creative influence?” Here’s the winning comment, from Nina:

“I grew up in a creative family. Our motto hung in the living room—“A creative mess is preferable to tidy idleness”—and we lived that maxim with gusto. Mom sewed, knit, crocheted, made jams and jellies, canned vegetables, and even tried repoussé metalwork. Dad gardened, set up a black and white darkroom in the bathroom, made furniture, built masonry walls in the yard, brewed beer and fermented wine. We kids did everything in between, including jewelry, photography, screen printing (on paper and cloth), ceramics, sewing, auto mechanics, and even grape stomping in our bare feet. I made my first quilts as a teenager. Nobody taught me or directly inspired me, as far as I recall, but the artistic fervor of the household certainly encouraged me. It’s a passion I’ve kept alive for decades. Long live creativity!”

Congratulations, Nina—look for an email about your free eBook.

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