Quirky question: creative support

Posted by on November 20, 2013, 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!

Family Tree pillowRight: “Family Tree Pillow” from the book Heartfelt Giving by Marie Osmond (save 40% on the eBook through November 24). See a slideshow of projects from the book below.


Support from people in your everyday life is important to cultivating creativity. Perhaps those around you have helped to provide a space for you to create, given you precious time to create, or simply understood when it’s time to get out of the way so you can play! But do they know why you value being creative? Share your why in today’s question:

If you had to express to your loved ones how important being creative is to you, what would you say?

Post your answer in the comments before noon (PST) on Monday, November 25, for your chance to win. The winning answer will be posted on Wednesday, November 27, along with the next question.

Last week’s Quirky Question was, “When’s the last time you tried a new technique—and did it help fill your bag of quilting tricks?” Here’s the winning comment, from Ashley:

“When I have to cut a lot of the same-sized squares or strips, especially if the pieces are wider than my ruler, someone told me to put masking tape on my rotary mat on the measurements I need so I don’t have to measure every cut. I already know my tape marks are correct measurements, and all I have to do is line up my fabric between the two pieces of tape with the one strip of tape and cut along the other piece of tape, using my ruler to guide the rotary cutter. This also guarantees that all of my cuts are the same and the masking tape leaves no residue on the mat. It’s so much faster than trying to do the math every time and everyone could use some quilt math help I think sometimes! Best trick I’ve learned so far!”

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

Paper Roses quilt

Paper Roses quilt

My Favorite Things Baby Quilt

My Favorite Things Baby Quilt

T-Shirt Memories Quilt

T-Shirt Memories Quilt

Record This! quilt

Record This! quilt

Pampered Pooch Doggy Coat, Leash, and Feeding Mat

Pampered Pooch Doggy Coat, Leash, and Feeding Mat

Vintage-Inspired Sewing Tote

Vintage-Inspired Sewing Tote

Thoroughly Modern Diaper Bag

Thoroughly Modern Diaper Bag

Green Floral Apron with Coordinating Tea Towels

Green Floral Apron with Coordinating Tea Towels

Mommy and Me Aprons

Mommy and Me Aprons

Black and White Ruffled Apron

Black and White Ruffled Apron

Aqua Apron with Attached Towel

Aqua Apron with Attached Towel

Easy Peasy Little Girl's Dress

Easy Peasy Little Girl's Dress

Oh-Sew-Easy Baby Blanket

Oh-Sew-Easy Baby Blanket

Appliqued Bib and Burp Cloths

Appliqued Bib and Burp Cloths

Baby Snuggy

Baby Snuggy

My First Doll Quilt

My First Doll Quilt

Bathroom Spa Ensemble

Bathroom Spa Ensemble

Elegant Book Cover

Elegant Book Cover


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