Quirky Question: how many projects…

Posted by on August 22, 2012, in quirky question

Quirky Question

Thanks for joining us for our weekly Quirky Question—where the question’s just for fun, your answer’s always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free!

Managing editor Karen Soltys was recently talking to Nancy Mahoney, a bestselling author, teacher, and fabric designer. Karen asked Nancy how many quilts she’d thought she’d made in her lifetime. Nancy said she didn’t keep track, but she’d been thinking about it lately. She guessed she’d made… more than 1,000 quilts.


Karen’s question got me wondering about the projects we all create—not only how many we make, but how many we give away. Which brings about this week’s Quirky Question:

How many projects would you guess you’ve made… and where are they now?

Post your answer in the comments anytime before noon (PST) on Monday, August 27, for your chance to win. The winning comment will be posted on Wednesday, August 29, along with the next question.

Last week’s question was, “What’s the biggest block in your creative path, and what kinds of tactics do you use to move it aside?” Time, organization, and a lack of confidence were big factors that kept creativity at bay. Ideas for busting through creative blocks? Making time (even 15 minutes a day will do), creating space, and facing fears head on. You know, that infamous Nike slogan applies to quilters, knitters, crocheters, and crafters too—JUST DO IT!

Here’s last week’s winning response:

“As I’m sure everyone else will agree, not having enough time to allow creative juices to flow is my biggest obstacle with my quilting projects. How do I get around it? Well… don’t tell anyone else, but occasionally I take a vacation day off from work and don’t let any of the members of my wonderful family know that I’m not working at my full-time job that day. This little bit of incomplete information to my loved ones allows me to use caller ID to screen phone calls and hide away in my sewing cave (since my husband gets a man cave, I needed to have a cave too) for a little bit of creativity time. These secret ‘stolen’ moments really do get my creativity primed the minute I start to scheme about which day to request off from work. As soon as I premeditate the little bit of deception, I start thinking of all kinds of new and exciting things to venture on my ‘mini stay-cation.’ A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to steal a little time for her creative obsessions.”

Last week’s winning response was written by Robin. Congratulations, Robin—look for an email about how to get your free eBook. (And start dreaming about your next day off!)

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