Quirky question: your creative journey

Posted by on December 5, 2012, 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!

Tree quilt from Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe(Left: “Tree Quilt” by Jolene Klassen)

The modern-quilt movement has shaken up the quilting world. And around the office, a book released yesterday—Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe—is causing quite a stir. Whether our first quilt crushes align with antique, traditional, folk-art, or other quilt styles, when it comes to these new designers we all agree: the creative ways in which they’ve stepped out of the box is an inspiration to us all!

One rule of modern quiltmaking reigns: there are no rules. These up-and-comers have taken risks on their creative journeys, and we applaud their courage. Which leads us to this week’s question:

What’s one step on your creative journey that you’re really glad you took?

Post your answer in the comments before noon (PST) on Monday, December 10, for your chance to win. The winning comment will be posted on Wednesday, December 12, along with the next question.

Last week’s question was, “When you hear the phrase ‘holiday decorations,’ what’s the first picture that pops into your head?” Here’s the winning response:

“Several years ago, I ‘adopted’ a soldier stationed in Iraq. We emailed frequently and I sent a care package to him at least once a month. As Christmas approached, I made a little Christmas tree banner and sent it to him. In return, he sent me a photograph of him with his chaplain and a fellow solider…and the banner. I printed the photo on fabric and stuffed it. Now it hangs front and center on my Christmas tree each year. But, along with that very, very special Christmas decoration, late Christmas Eve evening, the doorbell rang. My sons and their families were with me, so I couldn’t figure out who could be as I opened the door where a florist delivery presented me with a beautiful miniature yellow rose bush (I’m originally from Texas which is where my soldier’s home base was and is). Accompanying the rose was a card from him wishing me a Merry Christmas. The little yellow rose thrives in the flower bed next to my front door. It too is a very, very special ‘decoration’ year round!”

Last week’s winning comment was written by Iris. Congratulations, Iris—look for an email about how to get your free eBook.

P.S. Don’t miss our official launch of Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe in January, where designers will each host their own blog tour. Sign up for emails so you don’t miss the fun next month—meet these fascinating quilt bloggers, get lots of behind-the-scenes book chat, and enter their eBook giveaways!


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