Getting back on the horse

It is a long time since I posted on my blog – 15 months. Sometime in the last year, my creativity took a nose dive – too much admin and other computer work, much of it for SAQA.

I have had a very productive time as co-rep for SAQA Europe and ME. It is has been hard but rewarding work and I have made many, many new friends in the quilting world. I give special thanks to Baiba Vagule, who for much of that time has been my co-rep. She has amazing energy and we have  worked together to make Europe a more active place for SAQA members. Thank you, Baiba, especially for your great newsletters.

The SAQA Board very kindly sent me this beautiful “thank you” bouquet of flowers.

Now, I need “to get back on the horse” and start making and using my stashes and machines – this includes my monster, the Q24 Bernina Longarm, I splashed out on last year. Most of all, I need to get back to the happy mojo of creating work I like and am happy with.

I did do some work over the last year – is it creative?  I am not sure at the moment. The designs are very simple and stark and difficult to execute. This has taken away the pleasure of making.  I have Instagram’d and Facebook’d some of the quilts during the making and afterwards but haven’t felt like blogging them.

Now I plan to spend some time just playing and making cloth – my favourite textile activity. I have already made up some breakdown screens and I plan to use them with formulsol on some of the failed greys that I have already over dyed to dark blues, blacks and greens.

I shall be at the West Country Quilt Show next week, Thursday 30th and Friday 31st stewarding for CQ West Unfolding Stories 3 and CQ In Print. Maybe, see you there.

I will now try to write more regularly on my blog – it is a good record of what I am doing and hopefully, you will enjoy some of my musings and photos.

4 thoughts on “Getting back on the horse

  1. Dear Chris. I love the lines o your new quits.b. The I rant colours look so in tune with the modern design. Well done!

  2. Welcome back! 🙂 I like the pieces you are working on, their lines and colour contrasts. Almost text…but not quite. Looking forward to seeing how you move forward, now that you’re back at it!

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