Tuesday, November 29, 2011
My Open House
My open house was successful and I really had a good time talking to visitors about my work. It is always interesting to see the pieces that people choose as their favourites. I have favourites of my own but they weren't always the ones that dazzled others. One simple piece that I did with reverse applique called "Rooster" was a great hit with the men who came. It was my son's favourite too.
And what a treat to chat with other quilters about the work as well. It isn't easy to put your work out there but when the feedback is positive I find it inspires me to continue to show my work and take chances.
Of course, I had many comments about the fact that I do all the work by hand rather than using a machine. In my many years as a social worker I found the handwork to be a way to de-stress after a day of work. It was actually soothing to me. Other quilters have told me that handwork has almost driven them to a nervous breakdown :-)
My thanks to all who came and supported my endeavours. My friend Dyanne did a great job as hostess so I had time to speak to the visitors. Here are more photos of the work and of my home all decorated up with quilts everywhere.