My main idea about putting this project 3:16 into blog format is that it 'forces' me to be accountable. A public statement of intention can keep you motivated. Also sharing it with other people will hopefully provide constructive feedback.
I suppose it's a good idea to explain the reason why I want to start on this project. I do love making art quilts, there is so much to explore and to learn in this field. I have been reading books, magazines and watched some dvd's from professional art quilters. And I am really inspired by a group of people who call themselves the twelve by twelve. They have a great website: http://www.twelveby12.org/
But to just sit down and start quilting is not my thing. I like to have a purpose for it. I have made several quilts which hang on the wall in our home, some I have given away. Sometimes I make quilts for a quilt challenge, which I like because there are usually clear parameters.
For a year or so I have been thinking what to do with my quilting interest. Teaching is one thing I like, so I have set up a workshop in my local craft store. At the other hand I don't like being stuck in teaching the same thing over and over. And would like to have some time for learning more techniques myself.
Last week I wrote down what I really like about art quilts:
- lots of possibilities in techniques
- you can dye your own fabrics
- I like plain fabrics
- you can embroider on them
- convey a message
- print on fabric
The other book is called 3:16 Bible texts illuminated:
And this book really captured my attention. I will explain that in another blogpost!