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Compositions created during a recent workshop on intuitive piecing

Compositions created during a recent workshop on intuitive piecing

I was ~somewhat~ glad to receive the reminder email that I’d signed up for the workshop. The days had been warm and “springy” and I was thinking it time to get some dirt under my fingernails and move that bunch of daisies. But, I had paid my fee, albeit a long time ago, and decided to go to class.

What joy! I think going into it somewhat reluctantly set my mind to, “Ok, thrill me and make it worthwhile.” The main idea was to keep it fun. This isn’t rocket science or a cure for cancer. This is fabric and color and a sewing machine. The little nuggets from the instructor, Lynn Harris, were given freely. She wanted to impart the joy of playfulness.

It was the first workshop in a long time that I stayed the entire time and will definitely incorporate some of the ideas into my own quilts. The main idea was to keep an open mind, enjoy the process and take a risk. I think those lightbulb moments are the ones that stick with you. And it’s been food for thought for a few more days.