Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Great Rolled Bowl Class

What we learned about those wily "rolled bowls"

Last class was going to be very easy. We were going to make a few simple, small rolled bowls. Well, we found out there is a LOT more to making a rolled bowl than we recalled from First Grade clay making. First, I discovered there are different size fabric strips depending on how you wrap the cord. Second, discovered there was more than one way to wrap the cord. Third, there are many different kinds of cord that can be used, and fourth and last, what about the THREAD? So, once I realized all of the variables that could influence one little bowl class, I forged on to try and get at least one student to complete at least one bowl. The lesson I learned about variables in a project is the same one that slaps me every time. They all came out to play in one class. Oh boy!

I am going to do a page on the the rolled bowls. Actually the pattern is taking a little of this and a little of that, depending on different looks. They all came out. Everyone loved the bowls and I recommend the project for anyone looking for something different to do this summer. The bowls make great little gifts and you can use pretty ugly fabric that turns out cute. Just go to the page, "Rolled Bowls."

Credit Due

CREDIT - where credit is due!

I was doing some pinning today on Pinterest and realized I have made one of the worst mistakes in quilting! That is not giving credit to others for their work. If yours happens to be one of the photos I have pinned without credit, please email me and I will correct it right away.

Sometimes as we hurry along through the day and grab something here and there, we forget to gather data and information. As quilters who each produce one of a kind projects, which is usually all we ever receive for our work; credit that we made it. The problem with not giving credit to others, is sometimes it can get mixed up with someone else's work. Worse, it could be assumed the user is trying to take credit for another quilter's work. 

I can go on and on about copyright, infringement, taking someone's idea, copying patterns and much more. The world of quilting is very sensitive about giving credit to other's ideas, and not stealing someone's patterns. There, I said it out load. Don't steal other quilters' patterns!

The next post I do is going to be about copyrighting your own ideas. Once you start, you will never again want other's to take credit for your work or ideas, and you will not want to take others'.  I just wanted to lead with this for a while since I did pin some miscellaneous quilt photos without proper information. In my defense, some did not have the information from the original locations, but still, we should all be much better about giving credit where credit is due. Especially me! TTFN

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics | Academic Reviews

Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics - Academic Reviews
Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics | Academic Reviews
The site link is located on the right under "Reference Sites" (be patient, I'm just learning!)
This is an excellent site to visit if you are interested in the "philosophy" of quilting. Who quilts? Why do we quilt? Are quilts art or craft? All very unique questions that many of us wonder about and others discuss openly. We all have our opinions. Click on this site and see what others think about the whole quilting experience.