Welcome to the CraftStylish Quilting Blogcomments (5) April 2nd, 2008
My name’s Mary Ray and I’m thrilled to be doing this blog for CraftStylish because I love everything about quilting and, believe me, there’s a lot to love. Quilting is one of those wonderful crafts that appeals to both the right side and the left side of the brain. It encompasses precision and creativity, tradition and innovation. But please don’t let any of these words scare you. Quilting is fun, relaxing, fulfilling, and – I must warn you – addictive. It’s as easy or complex as you want to make it. And best of all, whatever your skill level, you can make quilts and other quilted projects that are fabulous.
My posts will focus on projects designed to brighten your world, and teach you techniques that speak to today’s quilter, using simple patterns and beautiful fabrics. But once in a while we’ll take a peek at some traditional quilts that are so much a part of our history and see how they influence today’s quilt styles. On the other side of the coin, we’ll look at some innovative art quilts that will knock your socks off. And we’ll visit some of the related crafts that quilting has spawned – like fabric dying and painting and other embellishment techniques.
The quilting world is huge and I hope to introduce you to it and help you navigate your way through all it has to offer. I hope to teach you, inspire you, and show you where to find what you need – whether you just want to make a project or two or jump in head first and become a card carrying quilter.