Those Who Dwell Among the Beauties and Mysteries of the Earth Are Never Alone or Weary of Life - Rachel Carson
This is an art quilt I just finished. It was inspired by a Saw Whet Owl. These are very small owls (about the size of an American robin) who come out at dusk to hunt where I live. They are frequently on the ground along side of the road waiting for mice to come out. Driving home one evening recently, I came upon one of these amazing little beings waiting in the middle of the road. I pulled over to encourage this owl to leave the middle of the road but s/he was so intent on hunting that I got right up to it before it flew off. I am grateful for the encounter.
One of the things I have learned over the years is to pick my teachers, to the best of my ability, from my experience of what I feel their art 'transmits'. I look for teachers who transmit, love, joy, depthfulness and heart. The teacher I have learned about sewing, quilting and cloth from (and am still taking classes with her) is Jude Hill . If you are interested in learning about working with cloth from a Master I highly recommend taking one or more of her classes.