Friday, October 10, 2008

gifts

The best part about being a quilter is the gifts made for me by my extremely talented friends. It's smart to cultivate gifted people because they give the best presents.

Case in point. My friend Virginia made this art quilt for my birthday. Can you see the little cover of Wild Goose Chase? So cool!



And if that wasn't enough, my friends at Always Quilting made me an Old Maid's Puzzle quilt to celebrate the publication of the second quilting mystery. Pernille organized, Kit quilted it and a dozen or so friends worked on blocks to include in the quilt. The best part was they did it right under my nose. I was in the room (hey, it's a big room) working on my own projects while they were sewing up the blocks.



I lied to them. Not on purpose. I told them I had never received a quilt before. That was almost true. I did get this quilt from my quilt guild when I left Pennsylvania to move to California. It's full of very cool sentiments.




Along the way, I've been given plenty of unique, handmade treasures. If you don't have a crafter as a friend, I suggest you start looking for one. Now. Christmas will be here before you know it.

3 comments:

Camille Minichino said...

Very nice, Terri, and I'm sure you've given a lot of them, too! I remember a nice one from you at a SinC auction recently.
Giving away your craft is a wonderful excuse to keep making them also -- where would you keep them all otherwise?
Crafts and giving, both ways, seem to go together.

Betty Hechtman said...

Crafts and giving do go together. The people in my crochet and knit group are always making something for someone else.

How nice, Terri, that they commemerated your new book with a quilt.

beckylevine said...

Hey, I've seen the pattern in that middle quilt before--I didn't know THAT was OMP. I like it. :)

How cool that they were working on the quilt in front of you. Some detective you are!