While some think of quilting as something "old women do" we know better. First of all there are plenty of young bright women quilters. Also quilting is as varied as the people that quilt. From functional bed quilts to bright happy lap quilts to extreme modern art quilts, there is a vast variety.
However, Men Quilt Too! And if you are reading my blog you are aware of that. Are there any men reading my blog??? Looking through my followers I found ten of the 367 that I am sure are men. I am pretty sure some of the men that read my blog are not followers. I happen to know that three of the men that are followers are not quilters. (yes I try to keep up with my followers and if you are one - you are appreciated! )
Now, I want to tell you about a great Quilt Show that I was a part of last year. I didn't win anything, but I had a GREAT time with it anyway. The show is Men Quilt Too hosted by Pigtales and Quilts.
I am trying to drum up some competition for this show. So I am asking you if you are a man who quilts to consider entering the show. If you are a woman who knows a man that quilts, ask him to enter. I don't mind not winning. I will mind greatly if this show goes away.
If you blog, maybe you could link to this post OR to the Men Quilt Too post.
In other news I am starting a new art piece that I can have as a carry with me handwork project. I LOVE making these. Here is a picture of the beginning, I haven't even finished the machine stitching. But I have some fibers couched onto the stabilized fabric and some of the machine stitching started.
The fabric is some that I dyed when I was experimenting with hand dying fabric.
The photo helps me to see what might need done to the piece next. It seems obvious to me that I need to add some lighter, brighter lines. Well back to work!
P.S. There is a cool giveaway over at Eat, Sleep, Quilt.