Freeing the Muse
Music City Modern Quilt Guild hosted Michelle Wilkie for a design workshop Saturday. She is a NC transplant from New Zealand, has a degree in marine biology and works in the technology industry in Cary.
|Michelle Wilkie (quilt shown with permission)|
A relatively new quilter, Michelle takes a well organized approach to the creative process. First she showed several of her own quilts and described the inspiration -- from traffic signs to indigenous art to architecture -- and how she loosely interprets what she sees. Sometimes it is obvious, other times not so much.
During the workshop she led the group through a series of quick design exercises to get our creative juices flowing.
|NYC Cityscape - my interpretation|
The modernist bas-relief above the fireplace at the Hollyhock House
Photo by Joshua White
|My first attempt|
Michelle wrapped up the day talking about construction, getting an original design from paper to fabric by breaking it down into sewable components.
What a great way to spend a steamy hot Saturday!
Linking up with Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday.