This is Dee's. I just quilted an open simple meander throughout. The top was quite busy (as you can see) and felt like this was about all that was needed here.
|Dee's Charity Quilt|
I loaded the Dinosaur quilt without really knowing just how far I was going to get. Plugging away as the day continued found me actually finishing the top before leaving for guild.
It was starting to get a little dark, and continued on even further since I still had another hour and a half before thinking about leaving. Before I knew it, the quilt was complete (save for the label). I shared at guild last night and everybody seemed to like the back as much as the front. Thank you Katie for sharing your dino feet to incorporate into it!
|Dino Quilt Front|
|Dino Quilt Back|
We had a wonderful class last night at guild. Mary R. presented the second portion of creating art and it opened my eyes even further into what makes a good piece of artwork. I took a plethora of notes and have included them into the my quilt book library for further reference.
Speaking of art, our AQS challenge is in the forefront. I have had several ideas bouncing around in my head and last weeks meeting found us voting on the direction the quilt was to be made; the conundrum was whether to set it vertical or horizontal. Apparently it was decided at a way prior meeting to set it vertical. However, last week a vote was taken to now set it horizontally. This week presented an issue with that vote.
Making a quilt takes a lot of time, but making a "show" quilt is even further into the time investment category. A few of those who mentioned they would be participating wanted to have a count last night to see who would definitely commit. I mentioned it to our president after the class was finished, prior to our informal time as she was making last minute announcements.
I was lambasted. Not by the president, but rather the VP. Publicly. In front of 28 other guild members. I'm not sure exactly how what I asked for (commitment) was taken out of context, but I was told, loudly, how everybody would be putting forth their best effort. What?
After hearing from her, and I quote, "Well then I have to get snarky here," I basically was attacked verbally in front of all my peers. I. could. not. believe. it!
I grabbed my stuff and left as quickly as I could. A few members snagged me on the way out and talked with me about what just happened, and a phone call later from another member settled me down, but damn! I wasn't asking anything that anybody else who puts this time in wasn't wanting to have asked/said.
Where did I go wrong? I apologized to the whole room if anything I said was taken out of context and that sometimes I have a communication problem due to my lack of a socially structured lifestyle. I thought maybe the VP would call and discuss what was said, but I haven't heard anything as of yet. I'll get over it. I've been through worse. Much worse actually, but, well, a lot of the wind has been taken out of my sails and this is sad!
I will do the AQS challenge. I will put in my usual 110% and it will be something I'm proud of. Will I ever commit to doing another? How does the saying go; time heals all wounds? Maybe?!