What do you do if
your local quilt shop hosts a
Challenge Quilt Contest
and you are given fabric like this to work with?
All I see are Crazy Cow Ladies
dressed up in costumes,
with a smattering of pink ribbons round about.
Very odd fabric.
But if you are
you don't let the fabric limit your imagination.
Connie can turn the more bizarre fabric
into a work of stunning beauty.
Cows doing the can-can
become gorgeous ruched flowers.
Each year Connie buys a few yards
of her local quilt store's challenge fabric,
like Kitchen Bouquet
And turns them into the most
All hand pieced and hand quilted
with 3-D flowers
that match any garden in creativity.
I wanted to touch every piece.
turn into Fall Baskets
Many thanks to
for coming to our Nimble Thimbles guild and
presenting her inspirational trunk show.
Now when I look at Challenge fabrics
I will think of Connie
and realize that
even the ugliest and outlandish of fabrics
has unlimited potential.
There ought to be a life lesson in there.