|Deb Karasik doing a trunk show for the Desert Quilters|
Have you ever seen something amazing that someone else has created and thought..... "There is NO WAY I could ever do that!" ?? Well, that is how I felt as I sat amongst the 300+ quilters at the Desert Quilters Guild meeting. This was my first time there and I mostly went because Deb Karasik was going to be doing a trunk show and I wanted to see her quilts. I took many on my phone then they kept coming....so I pulled out my point and shoot (sorry for the lower quality photos) because I didn't think of taking my DSLR...big DUH!
As her husband was showing off all these quilts I began to really feel inadequate in my quilting skills. I mean REALLY inadequate. I kept looking around at all the OLD ladies there and thinking.....I just don't fit in here. But I was blown away by every single new quilt that came out. I learned that she paper pieces everyone of her quilts....I can do that! And she designs them on EQ7....I can do that! (I have that program after all) I started to get inspired and the inadequate feelings began to leave me a little bit at a time.
You see, I love my Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild.....I feel like I fit there. At the Desert Quilters, not so much. But I was so glad I decided to go. I have a few photos of some of her quilts to show you....hope you enjoy them. And, I think it's time to start paper piecing......what do you think?
Aren't they stunning? This one is the back of the previous photo and I had to take it because I love how you can see her quilting. She said she uses anything that looks pretty! I like that.....I understand some people are a one thread type person, but I have several different kinds and I like using what works best.
Deb also said she never washes any of her quilts (probably because of showing) and she only uses a specific black color. But, I am inspired.....I want to learn paper piecing.....now!