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Inspiration: the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative.
Quilting is a very creative & innovative craft. Many quilters are inspired by other quilters, patterns, and designs. Nature, Scenic Beauty, a Grandmother's Comforter/Traditional Design, Geometrical Design, and a Portrait are wonderful inspirations for quilters.

Nature & Scenic Beauty

Farm Animals~Marilyn TribbleIce Poppies~ Quilt by Grace ErreaIn Praise of Natural Curves~ Quilt by Kathy SchattleitnerBirds of the Tropics - Sandy Schipper

Grandmother's Comforter/Traditional Design

Iowa 1936 Quilt~Hermina Brower 1888 Crazy Quilt DetailRed is Best~ Quilt by Susan TaylorStar Techniques~ Quilt by Cindy Sloneker

Geometrical Design

House Top Quilt~ Tara FaughnanJudy Mathieson Quilt

Portrait

Abuela~ Quilt by Jennifer DayFriends: May Our Children Do Better Than We Did~ Quilt by Dr. Susan Walen

A great place to get inspired is a quilt show. Quilting guilds usually have a show once a year or try out the large shows. One show in my area is the Pacific International Quilt Fest; which will begin October 11 through October 14. PIQF is one of the largest shows. Quits on display, workshops and merchants/vendors selling their quilting goodies makes this event a lot of fun. Wear comfortable shoes. It's held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in the San Francisco Bay Area.

What inspires you? What influences your design? Do you prefer traditional or modern designs? Do you see a pattern and follow it exactly? or do you change the pattern to suit your own design?

Diarists Needed!

10/07 -- Proud of my Bleeding Heart
10/14 -- Sara R
10/21 -- Florene
10/28 -- Melanie in IA with project updates
11/04 -- Pam from Calif
11/11 -- OPEN
11/18 -- OPEN

Update:

Quilt   1: Farm Animals Quilt~ Marilyn Tribble
Quilt   2: Ice Poppies~ Quilt by Grace Errea
Quilt   3: In Praise of Natural Curves~ Kathy Schattleitner
Quilt   4: Birds of the Tropics - Sandy Schipper
Quilt   5: Iowa 1936 Quilt ~ Hermina Brower
Quilt   6: 1888 Crazy Quilt Detail
Quilt   7: Red is Best~ Susan Taylor
Quilt   8: Star Techniques~ Cindy Sloneker
Quilt   9: House Top Quilt~ Tara Faughnan
Quilt 10: Cinnabar and Indigo ~ Judy Mathieson
Quilt 11: Abuela~ Quilt by Jennifer Day
Quilt 12: Friends: May Our Children Do Better Than We Did~Dr. Susan Walen

Originally posted to Pam from Calif on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by DKOMA and DK Quilt Guild.

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