Monday, November 6, 2017

Giving credit where credit is due

Last month, a thing of beauty sailed into my life ...



written about here by Jude Hill ...

And as I walked about the International Quilt Festival in Houston this past weekend, over and over again I said the words, "I always considered myself a needleworker. Because of Jude Hill, I now consider myself a quilter, too."

Because of Jude Hill, I knew to seek out Judy Martin's Mended World, which is also to be found in this wonderful tome (which had to come home with me) ...

Because of Jude Hill, I met Glennis Dolce
whose beautiful vintage Japanese cloth and Shibori eclipse will be perfect for some long overdue mending (among other things) ...


Because of Jude Hill, I am part of a wonderful community of like-minded stitchers who have led me to believe in myself enough to join SAQA.

Because of Jude Hill, I have learned so very much and will be forever grateful as I continue to play with cloth and stitch, learning more every day.

16 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i read this. will come back....when words are right

susan hemann said...

Jude has had a powerful influence on my work too, love Judy Martin's work as well

by the way, my son used to live in Austin, I would visit him a couple of times a year- it is my favorite city- hill country is so beautiful, I miss it so

Sue McQ said...

Wow...I have to come back and savor this more. Still in awe of your visit to Houston. Blessings.

Mo Crow said...

Jude has gathered such a wonderful group of cloth conjurors through her art and writing, I am so grateful to be part of her circle and yours!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

it's hard to say it all in a concise way...but
enough to say that Jude has changed my life.
I found a place in her cloth teachings that
fits who i am. I have found people through
this that i fit with. to find one's Place
is the ultimate we can ever hope for. I
am grateful beyond any hope to find words.

Tina Zaffiro said...

Jude feeds are souls with possibilities ..

jude said...

My work is really about this. It has taken time but now I lean back and think, yes, it is worth the place I find myself in. My cave with a view of all that might be for all who have visited. Go forth with thread and needle!

Velma Bolyard said...

jude is a huge heart and hands. oh, and person. she's a treasure.

Judy Martin said...

Yes, I agree about all that has been said about dear Jude Hill

yes, a treasure.

xo

Liz A said...

Thank you all ... you can tell I was away by how many comments went unanswered whilst I was happily occupied with our grandkids. Please know I appreciate your presence and the time you take to comment here.

Hazel said...

Jude continues to stitch paths of inspirations, possibilities and community, really there are no words for how grateful I am.

beth from still life pond said...

Yes. Tears in my eyes. Yes.

And thank you for sharing your experience in Houston.

(Please forgive me not commenting very often. The blogger comment box and captcha are really hard for me to navigate. 9 times out of 10 a comment just goes poof.)

deemallon said...

ah yes, Jude. It's about so much more than stitching or creativity, really. I, too, have been changed by the example of how she IS in the world. I, too, feel grateful in the extreme to have found this community online and to feel sustained and upheld by it.

Will have to come back to look at the Houston pix. JEALOUS!

Liz A said...

Hazel - Words seem such clumsy tools for expressing our hearts' truth

Beth - I too battle the comment demons and so appreciate your persevering ...

Dee - I can't believe this incredible show has been mere hours away from our home in the hills ... I won't miss it again

kathyd said...

agree will all said .... jude made my world a better place .
getting to know all of you has expanded my world . xxoo

Liz A said...

Kathy - we all support each other ... if only more folks would figure out how productive that can be