Just what the heck kind of quilter are you anyways?

http://mydishwasherspossessed.com/2014/11/possession-files-introducing-estelle-eramus/ Modern quilting? Traditional quilting? my work doesn’t fit into either one of those categories entirely so I’ve decided to call my niche Eclectic. I am an Eclectic quilter.  Eclectic has several meanings depending on which dictionary you look at but the one that serves this best is: a person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources. I was asked to describe my style recently and you know what? that’s rather hard to do. I really thought about it and came to the conclusion that putting an already determined definition to my style wouldn’t fit. To me, the eclectic quilter uses a wide range of techniques pulled from both the modern and the traditional quilting methods. We aren’t afraid to mix it up a little and use both artisan fabrics with commercial fabrics. We use a variety of mediums. We use modern fabrics to create traditional patterns and traditional fabrics to create modern patterns. We might be called the Bohemian element even. It’s what works for us and makes us happy with our creations. The definition of Bohemian: a person, as an artist or writer, who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices. I think that suits me just fine.

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4 Responses to Just what the heck kind of quilter are you anyways?

  1. CM Peterson says:

    check it out Our inspiration may come from music, or scenery, or random book quotes. We may re-interpret things in unexpected ways. But whatever we do, it reflects a part of us that may not be apparent to the rest of the world. Perhaps that is the allure of ‘eclectic’ quilting – we express the hidden parts of our souls….Who would think that a graying-granny-‘conservative’ appearing woman would shamelessly parade a fondness for tie-dye (speaking of myself here, Sondra!) or hide a subtle sexual reference in a ‘prize’ winning quilt?

  2. Susii hoseley McCoy says:

    I do art quilts small and large with lots of embellishments, I do classic traditional patterned quilts, I have dyed and painted fabric, my favorites are batiks, I have never done Tye dyes.

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