The logistics of coming together for our quilt reveal this time were a little daunting. October is a busy month for all of us in the NICU, with a high census (= on call/overtime) and mandatory computer training taking up time on our days off. How to find a way to get together?!
The solution was an after work gathering at the Soup Spoon Cafe. Along for the fun was our friend and colleague Martha, who made a start on her first ever art quilt (!), but ultimately and understandably had to prioritize her time to her Bachelor’s degree studies. And actually, Martha wasn’t the only one who had trouble finishing her quilt on time. I brought mine to the reveal but it wasn’t quite done – oops. No worries, I finished it a couple of days later and here it is 🙂
|True Beauty – detail|
“When my son was in college, studying organic chemistry, he would fill page after page with chemical reactions. I thought those pages beautiful and elegant.
So the Periodic Table of Elements was on my mind as I pondered what to do with our theme of “Beauty”. That beautifully organized chart with all those colorful squares just called out to be made into a quilt.
The elements of life – the basis of all beauty.”
|Silk, metallic thread, crystals – detail|