This week we're being sponsored by Keli from Drygoods Design Online! Keli specializes in modern fabrics, as well as having several lines of handmade goods.
In Spring 2012, Drygoods Design will be opening its doors for select
retail hours in a sweet little space in the Historic Landmark District
along Old Ballard Ave in Seattle, Wash. Open on the weekends (don't miss
the farmers market) and by appointment during the week, come on in to
select some of the most beautiful and fun fabrics around, locally
handmade goods, sweet packaging and a few surprises. Whether you've
never touched a sewing machine or are a pro, Drygoods Design hopes to be
a place where you feel inspired and welcomed.
After the success of last week's "big" question, we decided to try it again this week and see if it works as well again.
This week I want to talk about the complex question of value and authenticity.
How much are we self-editing? Why?
What is the obsession with perfection and why aren't we living in the moment and enjoying the process?
Is quilting not our hobby? Should it not be something we enjoy and use as a time for self-reflection and relaxation?
The reality is very few of us, even those who are professionals are prefect. We make mistakes. Our work has bits that aren't 100%. That is one of the things that distinguishes handmade items. And is that not why we value quilts, because they are made by real people?
Keli has also given all chatters a 20% off code for the fabric store! TALKNT20 good until April 28th 11:59PM