Monday, October 18, 2010

With a "Cherri" on Top

Between the Walker Art Center this weekend and Cherri House speaking at the KCMQG last Thursday, I'm on inspiration overload. Cherri and I are very much alike, we see quilts everywhere. I liked that about her!
Cherri, was both fun and inspirational. Seeing her quilts up close and personal was the best part for me.
Her use of color is spectacular.
Her story is very personal and emotional. I won't tell it here, but I will say if you get a chance to meet her or hear her, jump on it. Thanks Cherri, for making the effort to come to Kansas City! I'm sure it won't be a one time thing.
I had a bunch of airport time this weekend and of course had my sketchbook with me. Cherri inspired me to design a couple of my own city quilts...city tech and city split. I can't wait until I have time to translate those drawings into fabric!

Speaking of inspiration....are you working on your Modern Quilt Guild 'Inspiration Challenge' quilt? Haven't heard of it? Head on over and check it out. Get inspired and get sewing!

16 comments:

Jackie said...

I will be meeting Cherri at Quilt Market and I will be interviewing her and her daughter Lizzie for my podcast! So hopefully those who can meet her in person can listen to her story. What a wonderful meeting with her, wish I was there!

Lynn said...

Thanks so much for sharing these. A wake up call for me to explore more with colors. Really beautiful quilts!

Anna said...

wow, that looks amazing! :)

Sequana said...

Right now I'm working on The Tempest, that first one she's pointing to. I'm happy to see it "in person" here. *S*

I'm just about to put rows together. The blocks by themselves look so wonderful.

Suzanne said...

I need to start keeping a quilt sketchbook and journal. It's so easy to be inspired but without that tool, hard to remember what to do when I have time to quilt. Thanks for the reminder and the lovely pictures.

live a colorful life said...

Thanks for the pictures. It must have been fabulous to see those quilts up close and personal!

audreypawdrey said...

I love that last quilt! I bet it was fun to see all those beautiful quilts and hear her speak.

Vicki said...

it was such a great meeting. I'm grateful for all the behind the scenes work you guys do to bring us amazing speakers like Cherri.

and p.s. I think I recognize the back of my head in one of these pics :)

Sarah Craig said...

Wow - - - like I needed more inspiration and quilts to add to my bucket list! But those are totally amazing. I really need to explore "solids only" quilts....

sewkatiedid said...

drool. Someday I'll make an all solid fabric quilt...someday.

sewkatiedid said...

p.s. have cherry picture too. I love the Walker!

machen und tun said...

thanks for sharing, Jacquie, seeing your pictures i think i will finally give in and go buy Cherries book.. :-) love her work and use of colors!!
claudia

Barb said...

really fun and colorful quilts.
I'm going to pass her name on to our program chair.
I'd love to meet her. did you do a workshop?

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

You were in MPLS lat weekend! I love the walker, and the sculpture gardens!
Loads on inspiratioN!

MightyMom said...

oooo I love that last one with all the colors!! awesome

I never thought about keeping a sketch pad. I'd probably end up with 14zillion quilts that never got finished though!

Carol E. said...

You were in Minneapolis?? Hope you enjoyed our lovely area! What else did you see?