Remember back in May when I said I was going to make quilts for all of the new babies that my friends have brought into the world recently? Well. I got one done. Still have three to go. So before these babes enter high school, I’m going to dust off the Singer and get back to quilting. I’m thinking of using these fabrics:
Also, I’ve been interested in the word “craft” lately and the connotations it has. For years, the idea of crafts was not held in high esteem. There was much derision of seed art, macaroni sculpture and yarn paintings. If you live in the bay area, you probably know that the California College of Arts and Crafts dropped the “Crafts” a few years back. At the time, I assumed it was an attempt to distance itself from the image of nannies bending over their tatting, but in fact the president insisted it was to enfold contemporary craft into the realm of higher Art. Personally, I don’t differentiate much between art and craft – there’s way too much crossover – which may be what the CCA president was getting at. But recently, I’ve noticed people using the words craft, crafty and crafter as a badge of honor. It’s suddenly very cool. Does the word “craft” hold a particular charge for you, and if so, is it positive or negative? Has it changed lately? I’d love to hear your thoughts!