Friday, November 14, 2014
10 Gifts that Quilters Want! Off the Wall Friday
The 11+ inches of snow Erie got today, was the signal that maybe its time to start thinking about the holidays. Does your significant other ever wonder what to get you? Do you ever wonder what you really need? Mine does. . . so I thought I would make a list of gifts that any quilt/fiber/textile (or whatever LOL!) artist would like to get.
1. Prepared for Dyeing (PDF) Fabric and a gift card to Dharma Trading Co. or Prochem Dye. Most every quilt artist I know loves to play with dyes but hates to spend the money! Giving blank fabric is like giving a million possibilities waiting to happen. (PDF can be found at Testfabrics, Equilter, Joann's online etc)
2. A Pincushion or Bobbin Box. I know mundane right? But I get a lot of compliments on mine (cute but functional). Also, I just found these amazing bobbin boxes that are just right (sturdy plastic, holds the bobbins tight)
3. Derwent Inktense Pencils. These pencils let an artist easily achieve a watercolor painter effect on fabric! Several color sets are available.
4. DrinkKlip. Every quilter I knows likes to have her favorite drink nearby while she's working. Now she can without spilling it on what she's working on.
5. A Great Creative Book. Suggestions? The Creative Habit by T. Tharp, The Artist Way by J. Cameron, Art & Fear by D. Bayles, Bird by Bird by A. Lamott
6. Thread. A gift certificate to Superior Threads or Red Rock Threads is always welcome since there is always some new thread a quilter needs.
7. A Magazine Subscription. FiberArts Now, Quilting Arts and American Quilter would be my favs!
8. Gelli Printing Plate and Brier. This is a new product that a fiber artist probably doesn't have but is easy enough to provide plenty of hours of play!
9. An Online Quilting Class - There are all sorts of formats to choose from - video classes you keep, Quilting Colleges that host a whole selection of classes and teachers, private teachers . (My mother gave me Elizabeth Barton's Masterclass last year and you know how much I enjoyed that!)
10. Time! A gift box certifying a set block of time just to sew and create - without interruption - is an amazing gift!
Okay! So what did I leave out??
What's on your Creative Christmas List?????
oh and . . . .
What have you been up to Creatively?