Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday Preview - CQT Episode 18

Welcome to the Tuesday Preview. 

This week's episode of Canadian Quilt Talk features Mary Sullivan  Holdgrafer. She is a Creativity and Meaning Coach at the Haven on Gabriola Island. I chatted with her briefly after our Fibre Art Network retreat on the island and she had some fascinating things to say about creativity as a means of personal growth and healing. 

Canadian Quilt Talk Episode 018 
Mary Sullivan Holdgrafer

Here's a a snapshot of Mary's 8" x 10" challenge piece with the theme of sanctuary for the Fibre Art Network Retreat. She is a brilliant contemporary quilt artist and this is just a tiny sample. You wouldn't know unless you've seen her previous work, but this tiny quilt is a seriously calm colour scheme for Mary compared to her usual vibrant art quilts and to her friends at the retreat it just hit the theme perfectly. 

In my own person journey, although it was not a planned thing, I look back and see my transition from firefighting to quilt professional as an incredible healing journey entirely facilitated through quilting. So I just jumped on the opportunity to share Mary's passion for healing through stitches. 

AND I know I mentioned that this week's prize for the weekly Quilter's Corner is a 1 year subscription to Quilters' Connection magazine. It's such a great prize and I can't wait to give it away, but this week I'm going to tell a little Quilter's Corner story from my own life and I'll explain why I've posted this little penguin photo - so I'll save that prize for now. Get your story in for a chance to win it next week! It's such a great magazine! 

And DON'T FORGET - It's the last Thursday of the month so at the end of this week's episode we'll have our segment of the Gentle Judge and our question will be answered by not only one, but three CQA Certified Judges! 

Until next time . . . dream big and work hard in the studio with CanadianQuilt Talk!

1 comment:

  1. Great episode! Your story struck a chord... Who hasn't been guilty of being wrapped up in our own pursuits? And who can't say that they make up for it with family exponentially?!