Monday, September 19, 2005

Q&A

Hi Melody
I have a question. I see on your site that your recreating your tulip
quilt, the one that won a prize and was sold. I find the thought of
doing same quilt another time kind of wierd. When I finish a piece, I
happily crumple up the cartoon, tossing it into the garbage and I am on
to the next. Do you often recreate your pieces and then I would like
to know WHY?

Shawna from Yellowknife

Dear Shawna,
In my wierdness there is a plan. I make a quilt and then test the waters and see if it should become a pattern.
With the Triumph of Tulips quilt, it was touch and go there for a while.

After I made the original I entered it in three shows, and it was REJECTED from the first two and only got an honorable mention in the third. Then it was accepted in the next show, The American Quilter's Society 2005 and it won First Prize. In the meantime it was optioned for purchase and that was the lovely end result.
But it had not done all the work for me that I expect from a quilt. If I made it into a pattern it could live on and continue to provide an income for me.

I will no doubt finish this second small version (with slight variations from the first) and then it will become a pattern. The second version will also become available for purchase.

I did this same thing with my previous 1st place winner Sunflowers II. (by the way, it was also passed by and got a third in two other shows, so you must remember to keep entering until you get a judge who can see the worth of the piece.)


This is the smaller version of Sunflowers II and is also a pattern and the original was sold. I still have the big version, so I have the option of showing it again or selling it.


This is a quilt made specifically to make into a pattern, and while I made the quilt twice and sold it twice, I really do need to make it again. I only had it in my possession for a couple of weeks before it was purchased.


This quilt Pinwheels and Coneflowers is a pattern and the original was stolen so it too is on my list of quilts that need to be made again. Since I have the pattern, it will be easy to remake.


And then there are class samples that get remade and sold and remade and sold and remade and sold.





The same goes for Bodacious Bloomers. I may have made that quilt four or five times and have one in the unfinished stage at the moment.





I think that everytime I remake a quilt, I have the opportunity to improve on the original and expand on the idea. It makes sense to me to work the dickens out of an idea and learn more in the process.

14 comments:

  1. Just the nature of your fabrics, each being an original, makes each quilt different. They are beautiful. by the way, heard your name dropped by Laura on Simply Quilts. She was wonderful.. I was disappointed we didn't get to browse her quilts... guess they ran out of time.

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  2. So, you got on Simply Quilts today; sideways, yes, but none the less, a movie star. And you would have looked HOT!

    This is a great explanation of remaking quilts. I found it very interesting and then also get to revisit quilts that I haven't seen for awhile.

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  3. That's the first time I had seen the cat quilt. I like it!

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  4. Your quilts make me drool!!! So very yummy... how about a book instead of more classes? ;0)

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  5. Like Cindra, I too am eager to get on to the next project. But after reading your reply, I think it's in the semntics--I see a series of related quilts rather than a mindless copy of the original. BTW, I love the tulips and can't wait to see your finished pattern :-)

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  6. Shawna from Yellowknife4:11 PM

    Thanks for the answer to my question. Now it make sense. I will have to pay attention to the quilts I design to see if they would do well being redone.

    I wish I had full days in my studio like you do! "dreamy sigh"
    Shawna in Yellowknife

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  7. I am just more amazed each time I look at your quilts. You really know how to put just the right colors together to make everything pop! I also heard Laura on Simply Quilts mention your name.

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  8. Stolen?! Despicable! I suppose in your wisdom and generosity, you have just given that off to the powers that be. Love all those poppies! Every single one!

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  9. I'm with Marty! Any plans for a book? For that matter, which is easier to sell? Patterns or books?

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  10. I just woke up UNnauseated for the first time in a week, and I celebrated by checking your blog - on a rainy VT fall day, geese flying overhead, your radiant work has never seemed more sublime. I'm in tears. Thank you.

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  11. Keep up the good work Melody. I love your quilts. Wish I could take one of your classes. Do you ever teach in Tennessee? I bet if you left a survey for your students to fill out, you would find that out you are doing just fine. I'm excited about your work. Could you e-mail me info about your Sunflowers pattern? I'd like to buy it and try it. I've only got 6 projects pending and won't get to quilt again until after I move to TN next week but I'm psyched just looking forward to trying your sunflower pattern.
    ~Lee

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