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What better day to publish your first blog post, then on a pattern release day.
Ships & Violins' second quilt pattern, Butterfly Waltz, is available today in Make Modern Magazine, an Australian-based mag dedicated to all-things quilting. Their 31st issue is digitally available here.
Many of you may not know that I pursued a career in writing for many years before dedicating myself to quilting. From poetry to reporting, I dreamed of becoming a writing rockstar. Despite my adoration for perfectly coupled words, and capturing the setting for an unlikely tale, I didn't have the drive to continue to make writing my sole purpose. When I discovered quilting it was as though all my interests and skills merged into a harmonic path in front of me.
The urge to write isn't what gets me to my cutting mat every day, but it plays an integral role in what I do, and who I am in this quilting community. Writing is like the dash of salt needed in any recipe: it's not necessary, but it enhances the experience.
All this to say, I'd like to share a creative writing piece with you, let's call it a creative cameo. Most times it's a story that inspires a quilt design, in this case, the design compelled me to write this poem.