Yet another bloggy connection has been made. Deborah and I have been following each other's blogs for years. She's actually the one who convinced me to join this group. Now there's another line for Brenda's chart!
I often wonder when I meet someone whom I've gotten to know online if the real person is going to be like I imagined them, or if my imagination is way off base. Gerrie's voice was different than the one in my head (I think I was expecting something huskier, though I don't know why). Terry was quieter than I expected at the time, but pretty much how I imagined her to be. Deborah was exactly as I had imagined her to be -- though she said I was shorter than what she expected.
The fun part though is to find out that yes, through our blogs, we really have come to know each other and, at least from my side, we hit it off well. Lots of talking about our artwork, the book project, our Twelve by Twelve work, our kids, living in different places -- all the good stuff friends talk about. I am so grateful to have met a community of like minded people online and to be able to extend that connection every now and then to my real life. I'm looking forward to even more Twelve by twelve meet-ups in the future.
We are twelve quilt artists who embarked on an art challenge together. We're from different places throughout the world and our artistic styles vary, but we share a love of art quilting and a desire to play, experiment, learn, and grow.
For four years (2007-2011), we each made a 12x12 inch quilted art piece on a designated theme or palette. See our Theme Series and our Colorplay series.
For the 2012 Series, we changed things a bit and made rectangular pieces, 20x12 inches with roughly 10 weeks between each challenge. As before, we had a designated theme for each challenge.
We shared our process, progress, and results on this blog. It remains a key record of our rich collaboration.