Yesterday was First Saturday at Tater Patch Quilts, Merrill Oregon. It's a monthly party to find out what's new in the shop and the quilt world. We drive from Weed and Mt. Shasta (~70 miles), but it's well worth it. We laugh, admire and sometimes buy new fabrics and tools, and spend a day with 80 or so of our closest friends (even if you don't know all their names).
The Show and Tell portion of the meeting is always so inspirational, it buoys my spirit and energizes me. I think that's my favorite part of any gathering of quilters. I had been in kind of a funk as far as inspiration for a couple of weeks. I want to make two small auction quilts for my two guilds upcoming events, but I couldn't quite get with it. Yesterday at First Saturday, I found the missing inspiration for the Shasta Lily Guild silent auction piece for the Labor Day quilt show, and the Flying Geese Quilt Guild bi-annual auction event that is happening soon. I got all the fabric I need and will cut them out today, sew them together tomorrow at Quilters by the Lake, and get ready to prepare the applique part. I will tell more about this project later in the month when I have something to show you.
Anyway, sometimes it takes outside stimulus to get you back on track and I am charged up again. What is your "trigger" to inspire you on new projects? I really want to know.