1064 - Mindful Moodling ($80)

1064 - Mindful Moodling ($80)
Julie Sefton
Bartlett, TN   USA

Width: 12"   Length: 9"

Designer: Inspired by Tonya Ricucci. Used with written permission.

Materials/Techniques: Tonya’s “Thready” technique is shown on her LazyGal blogspot where she writes: “Thready is my name for an embroidery where I start out with a piece of fabric and entirely cover the surface with embroidery floss in running stitches”.

Artist's Statement: In the 1930’s, author Brenda Ueland wrote, “If You Want to Write: A book about Art, Independence & Spirit” – and I wrote this phrase of hers in one of my journals: “so you see, imagination needs moodling – long inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering”…Now, as I sit with my foot propped up following foot surgery, I am moodling my way through my foot’s recovery, creating my uniquely scrappy version of Tonya’s “Thready.
Julie Sefton

Dedication: “And what is life? A crazy quilt; sorrow and joy, and grace and guilt. With here and there a square of blue for some old happiness we knew. And so the hand of time will take the fragments of our lives and make, out of life’s remnants as they fall, a thing of beauty, after all.” (excerpt from A Crazy Quilt, by Douglas Malloch)

This quilt is displayed with a hanging ring.

This quilt earned $80 for Alzheimer's research.