Monday, 30 April 2012

Old/New April

Every April I attend a quilting retreat held at the Dumas Bay Retreat Center.  It is a gathering of quilters from near and far.  For many of us this retreat is the only time of year that we get to see each other face-to-face. It's a time to renew friendships and spur creative endeavors. For me this retreat captures all of this month's  Ideas of Inspiration prompts, the old, the new and the month of April.

Rather than destroy a storm damaged tree the caretakers had artist Bob King come in and transform it into this sculpture titled "Endurance". Creating something new and beautiful from scraps is certainly something quilters can readily understand, be they fabric scraps or tree "scraps".