Today I wanted to share with you my Quilting Inspiration board. This hangs right by my sewing machine. It gives my eyes something to rest on and explore when my brain has just had enough.
My board is a mish-mash of a bunch of things.
There are badges and pins from past quilting functions I attended.
There are cute quilting postcards I got from somewhere.
There are goals and fun things I want to work towards. This includes one day getting a long arm machine or going to to that Quilting Bed and Breakfast. That sounds like so much fun!
There is the information I have collected about what judges look for, or might look for in a quilt show.
There is the Honorable Mention that I won in a quilt show. That is motivation to try to enter more shows.
There is the Artist Instructions from my friend, Kelly Anne. It is good food for thought.
There are personal photos from my family.
There is a list of 100 Things Every Quilter Should Do Before She Dies. It gives me ideas of things to explore when I feel like I am stuck in a rut.
Do you want to make your own Inspiration Board?
The great thing about them is that they can be anything you need or want them to be. They can be electronic, or physical. Organized and neat or cluttered and over flowing. They can be on cork board or straight on a wall.
They can have whatever you want on them. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
-Favorite or Inspiring Words
-Sayings or Quotes
-Colors and Color Palettes
-Personal Photos of favorite things, people, places, heros, celebrities.
-Things you are currently working on.
-Things you want to work on.
-Magazine or Newspaper clippings
-Memorabilia or Trinkets
-Things that represent you
-Notes from a friend or your children and family
-List of Goals
-Buttons and Badges
The great thing about an inspiration board is that it is all about you! Make it yours and do it the way you want to!
Have fun quilting!