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  • Writer's pictureleann hileman

Who Do You Work For?

I know, it's a weird question. Especially for people like me who are technically retired even while working pretty much full time on my art quilts.

In response to a comment on Facebook, I said that I thought for me, and a lot of creative types, we have a person or persons in mind when we create. Even when I'm creating for myself (I think), I know that at some point I will want to show my work and get a response. It occurs to me that I am creating sometimes for a critical relative who shall remain nameless but on better days, to please a friend who shares my vision. I mean, why do people write books unless they have a reader in mind?

Another opinion posed by a very accomplished art quilter said that she created for herself and would create even if no one was viewing or going to view her work. I definitely understand that as there is joy just in the act of creating, even when the process gets difficult. There's still that satisfaction I'm aiming for and that is certainly for myself.

What do you think? How does that work for you? I'm curious.

So a little process photo for you. This is Ohio Barn in Early Morning Light and it just won a 3rd place award at American Quilters Society in Daytona Beach, Florida. The 1st and 2nd place winner quilts are awesome so I'm pleased to snag a 3rd place award. Check it out on the American Quilters Society website.

Hope you're having a great day!


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Maureen White Pierce
Maureen White Pierce
Apr 27, 2022

Congratulations on all the awards your "Ohio Barn in Early Morning Light" is winning. How special to see a peek in it's "before" stage.

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