The Free Motion Quilting Project: Cards and Prints

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cards and Prints

Before the Asheville Quilt Show earlier this month, I finally sat down and did something I'd been meaning to do for months - find a high quality source for prints of my quilts.

Creating prints has always been a goal simply because I don't sell my quilts and it's nice to have something to offer someone who's interested in my work.

I'm extremely please with out these prints came out and so excited to now offer them in the shop.

Getting my act together to actually order the prints has been tricky. I seem to have a rather big mental block about considering myself an Artist, as opposed to just a Quilter.

free motion quilting | Leah DayI don't even really consider myself an "Art Quilter" even though most of my goddesses usually end up in that category.

Maybe the truth of the matter is I don't really like labels! I don't want to run the risk of potentially labeling myself one thing and suddenly finding that I don't really fit under that definition.

So despite the fact that I now have prints and greeting cards of my art, I've resolved to keep my personal definitions the same. I'm a quilter. I'm a quilter. I'm a quilter.

That's it for this Feature Friday!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. I really hate to be picky, but your statement (and I quote)

    "considering myself an Artist, as opposed to just a Quilter"

    doesn't seem quite fair.

    As quilters we are QUILTERS and not JUST quilters. I believe we are ALL artists in our own right.

    Your work is beautiful!

  2. Don't get "hung up" on labels Leah. None of us is just one thing: mother, sister, wife, whatever.
    We are all more "Etc" than just one thing. Just continue to be YOU and you'll be heading in the right direction.
    We all love you, however you label yourself... or don't label yourself!

  3. Hi Mimi - Calm down a bit chicka and read the last paragraph again.

    I'm a quilter because I'd rather not define myself as an artist. While, yes, you can obviously define yourself as both, I'd rather just stick with "Quilter" and keep life simple!



  4. I guess I should add my two cents. I don't care if you're an artist or a quilter--You Do Beautiful work! At a quilt club meeting last night someone called me an artist when I was showing my free motion feathers and I found myself saying no I'm just a quilter :) I don't like labels either. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us!

  5. No matter what you label yourself as, there are some labels you can't escape. Artist. Creative genius. Puppetmaster of fabric. Freemotion quilting icon. Soon-to-be ruler of the quilting world. These are all labels you've earned, dear, simply by redefining quilting in such exciting and unexpected ways that we all quiver for more.

    Stitch on, my friend. Stitch on.


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