October 3, 2019 – Barbara Dahl
Greetings, fellow quilters and kindred spirits!
I am honored to share my creations with you at your October meeting.
Here’s a wee bit about me and my journey.
I grew up in Sitka, Alaska, moved to Bellingham where I met my husband, we raised our sons, and plan to forever live in this gorgeous area. After 64 trips around the sun, I finally retired a few years ago from Whatcom Community College and since then I’ve let my hair go grey, gained to many pounds, and rekindled my love of sewing. I have made many quilts, wall hangings, and an assortment of fabric projects. I’ll bring some of my favorites to share with you. One thing you will notice about my handiwork is that there is no common thread (pun not intended). I am all over the place, jumping from an artsy frog wall hanging (did you catch that one?), to a funky cute bag, to a traditional blue and white quilt, to making art bowls; no consistency at all.
My curse is that I cannot seem to finish one project before getting excited about the next one (or three) – do you share my dilemma? I finally accepted the fact that, for me, it isn’t the goal of the finish line but rather the journey. I believe we all have a craving to create. During my presentation I will share with you an insightful book that speaks to my heart about that hunger, and I think it will resonate with you as well. It is titled “An absorbing Errand” by Jana Malamud Smith.
See you soon,