Shout Out to Candace Hassen

Inevitably, when a person makes a commitment to a weekly blog process, one always runs into the difficulty of continuing to talk about oneself when all need or desire to has ceased!
Hence, I thought it would be neat to share with everyone about a quilter I have personally come to admire a lot.
I met Candace Hassen when I lived in Covington, GA, and belonged to The Cotton Boll Quilt guild.
Tangerine Twist by Candace Hassen

My Waterlilies by  Candace Hassen

 She is a gifted artist and designer, but as unassuming as her talent is great. She turned me on to the art of Kandinsky, from which one of my quilts is inspired.

She also got me to try using more solids in my quilts, something I had hardly ever considered, having favored mostly the use of print fabrics in the past.
Here’s her Etsy page, where viewers can come to appreciate her incredible talent. She sells quilts, as well as patterns she herself has designed.
Who is a quilter you admire?

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  1. Whenever I see quits like this I’m amazed at the artistry involved. I went to a quilt show the other day and got a close up look at some of these complicated patterns. Wow, I’d like to say these aren’t your Mom’s quilts, but that’s the great thing about this art form. They are your Mom’s, and your grandmother’s, and your great grandmother’s quilts. The basic patterns are still there, but constantly changing as they’re seen through new eyes. Thanks for a great blog.

  2. I wish I knew how to quilt. When I think how beautiful these would be hanging on the wall or on someone’s bed, I wish I had the talent. I guess instead of wishing I should just do something about it and go take a class, right? Are there quilting classes for someone who doesn’t know anything? Quilting for dummies?

  3. I went to a quilting for dummies class – for the first sixteen years of my life. I grew up in a house full of women, and there was always a quilt going. I learned to tie quilts and piece, and bind them. It is something I've just always done, and I’m glad for the skills. I often help my wife with her quilting projects now. Great blog!

  4. I can't draw, I can't paint, I can't sculpt, I can't play an instrument, but I can quilt! This medium is a wonderful vehicle to express one's creativity, and anyone can do it! No experience necessary. I encourage everyone to give it a try.

  5. My comment above. Just give it a try. My first quilt was an exercise in faith (in the fact that I could actually sew something); the fact that I actually finished it gave me the push to keep going. And I never looked back. Find a quilt shop and take a beginner's class, or watch a YouTube video; there are thousands out there. I'm always amazed at how much people are willing to share with others without any thought of compensation. The knowledge is out there for one to grab. Good luck!

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