I attended one of our monthly guild meetings yesterday. We had a guest speaker, Quilt designer Anette Ornelas. Calling her just a “quilt designer” actually does not do her justice – she has invented a whole new technique called straight piecing with curved results. Her quilts are gorgeous; they can be seen on her website (www.southwinddesigns.com) and her blog (Southwind Inspirations; link on my sidebar).


During the meeting, the President had pipe cleaners passed around; they were part of a tip on how to use them to keep spools/cones of thread and the corresponding bobbins together….

Most of the 60+ people in the room, did this with their pipe cleaners:


Anette, the artist, did this:


If this does not illustrate the way an artist’s mind works, I don’t know what does!