QDS Challenge 3 Designer: Donna Schipper Moyer

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Donna Moyer QDS Challenge 3 Designer: Donna Schipper Moyer

While I still don’t consider myself a designer, and certainly not a “star”, I have been learning a great deal about myself during the last few months. I have learned I do have original ideas. I have learned I can create patterns. I have learned to speed up the creative process, and I have learned to “tweak” ideas along the way. None of the quilts I have submitted actually look like the original design drawings. Each was changed in some significant way to make it a more pleasing piece. I have learned to trust my quilting instincts more as my confidence has grown.

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The theme, “Opposites Attract”, immediately reminded me of a photo of me and my husband. He was very tall (6’ 3”), while I am only 5’ tall (or short). My mother always chided me when I dated tall boys, but I did it anyway. “Give the short boys a chance” she would say. My husband, on the other hand, always dated tall girls until he met me. The rest is history as they say.

I spent the first design day hunting for the photo I had in mind. Alas, it could not be found…so my daughter joined in the hunt. We just had to find that little snapshot. After all, I had no other ideas for the challenge at the moment. At last she discovered it in the very last box of photos. Wasn’t I going to sort those pictures one of these days?

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With one day gone, I set about trying to figure out a way to turn a 3 x 5 image into a fabric masterpiece. This quilt has become a very personal journey for me, not only for the new techniques I am using, but for the process as well. If I win that will be great, but if I don’t I will still have a quilt that evokes sublime memories of my dear husband and our 48 years together. It’s all good.

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Click here to read Donna Schipper Moyer’s McCall’s Quilting Quilt Design Star™ 2012 bio page.

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One Response to QDS Challenge 3 Designer: Donna Schipper Moyer

  1. Love this concept. This final challenge has been very personal for me too…can’t wait to see all the finshed designs!!!

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