A Pair of Gems from the United Kingdom

Happy Go Lucky by Nel Whatmore

One of the fun florals in Nel Whatmore's first fabric line.

I love many kinds of art. I frequent art festivals more than craft shows, and enjoy following a variety of artists online and seeing how their work progresses. Of course I dream of having the finances to purchase a lot of wonderful, original art, but alas, I just have not won that darn lottery yet!

But earlier this year, a British artist whose work I enjoy put out her first fabric line. Nel Whatmore uses color almost explosively in her art work, and her new fabric line from Westminster’s Free Spirit division looks to be a lot of fun. I hope that you will take a minute to visit her art gallery, and also to check out her fabric and her blog. Hey, this is not an advertisement, just sharing an artist I enjoy.

Doctor Orders Time To QuiltAnd recently, a friend in Fabricaholics Anonymous shared a link to an article about quilting from a UK paper, The Daily Mail. I do not think any quilter can resist sharing when the title is Why quilting improves your health in ways even exercise can’t manage. The study found that “quilting improved well-being in ways that physical and outdoor activities could not, and offered a creativity that had been ‘stifled’ in the modern world.”

OK, we are all saying DUH, because we knew that, but nice to see it in print! Thanks to G.F. for originally sharing the link. Back to the garden I go, the spinach is bolting in the heat. Besides, I suspect gardening is good for your health as well.

(Perhaps this is really a Wandering Wednesday post, but today is Thursday.)
Needle and thread line copyright The Curious Quilter at WordPress dot com©2011, The Curious Quilter, thecuriousquilter.net, maryeoriginals.com. A Pair of Gems from the United Kingdom


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Quilter, sewer, writer, gardener, mother, sister, friend, always learning, always curious.
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