I give an inspiring talk about my process and how to push your creativity. I share enough to get you all creatively inspired, then we send you home on the creative buzz!
About Blair Stocker
Blair designs modern quilts often using beloved, vintage, and cherished fabrics. Growing up in North Carolina, she learned the artistry of domestic handwork from her maternal grandmother, who did every type of needlework imaginable, except quilting. Her professional career as a textile and clothing designer and merchandiser solidified her love of beautifully made fabric and the power it had to tell stories through the colors, patterns and shapes of seasonal lines. When her first child was born, she turned her focus inward, towards creating a comfortable home and being a mom. But her creativity that was once nourished in her design work was suddenly missing. She found it again when she began cutting beautiful fabric up into little pieces and stitching them back together. Everything about quilts was exciting to her- the colors, patterns, and shapes she missed were all right there.
Passage Quilting is an improvisational process about relationships, past and present. Working with materials that carry meaning, memory and emotions, the creative process of Passage Quilting fosters a healing heart. In this multimedia presentation, I review the traditions of memorial and scrap quilting with historical images, and share stories from my practice which illustrate how Passage Quilting supports the bereavement and growth process we all experience during times of transition.