Wanderlust [won-der-luhst] n.
Example: Angela Walters feels a sense of wanderlust when it’s been awhile since she has taught a quilting class.
I think we can all relate to a sense of wanderlust, whether in our quilting life or beyond. My friend, Mandy, knows that feeling as well! And now, I am cheering her on as she celebrates the release of her new book, Wanderlust Quilts.
This projects in this book are inspired by classic art and architecture….which isn’t surprising because she went to archaeology school. She really knows her stuff!
The projects are a great mix of modern quilt designs that leave space for the quilting to supply the details. Even if you aren’t a quilter, I am sure that you can appreciate the beautiful aesthetic of the book!
Mandy challenged her friends to share places that inspire them creatively…..talk about a challenge! Of course, I have been inspired by many things, from wrought iron to bathroom floors (I am sure that I am not the only quilter that has taken a picture of a bathroom floor…..right??). But I am inspired the most by quilters that I get meet when I travel and teach!
I am constantly amazed that I get to do this for a business! I never really traveled when I was growing up, camping was more my family’s style. So, to think that quilting has taken me such amazing places is just mind-blowing!
From the Tower of London bridge to Sydney Australia, that “wanderlust feeling” has been with me.
Are you feeling it as well? If so, I have some copies for sale on my online store. (While you’re there, you just might see a pre-order for my newest book! I haven’t had a chance to blog about it yet!!)
Want a copy of Wanderlust Quilts? I am giving away a free copy to one lucky reader, just leave a comment on this post telling me what inspires you!