Miscellaneous Musing by Judy @ 12:34 PM

It’s time for the annual Quilting Arts Magazine calendar contest. The theme this year is, “What’s Your Utopia?” If I decide to enter, I’ll have to come up with some utopia that’s really off the wall. We all agreed here at work that last year my entry, despite having lots of interesting embellishments including my own Irish lace, was discounted because it fell into the “family history/crazy quilts” category with probably 1,000,000,000 other entries.

In thinking about the theme this year, my first thought was about a really cool dream I had when I was a kid. I dreamed that I was an eagle. I launched myself from a cliff face and soared out over hills and fields and desert. The dream was so realistic that I could feel the muscles in my wings pull against the wind. I remember being surprised I was human when I woke up.

But that would be a hard one to do in a 14″ square without it ending up being thrown in with the “nature as utopia” theme with 1,000,000,000,000 other entries. I’d have to use some incredibly cool and unusual embellishments to make that one fly.

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