Friday, March 26, 2010

I have the most talented friends

I really do have talented friends and Vilma is one of the special ones. We met sometime ago when we were both employees at a shop in Pleasanton CA called Going to Pieces. Great name for a quilt shop, don't you think? We hit it off almost right away and often worked the same shift so our friendship grew. We have laughed and cried together. That's what friends do. Support is key to this kind of relationship. When the original shop owners decided to move on, Vilma and two others decided to go into business together. They each brought their own ideas and made it work. Vilma was a really good boss and at the same time a friend. I have always been attracted to creative people as I like to think I am creative as well. Vilma's work is meticulous and lovely. If I can talk her into some close-ups, I will share again. The quilt design is called Little Brown Bird and the original quilt was designed and made by Margaret Docherty, another amazingly talented artist. I hope all of you are as fortunate as I have been.

4 comments:

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

So pretty. I love the little birds here and there flying and perching around the quilt. ~Kelly

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Purple Pam said...

Vilma's quilt is absolutely beautiful. I remember her at the quilt shop. She was always sweet and very helpful, and you as well.

vintagefindings@me.com said...

What a treasure! Vilma should be so proud of this accomplishment. And congrats to you on getting your latest into the Vermont Quilt Festival. Let me know how you do at Paducah.

Karen

vilma said...

Beautiful quilt by valeta ~ very original and extremely well done!