Today I had one of my intuitive moments. I got
the urge to go buy some summer fruit at Whole Foods, which usually means I am
going to bump into someone I know while shopping. I started out with watermelon
and plums, and finished with soy milk on the other end of the store. By the
time I got out to my car to load my groceries into the trunk, I had forgotten
about my intuitive nudge to go there.
But then, I heard someone next to me calling my name. It was my friend who has
an older puppy the same breed as our new puppy Ruby. I was thinking about her
the last few days, and there she was, calling my name!
I know, not everyone believes in intuition, but I feel like I've been a success
partially because I follow my intuition. All along the Path of Life, I've paid
attention to those subtle inner voices, and after choosing The Road Less
Traveled, I always seem to receive a confirmation that my intuition was right.
Who knows, maybe we could say that every choice is right, but I am going to
stick with my intuition.
Creative people are often very intuitive. They follow their nose, their heart,
their intuition...and find themselves in serendipitous situations where
everything seems to drop into place.
That's how I got into quilting.
I had moved back to Colorado after leaving the garment industry in Manhattan. One
day I was in a big grocery store, when I came across several quilt magazines. I
had been wishing to find a way to return to the textile industry, but it seemed
very far away from Colorado. My eye was drawn to Quilters Newsletter, and I saw
that it was published in Colorado.
As I flipped through the pages (this was in 1990!) and looked at the quilts,
the colors and the fabrics, the hair on the back of my neck stood up and I got
this really buzzy feeling. "This is IT!" my inner voice said, and I
snapped up a few quilt magazines. With my design degree and background in
garment design, the quilt classes I took over the next few years were
easy-peasy. (except for the Hawaiian quilting class where the instructor said
she'd kick me out if I used batiks instead of solids - harrumph!)
I began to pursue art quilting, after learning about patchwork, applique, etc.,
and every discovery I made gave me that same buzzy feeling. I knew I had found
where I belonged.
Did Intuition play a part in your becoming a quilter?
Does your intuition guide your creative choices these days?
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