Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Hankerin' for the Hills
I was a bit nostalgic today, as
I spent some time talking to my students about my
journey over the past couple of years.
I also gave them a page of my writing to edit, which was very nerve-wracking. Something I have never done before, but I wanted to be "out there" in the same way that they are. And no, not all of them liked it.
So--why this particular block today? I recall the first time I was alone in a car with a quilt trail map in hand, ready to head out for discovery.
It was fall of 2008, Burnsville, NC. Turkey Tracks was near the western edge of the map, so I began there, thinking I would work my way east. What a moment--when I pulled off to the roadside to photograph a barn quilt for the first time.
About a thousand barns later, I still get that little twinge of excitement when I see a bit of color appearing on the horizon or around a curve. And I still haven't worked my way across that North Carolina map!.Barn quilt calendar 2011barn quilts quilt trail