The City Quilts blog tour is underway, and I couldn't be more excited! It has been a good exercise for me to go through all of the interview questions, and really ponder the answers. Going through the process of being interviewed over and over again has given me an opportunity to really examine what I know (and don't know), what my strengths and weaknesses are. For myself I'm always going 100 miles an hour, doing my own thing, learning new things, deciding somethings are not of any interest to me. For the most part I'm always going, but not frequently looking internally. If I do any internal looking, it's generally unkind to myself, and pretty critical. I find it so painfully hard to say - 'I am good at this', 'I know how to do this', 'I have worked hard to excel at this' - is it just me, am I the only who has trouble forming those sentences? I asked my mom the other day if it was a cultural thing, or a family thing - this painful, almost gut wrenching action of acknowledging having done something well. I'll be interested in what you all think...so please tell me.
One of the questions that I am most frequently asked is, what is my favorite quilt I have ever made. I'll tell you - it's this quilt - City News! I love it, I worked very hard on it, I think it is beautiful, and when I made it, it was my best work to date. I talk about it more in my interview with Cheryl here.
Reading everyone's comments has been great. One person said "i read cherri's blog, but i don't feel that i know too much about her-- other than the important fact that she loves her daughters*!" I'm not sure if anyone else feels the same about 'not knowing too much about me', but if you are interested, I have to tell you, these interviews are the real me...the really, real me, not the fake me, but the real me. I have a tendency to be completely passionate about something, or not care at all. I am passionate about quilting, I am passionate about color, I am passionate about my book City Quilts...all of that and more is shared throughout the next 13 days.
Thank you for joining me on this tour - I'm so happy to have you with me!
July 13th – Amy Lobsiger
July 14th – Stefanie Roman
July 15th – Pat Sloan
July 16th – Spool
A special thanks to Robert Kaufman for the beautiful Kona Cotton Solids, and to C&T for copies of City Quilts for this blog tour. * A special note - even though I don't mention him as much...I really really really love my son, who is currently serving in Iraq.