I’m taking an introduction to theater course as one of my classes this semester. One of the requirements is to attend two plays during the course of the class. I attended my first one tonight with my husband, Mark. We went to see the play “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. If you’re close to Edwardsville and haven’t attended a play performed at SIUE, then I highly recommend going!
So what does Oscar Wilde have to do with quilting? Nothing of course, but one of the characters, Aunt Aggie, during the third act came out wearing the most wonderful Victorian era costume. The FABRIC the dress was made out of sure had my mouth-watering. It was a terracotta colored calico. Or at least from my seat that’s what it appeared to be. I was imagining all the different quilt patterns that I could use that fabric in.
That got me thinking about other things I’d seen in the play. IF photos were allowed it would have been a great time to snap some for future inspiration. The color schemes used in both the costumes and scenery would be a great inspiration for future quilt colors. There was also this wonderful wall that had a painted swirl on it. I thought if I could just copy that into a free motion quilt pattern how beautifully it could be translated into many quilts.
It’s been said in many places that you are a true quilter once you start seeing quilts and quilting patterns everywhere you look, subway tiles, fabric patterns, clothing of people you pass on the street. I figure seeing these things pop in a play must mean I’m on the right track in my quilting journey!