inspiration for quilt making through sound and music

Where Do You Find Inspiration - part 3: Audio Inspiration

Tags: inspiration, quilt thoughts, quilting

Audio Inspiration is our next part in finding inspiration for quilt making. If you missed the previous parts, you can find them here:

Part 3: Audio Inspiration

8: Sounds of nature

Audio is probably the hardest form of inspiration to transfer into a quilt but it is known to be used especially with a combination of other inspirations such as photos or nature. Listen for birds singing, a rooster crowing, or rain falling onto a tin roof for inspiration. It might not make a full quilt but often used as elements within a quilt. For example, my rooster block - you can clearly see this rooster is crowing at sunrise.

Rooster crowing

Rooster crowing - block from A Day in the Country

9: Music

Music playing also inspires one often not so much in the quilt being created but rather in the creativity itself. It is known that some artists cannot work without their music playing in the background. I have a quilter friend who will only do free-motion quilting while listening to classical music and a daughter who is a graphic designer that does her best work while the sound system is blasting.

Music creates emotions which are recreated into art. Famous artists like Monet and Renoir painted their masterpiece using music as inspiration and Vincent Van Gogh heard sounds in his head that inspired him to greatness.

As a young child, I played the piano and learned to read music which was the inspiration for this small sample I created in "Getting Started in Quilt Art"

small musical note

I'd would like to hear if you have been inspired by music or audio. It would be great to share your quilts and experiences with others too. Let's hear about them in the comments below.

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Need to be inspired.

Betty Jarrell

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