Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Patti Digh - Life is a Verb Request

I just read Patti Digh's blog "37 days" and thought
that this might be a really fun way to connect with her.
This is what she wrote... or you can go to her blog, directly
and read it.... (it's the July 10th entry) Sounds like fun!
Nonetheless, I think it's a great idea!

I love quilts. Love, love, love them.

There is an old one in my closet, now sheer as a piece of phyllo, whose straight lines served as roads for many Matchbox cars in my childhood. There is the one my mother made me, her first. And many more. I am drawn to them.

I've thought for a long time about how I'd like to commemorate my 50th birthday. And I'd like to celebrate it by creating with you a special quilt--a paper one--for my 50th birthday. Which will be in, oh, exactly THIRTY-SEVEN DAYS.

Can you help?

Let's make a paper quilt, you and I. Get a 4x6-inch index card, or cut a piece of card stock paper that size, and make a wee piece of art on it for me. Whatever you'd like. Play! Perhaps in response to 37days or Life is a Verb, a message to me or to the universe, whatever makes you happy. A collage, a painting, a puzzle, fabric, a poem, a photograph, anything! Sign the back (with your mailing address, if you would).

Send it to me by August 10th:

Patti Digh
P.O. Box 18323
Asheville, NC 28814

I will piece them together into a magical paper quilt and be very very happy. I will sit and look at it for the next 50 years.

I would love that. I would dearly, deeply love that.

Patti, the 49-year-old


  1. i don't understand. are you asking the birthday girl to make one 4x6 collage or 37?

  2. What I am suggesting is that you go to Patti's blog and follow her instructions. We love Patti and this looks like such a great idea that she has. Have fun with it.

  3. this looks like a fun project....what a treasure the finished "quilt" will be! :)

  4. gotcha! I did exactly that. I'm so intrigued by "Life as a Verb" and want to 'do it' but am curiously intimidated by the commitment. Like I'm afraid of what's on the other side. When I first discovered The Artist's Way, I jumped right in...and it did change everything. I think I'll be ready soon.

  5. Alicia, this is one is for YOU! You can do it and just think... "it's only a piece of paper". thats my motto. Go for it girlfriend.

  6. i'm planning to start this this week. (wed) so i'll be finished on my birthday (9/3) expect to blog it as well (gotta blog everything now) a