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Whimsies and Wonders


Whimsies and Wonders

Find inspiration for creating whimsical and wonderous things from fiber.  Themes are offered frequently to jump start your creativity.  Use your favorite method, or try some a suggested one, then share through us.

Website: http://quiltwithus.connectingthreads.com/group/whimsiesandwonders
Members: 8
Latest Activity: Apr 20, 2016

Bi-monthly (1st and 15th) Inspirations and Opportunities

Welcome to a group where ideas are proposed, and you get to share everything you come up with, past and present, on the given idea.  No deadlines.  No ending dates.  A new themes and ideas will be put forth on the first and fifteenth of each month.  Feel free to share your thoughts, concepts, progress, and completed projects on the various themes at any given time.  A running tally of themes will be kept at the top of these pages, so that you can visit any of the ideas at any time, and more than once.


The theme for the first of the month will be clear.  It might look like:  apples, running water, shapes, etc.  It could be a combination of words.  Whatever appears at that point will be something you have a clear picture of in your mind.


On the fifteenth, the game changes.  Your motivator will be something more abstract, and usually come in the form of a phrase.  As this group is starting after mid-month, we will start with an abstract idea. 


Whatever comes to mind, that you can apply to creating will be worth exploring.  You may not accomplish something with every idea, which is ok.  Discussing what comes to mind, your visual images and reactions will stimulate all of us.  These may lend a hand in helping someone bring an idea full circle.


Welcome to a world of whimsies and wonder.  Share your dolls, your quilts, your collages, your beading, whatever fiber arts you create with, share it.  Along the way, new techniques will be shared to enhance your imagination.  Welcome, welcome, welcome!

Discussion Forum

First of the Month Concepts

Started by Robbin Neff. Last reply by Robbin Neff Sep 1, 2011. 28 Replies

First concept for this category will be on July 1.  In the mean time, try out the Mid-Month Concepts discussion.

Tags: bead, weave, dolls, more, quilt

Mid-Month Concepts

Started by Robbin Neff. Last reply by Robbin Neff Aug 17, 2011. 19 Replies

The ideas here are abstract.  Where they may lead you, know one knows...yet.  Use the list below to come up with creative thoughts and make something.  Share your reactions, thoughts, progress, and…Continue

Tags: quilting, art, fiber, creations, ideas


Started by linda harriott/UK. Last reply by Robbin Neff Jul 25, 2011. 3 Replies

talking to my hubby on Sunday about the up and coming aussie swap and I mentioned that I could maybe make a collage with Australian bank notes I have and some stamps then scan it and print out on…Continue

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Comment by Sandy B /AUS on June 24, 2011 at 12:02am

That's the Ticket!

Gee that's an old saying here in Australia from the past, Robbin. She'll be right! That's the way! Does it have the same meaning in the US?

Hi Linda I am not sure  about Wherever you Roam.

Comment by linda harriott/UK on June 23, 2011 at 11:45pm

Hello, hello , Can I come in?

I was on holiday the first 2 weeks of June so missed this about wherever you roam.Is it a swap or just an idea booster.

Comment by NancyB85374 on June 23, 2011 at 8:49pm
I'm in, Robbin.  Don't know how well I will do....but do need to have my imagination "nudged".  I am going on vacation, but will be checking in.  Maybe vacation ("wherever you roam") will help my creative side.  Thanks for starting this group.
Comment by Sandy B /AUS on June 23, 2011 at 8:39pm
HI Robbin I have joined but am in fear and trepidation of what I have let myself into.
Comment by Robbin Neff on June 23, 2011 at 8:27pm
July 1 theme was Wherever You Roam, about maps and travel.  This was while this group was forming, and the theme was in discussion.  Feel free to share your thoughts and creations.  I know several have already started, and will soon share with us.
Comment by Robbin Neff on June 23, 2011 at 8:14pm
Welcome Maria Carroll.  We were just in your neck of the woods last month.  I was looking at your beautiful quilts.  Your swap question on the main page struck my interest.  I don't know if swaps will enter into this group, but we will be having fun creating by themes.  Did you see the July 15th theme?  My DGD was telling me her ideas about tickets.  Between the two of us bouncing ideas back and forth, we already came up with about a dozen.  Her most unexpected was the tickets you pull at JoAnn's to have your fabric cut by number.  For a ten year old, that's a good one.  Seems to me, she will be a sewer, and hopefully a quilter.  Welcome, welcome.  I look forward to hearing your ideas.
Comment by Robbin Neff on June 23, 2011 at 7:20pm
The first concept is an abstract one.  To get us started, Just the Ticket! is the July mid-month concept.  Does this phrase bring any visual imagery to mind?  Have you already created something which would fit this theme?  Share your ideas, take us along as you create with it, and show us how it ended up.  If your schedule does not have room for anything else, no need to worry.  Above are the lists of themes and ideas for you to return to, when you do have time.  Come on!  Let's play and grow some Seeds for the Future!

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