Interview for Pattern Drop

I’m just popping in with a quick note today to encourage you to visit the Pattern Drop blog. Katie (Pattern Drop) had a lovely mix of interview questions for me and I think there are likely some new nuggets of information there for those of you who know me well.

Since I shared my answer in the interview, I’d love to know your answer to this one as well: What do you wish you could have told your creative self 5, 10, or 15 years ago?

13 thoughts on “Interview for Pattern Drop

  1. suzanprincess says:

    You want to learn to quilt, so go find a way to do that! Thirty years ago would have been good….

  2. Kaja says:

    I enjoyed Katie’s interview. I’ve spent ages thinking about this and I still don’t know what I would tell myself, apart from ‘be more careful with the rotary cutter’.

  3. Cindy Pieters says:

    Wonderful interview Yvonne! I’m not sure what I would tell myself, maybe do it now don’t wait you got this.

  4. jayne says:

    What a great question and one that maybe takes some deep reflection! 10 years ago: you are going to find yourself! 5 years ago: you have a ‘thing’, do you! Today: you don’t have to keep up with the ‘Jones’! Don’t compare yourself to others. Do what makes you happy!

  5. Great interview! I didn’t know Jetgirl was a nickname, so I did learn something new 🙂 As for what I’d tell my younger self…it’s okay if the people around you aren’t quilting. You keep at it and you’ll find your people eventually. I’m so happy to have found the online quilting community!

  6. Rita Long says:

    Create your own style and just look at the mistakes as learning opportunities.

  7. Kristie Cook says:

    Wonderful interview! I love learning more about what makes people tick. 10-15 years ago I would have told myself to take time to be creative! It really makes my day complete & keeps me sane. : )

  8. springleafstudios says:

    Enjoyed the interview Yvonne. I would have told myself to stay focused on what I love to make regardless of what everyone else is making. With all the images so readily available online these days, it’s easy to loose sight of my own personal style.

  9. Lisa says:

    It was an interesting interview and after reading it I am excited for the Quilt Con workshop. I think 5 years ago I would have benefited from suggesting that I spend more time on my own creative projects. My current advice would be to take more risks, although I’m still working on the skills and techniques.

  10. sue7oaks says:

    Here in Australia quilting doesn’t have the history and degree of uptake it does in America so no-one I knew IRL quilted 10 years ago (then I moved and my new neighbour did, in fact she runs a business). Anyway, because of that lack of quilt immersion I thought (a) they weren’t particularly useful, (b) I wouldn’t want more than maybe one (c) none of the rest of my family would want one either. Hilarious! Because of that I was slow to get started.

  11. Helen says:

    Reading this sitting in Paris , France airport . I would definitely tell my younger self not to be afraid to widen my circles of life

  12. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Yvonne, I enjoyed reading the interview and did learn more about you. In answer to your question, it has to be to stop being afraid of mistakes and just go for it! I have tried many techniques only after talking myself into it after convincing myself that mistakes are wonderful and part of the process of learning. Thank you, Yvonne, for always being a role model for me (past, present and future). With my huge disabilities that I face every day, I have several role models that help me continue to push forward everyday. Have a fantastic day!

  13. Janet T says:

    “Slow down. Don’t buy so much fabric!” But then, I never listen to myself anyway.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)