Upside Down

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When I was a kid, I used to practice reading books upside down even though the other kids in my fourth-grade class thought I was weird and made fun of me. You see, I had read somewhere that to be a spy, you needed to be able to read well upside down so you could covertly read papers on someone’s desk while you were sitting on the other side.

Since I never got that spy job, I haven’t used that skill too much. But this week I’ve been practicing making a quilt upside down, because on Saturday I will have to do it in front of some tv cameras for the new Quilting Arts TV that will be broadcast on PBS starting in December. So now it’s time to take this project on the road.

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7 thoughts on “Upside Down”

  1. My dad taught me that when working with typography it’s helpful to turn your work upside down to see any wierd spacing between letters or elements. I still do it with my quilt compositions sometimes — you often see things that you don’t notice when the image is more recognizable. Enjoy the show!

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