Pellon: Where do you find inspiration for your work?
Linda: Inspiration is all around but I’m often inspired by nature particularly the colors, shapes and textures of plants and flowers. I find that inspiration usually comes when I least expect it, often when I’m relaxing or in the shower.
P: What does your creative process entail?
L: I have several processes. When I’m working on a pattern, I’ll sketch, draft, design, and calculate. Then I’ll develop the design by making several patterns before I make a decision on the final design. This is a very left-brain process. When I’m making art I tend to work intuitively with no real goal in mind. This is more of a right-brain process.
P: Why do you enjoy sewing/crafting/quilting?
L: For me, sewing and creating is a form of relaxation; almost like meditation. It’s a great way to deal with stress and create balance in my life.
P: Do you create mainly for satisfaction, gifts, art or another reason?
L: I create because it’s what I enjoy doing. Sometimes I make gifts but mostly I make art.
P: What tips or tricks learned through experience can you share?
L: Don’t rush things. Take time to enjoy the process of creating because it’s a wonderful form of self-expression and it’s very satisfying.
P: When and why did you start sewing/quilting/crafting?
L: I started sewing when I was a small child. I was fascinated by my mother’s treadle sewing machine and taught myself to sew. I haven’t stopped sewing since.