I met Luke via Facebook. Our online introduction quickly lead to real life spicy wings at Pok Pok and a delightful chat over sticky fingers. Luke is one of the most delightful people I have ever met, full of enthusiasm for quilting, design, wings, and new friends. He was pretty easy to convince to come at teach at MD, even with his recent move to LA. He is flying up especially for this class!
Luke was first someone I discovered on thequiltshow.com. It is an online TV show with Ricky Timms and Alex Anderson that featured MD about a year ago. When I watched our episode, the other half of the hour was Luke. Then I really discover his amazing quilts. Kayne and Jay-Z? Are you kidding? Brilliant! And some of his other collections wow me just as much.
Luke kindly agreed to answer a few questions for me and I thought you all might like a little peek into his charm before you spend the day with him in his upcoming class.
Is it different when you turn a hobby into a career? Does it lose something?
It is different, it’s like making a girlfriend into a wife; the commitment makes the dialogue deeper and more present. The only loss is the feeling of newness, that desire to stop what you are doing in order to make more time for it. Since the hobby is now what you are doing, there is nothing that needs to be stopped to make time for its pursuit. We have only time, and if that is not filled with what you love, then it is squandered. I’m just so elated that I can support myself with my art and passions. Thanks to everyone that makes that possible.
Come join Luke at Modern Domestic for an all day workshop Saturday, March 23rd, 10am-5pm. Sign up here.