Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Going on line to the dictionary is a great place to start a search for a "K-name" for a project that needs one.  I usually end up with Merriam-Webster when nothing comes to mind right off considering the designers project's name.  For example, Kordova Klosure aka Orca Bay, jumped right out when I learned that Bonnie named it from her visit to Cordova and the colors of her project were of a sunset over the surrounding body of water.  You might laugh and say this is a stretch, but hey I've learned my lesson to come up with a name and put a sleeve on each project whether or not it needs one.  Because sure enough I will find that I needed it.

I took a workshop with Marti Mitchelle in January at Road to California Quilt Show in Ontario, CA.  The project "Seven Sisters Simplified".  Nothing came to mind that would work until Merriam-Webster showed me the way.  

First I looked up "sister" and came up with this:


sis·ter

noun \ˈsis-tər\

Definition of SISTER

1
: a female who has one or both parents in common with another
2
often capitalized
a : a member of a women's religious order (as of nuns or deaconesses); especially : one of a Roman Catholic congregation under simple vows
b : a girl or woman who is a member of a Christian church
3
a : a girl or woman regarded as a comrade
b : a girl or woman who shares with another a common national or racial origin; especially : a black girl or woman
4
: one that is closely similar to or associated with another (sister cities);
5
chiefly British : nurse
6
a : girl, woman
b : person —usually used in the phrase weak sister
7
: a member of a sorority

Next I looked up "simplify" and came up with this:


sim·pli·fy

 transitive verb \ˈsim-plə-ˌfī\
sim·pli·fiedsim·pli·fy·ing

Definition of SIMPLIFY

: to make simple or simpler: as
a : to reduce to basic essentials
b : to diminish in scope or complexity : streamline simplify 
management procedures;
c : to make more intelligible : clarify

Did you notice the meaning of "sister" 1) and "sister" 2)?  How about "simplified" c)?  Now that would be a mouthful for sure "Kommon Kongregation Klarified"...  How about Kommon Kongregation; it sort of has a ring to it.  Now a name is born.  Don't let me forget to put that sleeve on!

2 comments:

Betty said...

Oh Wow, with your speed, you could have made another quilt for the time it took to look up and read all that. lol lol

Kathie said...

One day you WILL run out of good K words and have to switch to something else.