Why do you quilt? We have several reasons and it is so fun to change them up for my lectures, along with changing up some of the quilts.
I like to start with my first quilt. It was so fun to be sharing this at The Stitchin' Post since this is where I took my first class! Nothing like meeting full circle. Here's my beginning sampler I made in a class with Jean Wells.
And in no particular order, a few reasons I quilt:
For friendship. I met a couple of friends in CA and we all made a quilt like this, swapping pieces, parts, and fabrics.
My quilts are much more photogenic than I am!!
To comfort others. This is part of a little quilt we made for a friend diagnosed with cancer.
And some of these blocks came from her sewing room, which I assembled into this quilt. (That's comfort for me!)
Bring awareness- This is a little quilt I purchased from Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. I treasure this one especially because it is made by a friend whose mom had Alzheimer's and has since passed away.
For warmth- My couch/winter quilt. I hand appliqued this primitive piece and it is "my" quilt to snuggle with on cold evenings watching tv.
I'd love to hear one reason you quilt. Please leave me a comment.
Thank you to those who have committed your support in one way or another for my projects close to my heart. Love to you all!