The very first quilt I made was like a prized possession. I wouldn’t let anyone touch it, and it sat on the back of a chair in the living room (that no one really went it) for a couple of months. I was so proud of that awkward quilt and I was going to save that thing for time and eternity, new and pristine.
But a funny thing happened over time…..when someone in the family would get chilly while watching tv, someone else would go and get “the quilt”, and I realized over time…that the new and pristine quilt wasn’t for show…quilts are for loving.
Since that day, that quilt has been used as many a fort, a teddy bear picnic blanket, a “sick” quilt, and has kept many a family member warm during family movie nights. And that is exactly what I didn’t know at the time–but I wanted it to be used for. To be loved…..and to show love.
That is one of the reasons I quilt….to show love.
Why do you quilt?
P.S. If you haven’t joined the linky party or left us a comment on who you have taught to sew this month—please do. We will leave it open throughout the weekend and then pick a winner for the new sewing machine and sewing prizes!
I made my first two quilts at the same time for my daughters. They were Christmas lap quilts. I wanted them to have something that they could pullout ea h year and feel special about having g during Christmas time. I decided to hand quilt them and it took a long time. But it ended up being such a therapeutic experience. It gave me something to do us my extra time aand energy on after suffering amiscarriage. It took us a long time to get pregnant and working on those quilts each night helped me work through my grief in à way I would have never expected.
I love my girls using the bed quilts I made for.them and I like to think that they are wrapped up in love while they sleep under them.
I love this story…thank you so much for sharing.