A Quilter's Blog Diary
This is my first quilter's blog post.
I am so blessed that I can spend my days doing what I love -- quilting. I will share with you my joys and disappointments. But most importantly, my blog will celebrate quilts as a symbol of comfort, hope, family legacy, love, and art. Every baby should have one and if I have my way every baby will.
My love of baby quilts started 17 years ago but it was not until I retired from a career in advertising that I was finally able to devote myself to quilting.
Are quilts magical? What is it about a quilt that brings a smile to the lips and a twinkle to the eye? Is it a loving memory of the mother, grandmother, or great aunt who made the quilt? Or is it the warm memory of your childhood quilt?
A well-loved quilt will evoke mixed emotions. Did you watch your beloved relative make your quilt? Or did it appear one day like magic?
Until I was taught the art of quiltmaking by the elders of my church, I thought it was just an old fashion thing that women did. (The quilt in the photo made with the quilting elders)
I did not know that quilts are an important part of our history. I did not know that quilt patterns were codes that were used in the Underground Railroad. I did not know that quilts are works of art. I was unaware of the quilting artists of Gee's Bend. See this link for a look at the work of these amazing women.
I’ll end this blog with my hope that you will discover:
True friends are like a quilt – they get better with age and they don’t judge you.
So long for now,