Last week I reviewed the documentary “Why Quilts Matter” and asked readers to tell us why quilts matter to them. The responses were heartwarming and inspirational!
If you missed the review, you’ll find it here: Why Quilts Matter review
Now to some of the wonderful thoughts you shared with Quilty Pleasures readers:
Deanna said: Quilts matter to me as a permanent creative expression. So much in my life has to be done again and again, even multiple times a day, but once that seam is stitched, it’s never going to need stitching again.
Jenn said: Quilts I make represent a bit of me, a bit of the recipient, and some of the prayers I pray for that person.
Rachell said: I feel like more of a member of (the quilting) community because I have been following blogs and asking questions…I don’t feel so lonely as a mom now.
Joanna said: …I feel that when I ventured into quilting I joined in an incredibly artistic activity that actually makes me a better person, which may sound like a ridiculous statement. (No Joanna, it doesn’t sound ridiculous at all!!)
Monica said: Quilts matter to me because they will be an enduring piece of me well after I’m gone.
Cynthia said: Quilting is a way for me to reach out and love other people, both those I know and those I don’t know.
Sherri said: It seems that quilting is more than a hobby or a passion for me…it’s literally a part of who I am and who my grandmother and her grandmothers were before me.
And Lisa sums it up for many of us: …an evening in my sewing room restores my sanity at the end of a long day!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to share why quilts matter to you. The Why Quilts Matter DVD set goes to Diane S. who left comment #53 (chosen randomly).