Why Quilts Matter

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!

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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.

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Hoo Patch, Quiltmaker Sept/Oct '12

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!!)

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Oak Leaf Cluster, Quiltmaker Sept/Oct '12

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.

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Jo's Stars, Quiltmaker Sept/Oct '12

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).

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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  2. Lisa Gorski says:

    Quilts are my art they make me happy. Quilts are a part of me like the cloths I wear, it shows my style. Most of my quilts have a story that I like to share it makes me feel good. I still do the true art-if we lost all power I could still quilt and enjoy it. Not saying I don’t like my sewing machine as I do it allows the quilting process to be faster (technology). Love is part of each one of us and quilting is in that category of love for me!

  3. Joanna says:

    I liked reading the statements and identify with all of them. Congrats to Diane and Thanks Quiltmaker.

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