Today is National Quilt Day. And this is one of my favorites.
For those quilters out there, are you ever asked why quilting? I know someone once said to me, “Why would anyone want to cut a big piece of fabric into small pieces and sew them back together into one big piece again?”
At guild on Thursday we were asked to bring in scrap quilts to show. I also brought in my 1 1/2 inch squares that I’m piecing from an online swap. Someone asked me why I would do that. My response, “because I can.”
I quilt because I must. It’s in me. I’m compelled. And it must come out. It was what I was created for. To quilt. To imagine. To play. To create. To dream. My mind is filled with patterns and possibility.
That others can benefit and find joy and comfort in what I create is a bonus. But not necessary. I would still quilt.
So why do you quilt? How are you celebrating National Quilt Day? I’m headed to my local quilt shop for a sale.
Enjoying quilting, on the journey, Jackie