National Quilt Day and Why I Do

Today is National Quilt Day. And this is one of my favorites.

Granite at Dusk

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?”

Step one

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.”

stack

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

  • Carol McD

    First I love the new website! Very professional – clean and easy to navigate.
    Why do I quilt? I can’t imagine life without it. I supposes it’s the challenge to see if you can do it and wanting to see how it comes out. The feeling of elation when “it works”. Which is probablly why none of us want to make two quilts the same. No fun in that, no challenge , no puzzle.

    Happy quilting day to you! I took a vacation day and am watching as many episodes of the quilt show online (free this week end) as I can.

    • Jackie

      Thank you Carol. No I can’t imagine life without quilting. Hope you enjoyed your day off.

      *Ask me about classes*
      *Long arm quilting services*
      *Embroidery*
      *Custom quilts*

  • Tami

    The quilt is fabulous!

    • Jackie

      Thanks Tami

      *Ask me about classes*
      *Long arm quilting services*
      *Embroidery*
      *Custom quilts*