Back to the hand quilting work I started last year and walked away from for many months.
If you asked me why I came back now, after this long hiatus, I’d tell you that the sun is shining in my front window, right on my quilting chair. And the sun beckons me.
I’d tell you that winter is the best time to quilt because it’s so warm and cozy under that blanket of fabric.
I’d say that I have just gotten sick to death seeing the quilt cluttering up my living room and I only want it finished.
But the real reason I’m back, right now, is this:
You may not recall, it’s been so long, but my quilt is a celebration of women’s rights and includes quotes from women of many backgrounds. Those women and their words inspire me.
And these women and their deeds are inspiring me.
Our new Congress, seated in January, is the most diverse mix ever, and many of new faces are women.
(From Elle magazine, “A Woman’s Place is in the House” byand
These faces, those determined faces, without a trace of a coquettish, man-pleasing smile, linking arms and staring directly into our eyes, inspired me to get back to my work, to honor all the women who stand tall and are willing to take on all comers, in order to make the world a better place.
These women believe this:
And I believe in these women.
This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.