the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. These quilts were awe inspiring!!! There were so many techniques used, some quilts were made from scraps and others were definitely pieced with a plan.
I truly enjoyed this exhibit and can’t even imagine making some of these quilts – some of the pieces were so tiny and the thought of them being pieced and quilted by hand is remarkable.
Some of these quilts were made to impress – others were made to keep warm. No matter the end use they are all a form of expression and creativity that women used to brighten their days, and keep their loved one warm. I am sure that some women made quilts out of necessity and others did it to show their sewing skills. I make quilts because I have a wonderful sense of accomplishment when they are complete. Quilting for me is a form of creative expression that has the wonderful end result of a tangible item that will hopefully outlive me. My quilts show a bit of my personality – the colors I choose are an extension of who I am. I tend to work with bright, happy colors or warm, cozy colors depending upon the end user of the quilt. Every quilt that we make has a little bit of us in it.
The weekend in Boston was about family and for me that is what my quilting is about, sharing a part of me in my quilts.