In a recent conversation with some new IG friends as part of the Peaceful Planet Sew Along, Janet mentioned that she is so grateful for her quilting addiction…. and it got me thinking.
What is it about quilting that we all seem to get so addicted to it?
Is it the fabric? Because goodness knows I cannot say no to beautiful new fabric! (FYI this is Amy Sinibaldi’s latest line, Dollhouse!)
Is it the making things for people we love? That feeling of giving someone a little piece of your love that they can wrap themselves in is pretty darn good…
Is it that we can create something that is unique? Having an outlet for some creativity in a world where we are stuck in a box (literally or figuratively) can help us keep sane.
Is it the community of like-minded souls that we find on IG and Facebook and on the Internet? Discovering that there are other people who are just as mad as you are for fabric and patterns and making things? This has certainly made me feel like I am not quite so alone (or crazy!).
Or is it something in our souls that just cries out to create things? In our increasingly throw-out, mass-produced society, does making an heirloom quilt that will be here long after we are gone help to keep us connected with the future generations?
What is it about quilting that makes you so addicted to it?
What do you get from quilting ?
Would love to hear your thoughts so leave a comment or email me or share your thoughts via IG or Facebook 🙂
Now… back to my quilting……. 🙂