This blog gives me an opportunity to explain how quilts in general and my quilts in particular fit into the critical discourse of contemporary art. Quilts are usually made by women and almost always refer to life in some way. Quilts are considered craft by art galleries, and because of that they are often dismissed as a decorative triviality, and not given exhibition opportunities. Quilts, because of their connection to the bed, provide a vehicle that is rich with metaphor about major life passages. Quilts need to be understood and they need to be critically defended.