Wednesday, August 19, 2015

quilt making

Did you ever think, child, how much piecing a quilt is like living a life?
Life gives you the fabrics, the scraps, the colours, the time...
but it's you who gathers them up, arranges them, and stitches them together.
 
I read Aunt Jane of Kentucky's story when I was about our daughter April's age.
(when I was learning about making quilts, and so busy living my life)
It's lovely to watch her continue the long tradition,

16 comments:

  1. This might be one of my favorite of all your posts. Gorgeous!

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  2. I love the picture of your daughter and grandson-what a generous gift to teach and share this talent-art speaks to the heart a language that the world needs.

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  3. makes me think...everyone, all the women anyway, from both my parents were quilters of necessity and sometimes they were state fair prize winners.

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  4. I love the hands ...

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    1. P.S. This post inspired me to the point of imitation (that being the sincerest form of flattery), though on a much smaller scale.

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  5. thank you for this good soul food

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  6. how beautiful !

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  7. I love everything about this, Sugar. Everything. x

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  8. Just gorgeous - color, form, words.

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  9. Thank you for posting this, Judy. I don’t think it matters how old our children are, we always watch their working hands with wonder and longing and hope. I am very grateful for this link to your family as they don’t feel quite so far away when I see them here. Please give my love to Oona and the boys. And to April too, although I’ve only met her once and it was in a yoga class, so that almost doesn’t count. I was standing behind her the whole time so I may be more familiar with some parts of her than others. HA!
    XO
    Amy

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  10. Thank you for this contemplation on quilting and life. Your daughter and her child are beautiful, and so is the quilt!

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  11. Love what April is doing here!

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  12. All hand pieced. Something I can relate to.So colourful and spontaneous.

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  13. I have treasured your words, as many times before.

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Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx