Personally, I'm fairly new to the quilting community. I started quilting about 3 years ago as a stress relief. I kept quilting because I became fascinated with how personal quilts could be in our lives. They hold so many memories for us and can be so symbolic. I explored this idea in an article I wrote for the Storque on Etsy, The Story of Quilts.
Of course, anything can become personal for us, can carry our memories, but I was surprised in my research at how deeply and universally quilts have achieved this. What is it that makes quilts so much more universally personal to us than other handmade things like pottery, clothing, paintings?
I think it's because they are so universally comfortable and cozy. They warm us. They comfort us. They feel good. We cuddle up with them when we're alone and need to not feel so alone...and we cozy up under them with the ones we love--our children, our boyfriends, our grandmothers. Try doing that with a pot.
Image: "Blanket for Dolly" Mini Art Quilt from Shelece.
Quiltsy has so many quilts to offer for you to cozy up with to help you get warm and comfy and make memories. At least that's why I'm here...why are you here? What do quilts mean for you?