My sister knows how to quilt. And when I say “she knows how to quilt”, I mean “She KNOWS how to quilt.” Indeed, she made all of the above and she donates many of her works to charity auctions. Other pieces she gives to fortunate family members. 🙂
My sister belongs to a guild where she meets up and stitches with like-minded women. She spends many hours constructing quilt blocks, choosing colours and patterns, and quietly drawing thread through fabric until an entire mosaic is brought forth. The quilters in her group often help each other with problem pieces — or with quilts that just need some finishing. I love the social aspect of this craft, which is the same as it’s been for the past two hundred years in America, when women met, sewed, talked and shared their burdens and their talents. Quilting was born out of necessity and austerity but has grown into a beautiful art form of (mostly) women’s handicraft. What a wonderful heirloom she has gifted me and others.