An “Heirloom Quilt” is definitely a labor of love
“Heirloom Quilts” are a treasure, both to the person receiving the quilt and the one designing and creating the quilt. When I design an Heirloom Quilt, I have an opportunity to listen to the person I am creating the quilt for as they share their memories with me. This is such a special time we spend together. I learn the reason this person wants this quilt and their memories surrounding this quilt.
After this meeting I go home and begin my design work.
The first thing I do is draw out the quilt.
The second thing I do is to color the quilt pattern keeping in mind all the things I have learned about the person wanting this quilt.
The third thing I do is to let the creative process begin. I begin to draw, because I have found “if I can draw it, I can do it”.
The fourth thing I do is to get to work. I incorporate my drawings into the quilt. When I make the first quilt block and it is completed I immediately know if I have succeeded.
As the quilt comes together with each succeeding block I continue to keep the person in mind and think about all the memories they shared with me and the vision I have in my mind for this quilt.
An “Heirloom Quilt” is definitely a labor of love.
May Our Lord Bless You,