This tour is titled the ‘Soul of the Quilter’
What do those words mean.
1 the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal.
Many of our quilts appear to be immortal.
My favorite quilts at home have been bought from Antique shops in the USA. I’m lucky enough to have about 20 of them and I use them all, or I’ve given them to my children to use.
For years I’ve wondered who made them?
Most of them are hand pieced and quilted.
Who’s dress is in that block in the corner?
What was the circumstance of them being made?
How long did they take to make?
I wonder if this lady looks down on me as my family and I sleep under creations. To me, she is immortal through her quilts?
That’s definitely the “Soul of the Quilter”
a person’s moral or emotional nature or sense of identity
Indeed it is.
We quilters put our heart and soul into creating a quilt. Every quilt I’ve made is an extension of me as a person.
When asked if I ever sell my quilts, I equate it to selling my soul.
My hands touched the fabric, my heart captured the spirit and the head created the illusion.
emotional or intellectual energy or intensity, esp. as revealed in a work of art.
Yes, you all know just how much emotional energy is spent as you sit day after day at the sewing machine or as the needle and thread is guided by your hand down through the fabric and out the other side binding it all together with a rhythmic movement.
For me my soul was eased just a little as I worked through the creation of a quilt of memories when our Daughter Liseby was dying from cancer.
That Quilt was also draped over the coffin of our Son Darrin when he passed away after a car accident.
The hours of work, the tears of anger and frustration and the heart wrenching sadness are stitched by thread into the fabric of anguish and became something beautiful for us to hold.
The Soul of the Quilter.