Visiting the Houston Quilt Market and Festival is always a delight for me. I began as a very nervous visitor many years ago to now become a regular participant. It’s the culmination of my year of hard work. Its exhausting, its invigorating and it’s just pure delight.
This year is significant because last night I gave my 1776, Heartache, Heritage and Happiness Quilt to the International Quilt Study Centre and Museum and the tears flowed. My heart is heavy, but happy, knowing I’ve done the right thing to continue the legacy and life of the quilt. It’s a huge wrench to part with a large section of my soul, part of my life for so many years and part of my families history. However, it’s going to be shared now rather than live its life in a safe at home. I hope it’s viewed by people who love it as much as I do and I know I will visit often.
I slept under it a few months ago.
I took it out and relived the memories, I love this quilt with all my heart.