Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Selling a Quilt is like Saying Goodbye to a Friend
A few weeks ago I sold one of my favourite quilts. It was inspired several years ago by a chant we were singing in my women's choir.
"The earth is a woman and she will rise
We will live in her"
The piece is named 'The Earth is a Woman'. Hand stitched and hand-quilted with applique, embroidery, gemstone stars, and sequins, it is 34" x 25". I was thrilled to sell it but also felt a little sad to see it go. Nevertheless part of the pleasure in creating a piece is knowing that it will make someone happy. It is a little like singing. It's fun to sing in the shower but bringing music to others and seeing faces light up and toes tapping is simply the best! Now I have new ideas to pursue. Can't wait for the new year to get started.