Quilts over the years
I came upon this old photo and realized that I've made a lot of quilts over the years, many worn through and passed into oblivion, others still in use in homes around the world and there's always a dream one waiting to be stretched across the quilting frame in front of the fire as winter's chill keeps me home bound. This one has an interesting story. I moved across the country, leaving behind a dear friend who had been there for me during the preceding tumultuous year and was the only witness I allowed to see the upheaval that had become my life. So naturally I missed him and I was searching how to deal with the angst of losing a close compadre. I decided on a quilt as each stitch would encompass my feelings. I thought and thought. What pattern? I like traditional ones as they carry so much archetypal energy. I looked through my quilt book of patterns, mulling this over for days. At last I decided on a water wheel. I had the book open to the page of instructions when he called. What have you been up to? I asked. Oh, he replied, I have been in the studio for three days and nights straight working on a sculpture of a water wheel.