Saturday, November 19, 2011

Reading - Quilts


In honor of our quilt block project Sue sent me this awesome book.   It's Edyta Sitar's latest and she does a great job at getting to the heart of quilting.  It even came with a CD of quilt patterns. Completely enjoyed it and I keep going back again and again to go over pages of the book.  It's definitely not a "one time" read.

Before flying out to see my folks I had time for coffee at Barnes & Noble.  I love that it's ok to read things before you purchase.  I loaded up with books and magazines and narrowed  down what I wanted to take on the airplane home to Louisiana.  While I really don't buy into the Organic thing-- I loved this magazine.  I don't hate me.  I believe in taking care of the environment and eating right-- I just don't make my own compost.  I love the pages and in November I love to read stories about what people feel about home.  It's worth the purchase price to read about a home being priceless without costing a million bucks.  What caught my eye was this article:


I've always said Quilting is not just something you do - it's something you are-- You find patterns in everyday life.  You see color combinations in what ever you do.  You find minutes --even seconds --to put needle and thread in your hand-- not necessarily hours.  You know you're a quilter because when someone is happy or they're sad-- the first thing you think of is that they need a quilted something---- You may not have a chance to give it to them but you are positively convinced that a quilted object will capture the happiness for that person to hang onto or repair the sadness and loss that that person feels.  I guess I read articles on the subject because I want someone to put on paper exactly what I feel.  But realistically, it's something that everyone has to feel for themselves....

It's almost Sunday - Almost time for Packer Football - and Quilting.


10 comments:

Carol said...

That's always my thought...A quilt can make almost anything better! Love it!

Sue said...

Oh what a great post! Firstly, I love Mary Janes Farm mag. and used to have a subscription. There's usually a good quilt in the book :D

You spoke it so well about quilting. And I certainly agree that the first thing you think of when someone is sick or hurting is to make them a quilt. They are truly coverings of love. I believe that with all my heart!

I love Reasons We Quilt :D :D I get choked up when I read some of Edyta's reasons for quilts. (I am a sap)

Enjoy the Packers tomorrow!

Our Detroit Lions play on Thanksgiving ! Woot!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

How great to see you back to posting; I have missed you!

Love the red shoes. I am on my second pair. While they're not as cute as the ones you show, I think I will always own some form of red shoe. See - we are so much alike!

deb said...

I love that magazine!!!! I have always wanted to live that way, have my own chickens, garden and all that, never worked out...but I live vicariously thru others and magazines, and dream about what country life would be like:)

Muddling Through said...

Oh, Melanie, you are SO right. I've given so many quilts to people who were hurting and I have SEEN it make a difference. I think they can actually feel the love we sew into them.

Carrie P. said...

Nice book. I have not seen the inside yet.
It is interesting the reasons people quilt but it all comes down to love.
Enjoy your time with your parents.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Libby said...

But composting (with worms *s*) is such fun - I love my worms. They are almost like pets.

Karen Sue said...

My library sometimes has this magazine. Looks like I'd better check out this issue if it still in their stash!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

What a lovely post! Thanks for sharing about those great reads - and the lovely sentiments about how we feel about quilting :)!!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Yours, Ulla