I was tickled to find the Bloggers Quilt Festival on Amy’s Creative Side blog – what a great idea! (I especially like the part about ‘beverages being welcome’ as at any other quilt show such a thought might be heresy.) I like the idea, too, of being able to travel around and see all these quilts in the comfort of my PJ’s – what’s not to love?
So here goes. My quilt is actually Gwen’s 60th birthday quilt. I worked for Gwen in a consulting business that involved a lot of relationship building, HR training and team building. Gwen was (and still is) a marvel at human relations. So it should not have come as a surprise to me that making her quilt would be an exercise in spirituality. I didn’t have a clear idea of what to do, just had the blocks and the fabrics. As I set the blocks together, I noticed how little paths formed, colors deepened and lightened and it became (to me) a true reflection of how Gwen works, how she weaves relationships and moves people to better places. (The bright sunlight washes out a lot of the detail in the fabrics.)
It was a remarkable learning experience for me. Gwen takes it with her when she travels to clients – as a talisman against latex pillows and hotel room linens. I love that.