After starting the quilt guild a year ago and meeting others from around the world in the community, I came to idea that there is really A LOT of stories here.
This is really part of the reason that I started it. Â I love the community aspect of quilt groups, but find that my schedule with 4 kids and the calendar that gets full of everyone else’s business….. that I missed it more than I’d like.
I missed the stories.
I missed the connection.
This is where ‘the backstory‘ comes in.
It’s the stories that are told in a smaller group surrounded by friends.
It’s the fun, exciting, pull at your hear strings stories. Â This is one of my favorite.
After attending my moms trunk show a couple of weeks ago, and sitting there listening to her tell each of those quilts stories – with my dad holding them for her.
I got thinking that it would sure be nice to every once in awhile hear a new story. Â Maybe even from someone that I haven’t met in the real world. Maybe from someone who lives in a totally different place, and is a different age, has a different background.
I reached out to the members of the quilt group and they have shared their stories.
Everyone has their own start in quilting or sewing. Â Everyone has something special that they’ve made, or had an experience. Â It might not be something monumental…or maybe it is.
Really it’s about learning during the process. Â Enjoying the journey and sharing the little story behind the stitching.
I mean what was the reason for picking that fabric, or pattern? Â Was there a reason or just an interest or it ‘spoke to you’. Â Was it something totally new that you’ve never tried before. Â Something that you thought was way out of your technique knowledge…but something you thought – why not?! Let’s do it.
Maybe it’s something that you participated in with others- like a round robin or a swap. Â Something that collectively became it’s own story.
It could be a process of healing that gives the story. Â It could be all about sharing our talent, or teaching….you see where this is going.
Everyone has a story.
So, tomorrow will be the first story.
I am sooooo excited to get this started and to start sharing them with you…… I hope you’ll come back tomorrow.