Thank you all who took the time to leave me your thoughts on my previous post.
It wasn’t my work that was criticized. But this is not important – what is amazing and sad is that there are quilters who speak out loud that they are superior just because they are making things in a certain way and think that quilting world is divided into “quilters” and “Quilters”.
When mentioning “Quilter”, I was thinking about being a better quilter in my own eyes.
Coming from a country with no quilting tradition, I feel that I am somehow different from most “traditional” quilters and that I missed something. I did not see my mother or grandmother quilting. I did not grow up surrounded by quilts – I don’t have the experience many quilters have.
I admire many traditional patterns and the quilt makers who made such quilts without the help of the modern tools we have today.
I feel “more quilter” and more anchored in the quilting tradition if I
could make more traditional patterns. This would be a great way to add
more value to my quilting experience. And I am sure many lessons could
Stitching the hexagons with my sisters was the best experience of my 11-year quilting life!
for me “Quilter” is about the things I admire at other quilters’ work,
things that I would love to accomplish some day myself. And making
quilts with traditional patterns is one of those things.
now, I am a more organized quilter. I keep this cute little bucket on
my cutting table or near the sewing machine. And instead of throwing
threads and scraps on the floor, I fill up this bucket.
And when it is not in use, it is a great vase!
Have a great weekend.