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How Does Quilting Make Me Feel?

That's the question I tried to answer over at Stash Books blog today. Click here to read my response.

It wasn't easy, but I tried. 

I think I had more fun taking these pictures. ;)

So tell me ...

how does quilting make YOU feel?

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Reader Comments (23)

What a nice post. I would say that when everything is going as planned, quilting makes me happy.

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnita

Quilting makes me feel happy and relaxed. I love quilting and wish I had more time to do it.

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen O'Grady

~Healing~Therapetic~ :)

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNesha

Oh Kristyne, you have managed to say exactly what I feel about quilting.But oh so eloquently! That was one of your best posts ever,beatiful!!

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie Nyquist

Love your post on your book and your pics... it is all relaxing and zen for me... from start to finish! Wish I did it more than I do now! Kathi

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathi

Part of the reason I love quilting is, of course, the relaxation, the fun, the (usually) positive energy. However, the reason I love quilting the most is that it ties me to history. Women (and men I suppose) have always quilted and even though we live in a world that thrives on technology, there seems to still be that appreciation and need for something handmade. Something tangible. something that shows so much love. I want to be part of history, no I don't want to be some tyrant queen, I just want my great great grandchildren to snuggle under my quilts and think of past times.

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Quilting makes me feel giddy and inspired. Your words captured much of what I feel. I love making something with my hands and having it be purposeful. <3

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteramber

quilting IS happy! a blessed distraction for me. color, texture, design...fill my emotions, fill my brain...no room for stress, or worries! fabric, take me away!

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermiss jamee

The selection of fabric robe used in quilted piece like the ones in your post make me feel calm... Safe and takes the anxiety away for a spell....

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMindy Fawn

I loved your response! I left a comment at Stash Books too!

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarie Atkinson

Perfectly said...from the beginning where you broke out in song all the way to the end about finding happiness in quilting! I do and feel the same things :)

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie H

I just LOVE the fabrics in your picture here!!!!! Can you share what line they are from? Pretty please?!

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarmen

Love it... a break away and moments to get lost in pretty fabric is heaven... and cheaper than therapy! (well... almost...)

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo

Free, happy, realized, artistic, special, unique. It's too much? Barbara from Italy

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbarbara

Happy, and creative! xo Heather

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commentervintage grey

I love what you wrote at Stash Books. I think it pretty much sums it up for most quilters! But also, working in a quilt shop, I'd have to say that seeing a customer's enthusiasm for a project is really fun and contagious!

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Quilting brings me joy, and it gives me a sense of connection to all of the women through history who have lovingly created quilts before me.

Oh..and I always love your pictures ;)

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle @ Shee Designs

Relaxed, that's what Iam when I'm sewing/quilting. And absolutly happy when I'm finished;-) Hildy

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHildy

Quilting makes me feel like a painter creating a masterpiece. I love the process of creating something out of a simple stack of fabric. I love it because I get to be messy, I get to crawl around on the floor, and I get to shriek with excitement when I see the finished product come together. I have a very sweet husband who gets "Honey, come look!" calls over and over throughout the process.

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBethe

Oh, sure... relaxation, admiring the fabrics, etc.... but I'd say that it's the SATISFACTION that comes after finishing the quilt you set out to do! ;-)

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSilent Scrapper

I am beginning to think we are somehow related. My mother and I used to have whole conversations just by singing. My brother would say something, and Mom or I would reply in song. Drove my brother nuts {evil laugh}. Anyhoo, quilting is my escape. Escape from the crazyness of my crowded life. I'm currently working on a quilt for grandchild number 6 who is due in January, so I like to think I am sewing in grandma's love with every stitch ;-0

October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnn Ostermann

Quilting along with other handcrafts that I endeavour to work at is almost always a whole process that is enjoyable. From the Pondering part - what should I make - to sewing on the binding and label give me a sense of accomplishment and self satisfaction that doesn't require anyone else to tell me I do good things, cause I can see it for myself -- although it is nice to get a few ohhhs and awws when I show a quilt at show and tell on quilt guild day!

October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Being Snippy

Great question! Quilting is my relaxing "me" time. Time to enjoy the quiet, let my mind wander as I do repetative sewing or just focus on the sewing at hand and let the outside world fade away. I love to create something that is uniquely mine. I can use someone else's fabric design, someone else's pattern but only I can make it just the way I want it. And then the good part, giving all the love I've put into it and watching the joy as someone receives it.

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle T

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