You, the mother. You, the wife. You, the grandmother. You, the quilter. The month of February is always a countdown to the most delicate and romantic holiday of the year, Valentine’s Day. Whether you love it or would rather skip it, Valentine’s Day exists to remind us to do one thing: L-O-V-E.
But what does that really mean? I love my family and I spend enough time with my quilt guild that we may as well be family, but how do you show them how much they mean to you?
It’s the question we’re challenged with, and, maybe I’m a little biased, but I think it’s a lot easier for us quilters to show our love. I mean, have you ever made a quilt that you weren’t thinking about how pleased the recipient would be when they received it? You think about their favorite colors when you pick fabrics and what style fits them most. Whoever receives your quilt can be sure that every minute you spent measuring, cutting, ironing, and sewing was spent thinking about them.
I’m going to take a wild guess here and say you probably make quilted gifts for your family and friends all year long, but rarely quilt for yourself. No, I’m not talking about the pot holder you had to make because you just couldn’t let that gorgeous fabric go to waste.
No matter your reason for quilting, we want to spend the whole month of March, which is National Craft Month, to celebrate you, the quilter.
We’re dedicating National Craft Month to you by posting your quilt projects, big and small, to our Facebook page. We’re celebrating YOU.
Here’s how it works:
- Send me a picture of the quilt you’ve created that you’re most proud of. It can be an original design or an interpretation from one in a publication.
- Tell me why you love it so much.
- Give me a short description of how you made it– techniques, tools, templates. I want all the details. If you remember which magazine it came from, let me know.
- Make sure to include name and location so I can give you credit.
Send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll pick a few to feature on our Facebook page each week. If you haven’t liked us yet, make sure you do so you won’t miss your post. Submissions without all above information included will not be eligible.
Oh, and I’ll also pick three submissions at random to win a gift package packed full of fabric, magazines and other goodies, just to show you how much we appreciate you. It looks a little something like this:
I’m looking forward to seeing all your beautiful quilty creations!