From Wendy in 2011…
No one enters into quilting half-hearted.
It is the kind of hobby or artwork if I can be that elaborate the description, that requires a fearless commitment. By the pure cost of a good sewing machine, you must be willing to equip yourself with this major investment. Secondly, by nature quilting means buying fabric – often before you need it. A good fabric, good colours, a good sale – and there you have begun your stash!
Know what a stash is? It’s the accumulated pieces of fabric that are awaiting their call to be part of an heirloom. It is those saved bits that will fit perfectly into a project that is started and awaits a certain look or combination.
Quilting is not for the faint of heart. It is for those who are willing to work at detail and do it with passion knowing that the final product is worth every muttered frustration.
This recent article in The Globe & Mail by Oliver Willms outlines something of the way quilting sweeps away not only the quilter but all who share their residence.