Our lives are like quilts bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love. [source]
This old quilt I made contains so many thoughts, so many tears, so much joy and memories. The flannel is worn and soft and the embroidery texture is comforting.
Like many things created by women’s hands, patchwork quilts do not last forever. What happened to women’s lives and work? Women realized beauty by embroidering a dress, placing a flower on the table, or braiding a loaf of bread. All this has been worn out, wilted, or consumed. The quilts were made to be used and could not be expected to last forever.
Old Swedish Quilts, Asa Wettre
The Queen size quilt was created from my research into my heritage, Swedish quilts and my study of Hawaiian quilts. It is dedicated to my female ancestors.