I love it when people just go for a quilt project without getting overwhelmed and Caroline has got stuck into every sewing challenge possible during her 3 years learning with us at the studio. She is another unsuspecting friend who we lured to classes based on a general interest in sewing, and Kay and I are really proud of all her achievements.
Each quilt story brings to light what different people get from the craft, and Caroline tackles the very real issue of giving up a career for your family and how that can make it hard to feel a sense of achievement. The lack of a tangible product to share when you are doing the day-to-day tasks of feeding, clothing, educating, cleaning and everything else can be hard, and a little dis-heartening. I totally understand that.
Sewing a quilt is an achievement. It shows skill, artistry, patience and it takes a little courage sometimes to claim the time to invest in ourselves to take up a new challenge.
I truly believe that Caroline has gained a lot of confidence through quilting – not just because she is good at it, but because she has found a safe environment for her creativity to flourish.
I am super proud that we convinced Caroline to exhibit this quilt in the novice category at this year’s Festival of Quilts (2019) so if you are there make time to admire all those gorgeous Liberty Hearts.