My First Quilt

13 May 2009
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I became a quilter on 9/11/2001.  I needed something to do to keep my hands from shaking and my studio was all in boxes because we had moved and the building of my studio room had not yet started.  I couldn't find my clay or my sewing machines or paints but I found this fabric and thread and needles in the top box.  So I sat in my night gown alone for days and just stitched not even knowing what I was making.  This is the result of pure emotion being released through my fingers.  I realized that day that the act of quilting could be as comforting as wrapping your self in a hand made quilt made just for you.  This little quilt is no where near the quality of my show quilts or even my chemo quilts but it is one of my most prized posseessions.

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okieLinda wrote
on 13 May 2009 12:16 PM

my finger flew too , I guess the adrenaline had to go somewhere and better in quilts than anywhere eles , I wonder how many 911 quilts are really out there lurking ,When Katrina happened I quilted my first one week full size quilt, Donating blood just wasnt enough to do too. unfortunatly I also ate alot of ice cream , I heard Braums did record breaking business so I guess I wasn alone :)

ckp1028m wrote
on 23 Jun 2009 7:33 PM

Thank you so much for directing me to find your quilts. You inspiration for 9/11 quilt is so moving.