Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Power of a Quilt

Recently, I've had a few failed attempts at quilting. I admit that I'm not the most patient person in the world and get frustrated easily when I sew. But something deep inside me longs to create things. Whether it's cards, scrap books, quilts, etc. I like to create. Being creative is a huge part of my identity (I'm a right-brained thinker) and if I don't have a creative outlet I get very bored and sometimes sad.

Back to the subject at hand. I love the feel of quilts and the comfort that they provide. All of the beds at The House of Q's have quilts displayed and they add a touch of warmth and love. A house is not a home without an old quilt!

When I married my husband, we inherited several quilts that his grandmother made and a quilt square that has been in the family since the 1880's. The separate squares are scattered throughout his side of the family and I think there are ten or 12 of them total.  The quilt square is pictured below and is hanging in my craft room (for inspiration). 




When I see this piece, I think of the woman or women in my husband's genealogy who made the square. How old were they?  How long did it take them to sew the pieces by hand? Who taught them to quilt? I know for sure that they were talented and even though I've never met them, they are an inspiration to me. 

Speaking of talented women, meet Cheryl Maynard. I met Cheryl (Sew Very Cheryl) through one of my cousins in West Virginia. Take a look at some of Cheryl's gorgeous work. If you would like to inquire about or purchase her quilts, please contact her via Facebook. 



Such a beautiful baby quilt.. 
 

This would look gorgeous with my 4th of July decorations. 

Puffy play mat for your favorite little one. 
Primitive decor is so trendy right now. This would be a pretty addition. 
This would be perfect in a little boys nautical themed nursery
Look at those details!
A memory quilt made from special pieces of clothing. 
So bright and beautiful! 






I would love to know about the special quilts in your family. Do you know the back story of the pieces? How do you use the quilts in your own home?  



With love and warmth, 











Wendy
CEO- The House of Q’s
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