there is such a lovely power in quilts. a special energy that is joyful. the sun is stretching over the sky right now, a little after 6 in the morning. and i'm aching to get to the studio. since i've directed my focus towards the quilts, i've felt my anxieties fade, my sleep improve, my energy go up. i've changed around the workspace so that i have a circular flow and fabric organized by color. a window seat in the kitchen is where i will sew now. i love the flow of windows and light and airiness. i have tables in the showroom now too. to celebrate the process. to cut fabric into squares beside the finished quilts displayed and ready to sell. and i feel the energy building on itself. i'm trying to build a bigger presence for my quilts online. pinterest. etsy. i'm making plans for new and different quilts, new sorts of designs i've been sitting with for a while. i wonder what september will bring.
i feel like quilts are alive. they reflect all the little joys that make life special. they emanate love and warmth. the quilts i make blend a grandmother's ideals with a fresh youthful flair. there is a nostalgia for seasons past combined with hopefulness for a bright full future. you can find me online at www.chasinglightningbugs.com