Sunday, August 4, 2013
In the mist of all my research I thought about the parallels to quilting. I have been using many Internet sites and family sources for information. This I equate to going to fabric and thrift stores to find just the right fabric. Then I have been organizing the information into a presentable form that future generations can understand and expand on. This is finding the right pattern and preparing the fabric. Next I have been putting the information; birth and death dates, family members etc. on cards and cutting these to fit into photo albums and finding photos of the family member to go with the information. This is cutting the fabric and sewing the blocks together. Next is writing a narrative to include some of the stories I have gathered from family. This is putting the quilt sandwich together and quilting the "quilt". The binding to all of this is the insight and love I have gained for the family members who are the foundation of my past.