Wedding Quilt

This is a picture of my daughter and her husband on the morning after their wedding, with the quilt that I had made for them to honor the occasion.

Making the quilt was such a pleasure, as I worked on it I was able to spend time thinking about how much I love the kids, and praying for their upcoming wedding and future life together. By the time I had finished the quilt, having spent so much time and effort on it, in some ways it was like giving a piece of myself to them.

In much the same way as making this quilting, sharing stories about our lives gives us an opportunity to share a piece of ourself with those we love. I am looking forward to one day having some stories organized in such a manner that I can give a gift to my children and grandchildren.

This is one of the reasons that I write.

What reasons do you have for writing?


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Love what you said about writing being like a quilt!

    I write because I have to. It’s like an addiction that can’t be satisfied!

    Writing helps me to escape from the daily stresses especially the unrelenting pain of having a chronic illness. It’s therapy…great therapy!

    And I pray that my stories will minister to others for enjoyment, encouragement and blessing.

  2. As a quilt lover, I have to say your quilt is beautiful and they are so lucky that you did that for them!!
    Like Donna, I write because I have to and I want to share with others.

  3. That quilt (lovely!) is one of the best wedding gifts I’ve ever seen.

    I guess my writing is like a big patchwork affair, with scraps of different sorts all sewn together to form a body of work. 🙂

    (Hope you got your little winner’s gift bag I mailed!)

  4. As a young child I remember sitting out on the sun porch with my grannyma and her sister quilting. They would patiently teach me and my sister to stitch each stitch with love. I never pursued that craft. Rather I followed in my mother’s footsteps (my mom wrote poetry).

    When I married at the young age of 18, my grandmother gave us one of her quilts and my husband’s grandmother gave us one of her quilts. It was a tradition within our families.

    I write because it is in my blood. I write because I am passionate about it. I write to leave a legacy of me and my family.

  5. Donna – great reasons for writing!
    Terri – thank you! I really enjoyed working on this quilt.
    Angie – I like your comment about writing being different scraps sewn together. From little pieces come a beautiful finished product. P.S. thanks for the package that arrived today! What fun….and YUM!
    Ang – what a treasure to have those heirloom quilts. Writing truly can become a legacy as well, can’t it?

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