Sunday, February 21, 2010
Why is Quilting and Patchwork so popular?
In today's fast paced society it seems that more and more woman are turning towards quilting and patchwork as their hobby of preference. You have only to visit your local newsagents to realize this current trends The shelves are over flowing with magazines showcasing lovely quilting and patchwork projects to tempt us. So what is it about this hobby that has stood the test of time. Why are we gaining so much pleasure form cutting up bits of fabric and then sewing them back together again?
I think the reasons are many.
For some quilting and patchwork is an escape form the hussle and bussle of everyday life. A chance to do something enjoyable that is both relaxing and rewarding.
For others quilting and patchwork satisfies a create urge. A means to get the creative juices flowing. An opportunity to play with amazing colors, textures and patterns to make wonderful things.
Perhaps for many quilting and patchwork fill in the hours and provide woman with a common bond, an excuse to gather with others. To chat and to share ideas, projects and a little bit about their lives.
Whatever the reason quilting and patchwork will always remain an important part of my life. My home will always be filled with bundles of fabrics, half finished projects, inspirational quilting and patchwork books, and family members snuggling under their quilts.
And that's just the way I like it!
Until next time happy quilting and patchworking