This is a topic I've been thinking alot of lately. As waves of political chasms sweep our state, world disorder seems to be the norm and now natural disaster strikes yet again, this time in Japan; I beat a hasty retreat to my upstairs and the sanctuary of my sewing room. It looks like chaos in my room but I can reach over and find the fat quarter that I knew was there, the pattern that I needed today and that pincushion with just the right needles poked in it. There is a great relief in my organized disorganization and after all, I am in charge in this place. I control the fabrics, the colors, my choice of threads and what I will put my time into. With one sweep of my hand, I can dismiss one project and happily start another. I can't think of anywhere else I can do this, so I think that is why I quilt. Not to make wonderful quilts for my family (though that is a great side effect of this obsession), not to use up my stash or even totally as a creative outlet. I think I like the control, I am the queen of my little quilting kingdom!
So that is my weekend question. Why do You quilt? Are you the queens of your little kingdom too? Please leave some comments as I think it will be really interesting to read responses.
Diana, Queen of the Realm of Tangled Threads and Tiny Scraps