Jennifer at Sewhooked.com gave a shout-out to all quilters to challenge the stereotypes many non-quilters have about us. So, here’s my two cents worth…
I’m 37 years old and I,too, am a quilter. I found quilting when I was pregnant with Co-Defendant #2 and had a stash of fat quarters and absolutely no clue what to do with them. I was planning to use them to cover mini-photo albums…what a waste of fabric that would’ve been! For the record, I can also embroider and cross-stitch if the occasion calls for it, which thankfully hasn’t happened in a loooongg time.
I’m puzzled by the shocked expressions most people give me when they find out I quilt. It’s not like I bite the head off a kitten or something, geez! And, no, I don’t have silvery hair (my hairdresser says they’re highlights) and, yes, my teeth are my own. Where’s it written you have to reach a certain age to be creative? I gave birth for the first time at 25…I’d say that’s pretty darn creative!
Why do non-quilters assume only, ahem, older women quilt? And why assume only women quilt? I’ve been to retreats where there’s at least one fellow. People certainly come up with some interesting assumptions, don’t they? Oh, well, their loss. Stick around long enough and I’ll even show you my tattoos. Heehee! I got my first tattoo while on a quilt retreat. Who says quilters are fuddy-duddies?
|Me and Co-Defendant #2
Here’s my Top Seven Reasons Why I Quilt:
* It’s a happy talent the Lord gifted to me and I try not to waste it.
* Busy hands mean I can’t strangle you if you tick me off…not to mention that homicide’s illegal.
* I have physical evidence that I can follow directions.
* I get to slash things with sharp blades…and it’s LEGAL!
* If I mess around long enough, Hubby will make dinner, or at least, go pick it up.
* The Sewing Area is a Child-Free Zone.
* I had free time and apparently, disposable income…it was either quilt or join the PTA.
Here’s the link to Jennifer at Sewhooked:
Happy quilting, y’all!