For me, it allows me to leave all of the issues of the day behind. I sit in front of my machine, and can concentrate on one thing. The hum of the sewing machine softly lulling me into finally relaxing, I only have to concentrate on lining up my fabric and sewing a ¼ inch seam.
The stresses of work, or house cleaning, or other outside forces can melt away for while I’m “in the zone” I am creating something, with my own two hands, and when I’m finished I will have something that was completely created by myself.
So the reward for me is de-stressing, (okay sometime when I can’t get those perfect “perky points” or seams to line up exactly I do get a little stressed, but most times it’s very relaxing) And when my project is complete, I can give something to someone that says, I care about it, it was totally worth the man hours and money spent on fabric to give you something that hopefully will always remind you of me, and remind you that you are loved and appreciated.
This is why I quilt. Most of the quilts I make are “comfy quilts.” I’m not making them to win any prizes, they may not be the most difficult quilts to make. But they are made with the same love and dedication that goes into any quilt someone chooses to make.
Why do you quilt?