I am so lucky to have these beautiful quilts in my possession. Some day I want to be able to properly display them instead of tucking them away in a cedar chest. All of these quilts have deep meaning to me and give me a sense of warmth and love from each person that made them. I know that most quilts back in the early 1900's were made for utilitarian purposes, they didn't have the luxury of turning up the furnace like we do, but the time and effort put into these quilts is incredible. I guess I can appreciate that because I make quilts. I know that problems, the frustration, the time, the effort, the thought, the heart that it takes to put a quilt together.
This weekend I have been working on some wall hangings for Christmas. I love seeing it come together. I made and arrangement with my mother-in-law Vicki to quilt them for me. She is a much faster hand quilter than I am and can whip one of these babies out in no time. I think I am just going to start making an inventory and perhaps next craft show season see if I can sell anything that I make. My first real leap into the world of making quilted projects to sell. I just am really nervous about turning something I love into a job. I would love any advice, comments or hints from other quilters who sell their works.