29 January, 2010

The Whys

Since the creative production here isn't all that high, I've been thinking a lot about creative production. For me, that means writing and quilting. Over the course of a few conversations with a good friend we've asked each other about style, why we quilt, and what we think of when we talk about quilting.

Today I am going to address the last question.  It's kind of a word association game. 
When you think of quilting, what words come to mind?

For me, quilting means:

Creativity
Uniqueness
Comfort
Colour
How
Those were my first instinct words, what are yours?

19 comments:

Frogdancer said...

Warmth, love, Mr Darcy.

(That's my sewing machine's name.)

Allie said...

Cozy, cuddle, color, texture, creativity...

Lee said...

down time, talent, patience, great grandma, warmth

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

hands, texture, warmth and flannel

elle said...

quickly, uhm...home, creativity, colour, MINE

littlecumulus said...

I love that first comment. I need to name my sewing machine!

For me... color, design, joy!

Lisa said...

This is harder than I thought- when I asked that question, my mind flooded with images. I guess I think in pictures.

If I have to break the pictures down into words- Nanny (my Great-Grandma), recycle, colors, original, pride, share

(I loved that a previous poster mentioned her great-grandma also!)

whatktmadenext said...

Fun, precision, colour.

CitricSugar said...

"Therapy" comes to mind. :-)

PS - Frogdancer: I don't know you but I love that your sewing machine is named Mr. Darcy. That is the most excellent thing I have heard this weekend!!

jacquie said...

i've tried to leave this comment 3 times...different words each time...i guess i have lots of thoughts in my head about this, but they're not clear...art, design and push come to my head first...skill, flow...movement...maybe i'm thinking too much.

Deb said...

What an easy, yet difficult question to answer. I'm like most, I think in pictures. I guess I'd have to go with relaxing, Aunt Dean, harmony, creativity, uniqueness, passion, warmth and love.

HipHome said...

timeless...
I always think of the timelessness of quilting. I feel connected to the comforting practice that women have done for centuries.

Lesly said...

Absolutely what HipHome said: CONNECTION to the women of previous generations. Related to that, LEGACY - my quilts will outlast me, as the ones I have from my ancestors have outlived them. Also, as we have gotten so far away from making and moved towards buying everything, there is the satisfaction of making something BEAUTIFUL and FUNCTIONAL.

pippapatchwork said...

Color, pattern, touch, beauty... I wish I could think of something more profound, butt that really is it! Thanks for the exercise; it's always good to stop and think about what you're doing.

sew katie did said...

The word "inspiration" comes to mind. When ever I am quilting, something new inspires me to continue with another project.

A. said...

Cheryl - you have completely changed my archaic view of quilting. love the pics you posted with this post, the colors you use in your work, etc. I guess quilting isn't just for "old ladies" ;-)

amandajean said...

i, too, love how you posted photos along with your words. it was fun to read through your comments. :)

9patchnurse said...

Hmmm, good question. Relaxation, creativity, touch, color, Fun!

live a colorful life said...

Creativity, heritage, color, comfort,companionship, Bonnie (my favorite sewing machine is a little green Featherwweight "born" in Scotland)