Aug 27, 2010

Community



Just look at all the different old fabric pieces that were used to create this wonderful antique quilt!
I love the faded colors, the hand stitching and the beautiful and interesting pattern that was created once the pieces were put together.



The fabrics used in old quilts usually came from worn dresses, shirts or other discarded garments...
...recycled and reworked into something useful and beautiful.



Through the years, quilting has been a way for women to express their creativity.
It has also provided a means for women to socialize and share experiences and support one another.



I am grateful to be living in these times when we have access to so many more women than those just in our neighborhoods ...



Through the internet and our blogs we can now reach out to a vast community of women...
...and share our experiences and provide encouragement and support.



We can also draw upon others experiences...
... and receive the generosity, kindness and support so freely offered here...



It is a powerful thing...



...this community.

Don't you just love how all of us as individual women...
...come together to form something beautiful?

Laura :)
...sharing all the kindness, generosity, beauty and treasure to be found at the flea market!

12 comments:

Dyche Designs said...

My mother recently finished making me the most amazing quilt, I can't stop marvelling at the detail in it and the amount of time that went in to a piece. Definitely one that I'll cherish for years to come.

Gilding Lilies said...

What a lovely post. The words, and the photos, together are a bit of poetry.

Marcie said...

Your quilt is a perfect metaphor for this world-wide community!! Such gorgeous colors!!

Kim Klassen said...

Laura,

i'm so happy you are here..... and your image and words tell a perfectly inspirational story!!

truly wonderful!!

Claudia said...

I love this community and find the ladies I meet here so inspiring!!I just blogged about one I found connected to this group!!Yea Kim for starting this great group!!Thanks I love it!

Jennifer said...

A wonderful post! I am grateful too for the technology that makes it possible to expand our community. What a beautiful quilt.

Jamie said...

What a beautiful post! The quilt is amazing, I love the idea of piecing together pieces of the past. Just as we are piecing together a community here at inspiration studio.

Suki said...

This is such a beautiful post. Makes me wanna go and hug a dear friend and tell her how special she is.
I love that we have the chance to connect on this place and many others.
Thanks for being an inspiration today Laura!

Karen said...

Thank you for this lovely post. I've been so in awe of bloggers generosity. There are so many wonderful women that I would never have exchanged kind words with without blogs. To connect with like minds and interests is truly amazing. It lifts the spirit and inspires one to carry on.

kelly@thebluemuse said...

Yes, I love this community, when I started a blog I had no idea what it could lead to. That quilt, amazing! And such a perfect way to illustrate your point. We are forming something beautiful, right here, right now...

Prairie Girl Studio said...

thanks so much, laura ~
what a beautiful tribute to this generous, kind and inspiring community ...
and should we 'drop a thread' we know
we can pick up right where we left off
with kindred spirit friends...

i have always thought that one ought to write
a book and sew a quilt to leave a legacy ...
and you have demonstrated so beautifully
here that we are indeed stitching our own
little legacy of goodness and sharing ...

blessings ~
xo
prairiegirl

chrissy said...

so happy i found your lovely blog
and
THIS post.
i have always been drawn to old quilts...old things in general make me sigh.
the way you wove that into a sisterhood of women is beautiful.
thanks.
c