What inspires you to make a quilt?

  1. shellyakins profile image69
    shellyakinsposted 7 years ago

    What inspires you to make a quilt?

  2. DStettler profile image60
    DStettlerposted 7 years ago

    My mom and my grandma, forcing me into grandma's basement to help. Though I have to say it's not that bad

  3. writinginalaska profile image78
    writinginalaskaposted 7 years ago

    I have been quilting for over 35 years and have made over 300 quilts.  In all that time I have found that many things inspire me to do a quilt.  Here is a list of my inspirations:

    1. the birth of a child, someone getting married, believe it or not the death of someone  ( this is called a mourning quilt) someone's anniversary.   ie the "events" that take place in people's lives
    2. Replicating a photograph or really cool card that i have seen or recieved.
    3.  A specific fabric that I have found while shopping.
    4. to showcase my memories of a vacation
    5. learning a new technique in a class
    6. teaching quilting inspires me to make a quilt or quilt samples for my students
    7. Making charity quilts for a worthy cause.
    8. Feeling somewhat guilty that I have unused fabric in my fabric stash.
    9.   going to a quilt meeting and seeing others people's quilts
    10.  going to a quilt show or museum and seeing others quilts.
    11.  reading quilting magazines.
    12.  sometimes i need no inspiration at all to make a quilt,  it's something i have loved to do for over 30 years and that in itself inspires me. 

    ***   see my hub for pictures of some of the quilts I have done over the years.