Angie from Crafted Angles emailed us this quilt a few weeks back. I was really touched by the story that goes with it. Quilting is really a healing process for a lot of us. I know that for myself, crafting, sewing, quilting, I have begun to believe it is an addition for me. I can go to it when I am stressed, or need comfort. I guess there could be worse addictions right? Be sure to visit Angie's cute blog.
This quilt is called “Dragonflies”. It is named after the symbolism that Walter Dudley Cavert illustrated in poem about loved ones that have died and “the fact that we cannot see our friends or communicate with them after the transformation which we call death is no proof that they cease to exist.”
This quilt was given to a family that found comfort with symbolism of the dragonfly after their son/brother passed away. When my brother passed away a year and a half ago, this family provided me a lot of support.
Since I find healing by quilting, I started this quilt last March when I found the perfect dragonfly fabric. After nine months, I finally finished the quilt. It is complete with a pieced backing, a sewn-in label that I designed, double borders, and vibrant colors throughout a diamond pattern.