In this five-year project to document mom’s quilts (in full disclosure, I certainly haven’t worked on this full time for five years!), I have reached out many times to mom’s circle of quilting friends for clues and advice. These were people who took her classes, made quilts for her books, joined her on adventures, and fed her creative spirit. They are people who reached out with love and unfailingly supported our family when Mom died.

I’m not a quilter, and sometimes I wonder if I have irritated the heck out of them with my questions. But they are always patient with me and always willing to share.

Today’s my day to express my deep love for quilters – those I know and all of those I don’t.