The young woman who penned these words is a favourite of mine. She’s one of those young folk who help me believe that all is right with the world, because someday, this woman, and folks like her … will be in charge!
Saturday, 21 August 2021
Monday, 16 August 2021
I started piecing this quilt to keep my hands, my head, and my heart busy during the two weeks leading up to my Liver Transplant. I was filled with so many thoughts, feelings, emotions, scenarios and I just decided that I needed to find a way to be rid of all of that, and to focus on finding comfort.
This piece brought that comfort, and continues to fill me with comfort.
It is non-conventionally pieced using traditional Japanese yarn dyed fabrics. I didn’t use traditional seamed piecing because I wanted the quilt to fray and soften and have the comfort of my oldest and softest blue jeans.
While I was in surgery, my quilter, Deanna Gaudaur ( quintestudios.com ) quilted it for me.
As soon as I got home I washed it, dried it, and then spent the night wrapped in its comfort.
It is perfect.
I am excited to have a quilt featured in A Needle Pulling Thread again.
This time it is in Brandy Maslowski’s column More Joy, Less Overwhelm.
I first met Brandy when she interviewed me for her Quilter On Fire Podcast series. She is a fabulous woman and a real asset to the quilting world.
What I like best about her column though is her description of me as a quilt maker …
‘Bill Stearman is a Quiltmaker living in Picton, Ontario who turns a difficult conversation on its head, makes it into a quilt and tells a beautiful story.’
I LOVE that! Someone who gets me.