I had to laugh tonight, I came across a post on Facebook from a woman talking about her art. She shared 26 photos taken of her and her 4 patch quilt and talked about how she’d been doing this for 27 years. It was a nice enough quilt but I admit I shake my head at some quilters who call themselves artists. It seemed pretentious to me. There are certainly quilts that are art and quilters who are artists but those of us who craft … who create warm things for people to wrap up in … I think of us as creative and crafty. I don’t think of us as artists. I guess we can label ourselves whatever we choose but I choose to think of myself as someone who makes pretty blankets!
Mo just turned 3 this week but when she was learning to talk she refused to say Gram … she said everyone else’s name but would not say Gram. As she wrapped up in a quilt I’d made one day, Chris laughed and referred to me as Blankey Ma. She immediate started calling me that with their encouragement and I was OK with it. Is there anything better than a beautiful warm blanket?!
I don’t mean to offend anyone who thinks of themselves or identifies themselves as an artist by this post. It’s just not a title I use or apply to myself and I find it pretentious when applied to someone who makes simple traditional quilts. But isn’t this a gorgeous Hourglass quilt?!!