“For me, sewing and quilting was always a hobby and a passion. As a little girl, staying with my Great Aunt Jessie, sitting by her feet as she sewed quilts and barbie clothes was a fun weekend away. When she passed in December of 1988 those memories were so comforting to me.
Explaining the world of quilting to others can sometimes be challenging. It is hard to express how much love and passion goes into making a quilt for a family member, a friend or a person who is going through a life event. When Damian approached me with the idea of this video, well I was thrilled to say the least. He is someone new to the quilting world, but he understood the value of that love and passion for gift giving to family, friends and people in general.
So, we set out on a journey to make this video. I added a few items to the background for my own nostalgic purposes. The quilt on the back of the couch was made by my Great Aunt Jessie using some of the dresses my mother wore as a child. The ornaments on the Christmas tree belonged to my in-laws, who always encouraged me and were supportive during my quilting journey. All these family members have since passed away. One of the quilts used to make the quilt fort was made by my Aunt Shirley. Thankfully she is still with us happily quilting away.
I am truly blessed to have had all these people in my life. These people have pieced memories that will stay with me for a lifetime. It is my hope that you, too, feel that love and passion for quilting and family as you watch this video.” - Angela