This is the end of the blog tour for Wanderlust Quilts! I hope that you’ve had a chance to acquaint yourself with the other hoppers, because all of them are passionate people who love quilts and quilters, and I admire them all so , so much!
I wanted to share with you today what may have been the unrecognized motivator for my own journey of understanding the world:
Yep. That’s the Parthenon alright, but in Nashville, TN, where I grew up. Originally constructed for the Tennessee’s Centennial Exposition in 1897, they recast it (quite literally, with giant molds) in concrete to make it a permanent structure, while all of the other Wonders at the Expo were removed. It’s a 1:1 model, with all details intact, and has casts of the sculpture from the pediments inside. It also has the largest indoor statue in the Western world: Athena stands to the ceiling inside this building, and gives a crazy sense of scale when you consider the original was made out of chryselephantine, i.e. gold and ivory.
Some things stick with us, and for me, in this moment as I look at myself in the daffodils, it’s that we human beings seek ties to the others humans around us, past, present, and future. We seek to make connections that allow us to fit into a grander scheme, the bigger picture, asserting our independence and our shared experiences at the same time. It’s like one of those art projects with the string and nails, where we each put our nail in to provide for the shape, but how the string is wound from point to point gives it the form.
I hope that Wanderlust Quilts gets you excited about these points and that thread in your own life, that you try the techniques and tell your own stories, make your own connections, put that into the world around you. Creating is a gift, and I’d like to give you the chance to win a gift from me: a copy of Wanderlust Quilts and a mini quilt that was the seed for one of the quilts in the book.
There are 3 ways to enter, some that have more weight than others! Leave a comment below telling me how you choose to tell your story through the work of your hands, and then get 5 more chances to win using the instructions at the following link to the Rafflecopter giveaway.
Thank you, to everyone, who has supported me on this journey, and it is my greatest wish that I can support you, in yours. Happy quilting!