I read this letter from Kurt Vonnegut to a group of students from Xavier High School here in NY
In particular it is this passage:
Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.
That speaks to this quilters soul.
Dear Quilters I can not add to Mr. Vonnegut’s words of wisdom here.
I can only offer that our own inner negative voices are an important part of who we are as quilt makers. They give us information to help us grow and become and understand the places that can use some improvement.
Just go create quilts for the sheer experience of doing it. Mr. Vonnegut goes on to say:
You will find that you have already been gloriously rewarded for your poem. You have experienced becoming, learned a lot more about what’s inside you, and you have made your soul grow.
Change the word poem to quilt and enjoy the experience of learning.