Friday, December 18, 2009

little hopes



"Little Hopes" rather than little hope. I've been invited to teach a workshop this spring to create little quilts such as this one. Originally the little quilt in the photograph was made as an atc and one similar to it was given to the person who is coordinating this spring event. In the context of the setting, a wellness retreat, I'm thinking of naming them "little hopes." Part of my inspiration comes from some experiences in which the only way to move forward was a tiny bit at a time, a little hope at a time.

12 comments:

Eva said...

How sweet. Sometimes I feel I have to concentrate on a tiny coloured spot to make it my flying carpet.

Bea said...

What a wonderful idea. A friend of mine makes little quilts, like baby doll size and gives them to a group of mothers that have lost babies. She said, it's amazing how just holding something like a little quilt, makes a person feel some hope and love. :)Bea

Mrs Moen said...

Congratulations, I would love to be a part of your class!
I know what you mean about all the little hopes that we have to hold onto sometimes. There is so much therapy in creating.

Suzanne Kistler said...

"Little Hopes" :) I like that. :)

I often make small quilted cards for friends ("quiltlets") and find that they make perfect gifts, especially for those whose space is limited. Let us know how the class goes...

patstudio said...

love little quilt; great big hopes....

ParisMaddy said...

Congratulations and best of luck with this wonderful venture. It's a good thing. I bet this would be a start towards healing for many people.

P.S. Hope is my favourite word---esperanza.

Mary said...

That's great! I like the name "little hopes". That is a very pretty atc. I love working small. Are you getting the snow yet? It's still going strong here.

Deborah said...

Thank you to all of you! And yes, we are in the middle of a snow storm here!

Christine Thresh said...

The little hopes are so dear.

sewpam63 said...

Congratulations Deborah!!! What a wonderful, thoughtful, purposeful, artistic healing path and journey. I admire your courage and your creativity.

Deborah said...

Thank you!

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