New Wave set. To say I was excited would be an understatement. I feel like a "real" quilter now.
Not too long ago I revamped my Etsy shop and listed a few of my homeless quilts for sale. Like most quilters, I give almost all of my quilts away. Most of them are destined for a particular home before I even start on them. The time and effort I pour into making a quilt that I hope the owner will enjoy are a dedication to that person. Most people have never had a quilt that was made just for them and I earnestly hope that every quilt I give will be loved and enjoyed in its new home.
I had held off on trying to sell any of my "extra" quilts because I was afraid it would feel impersonal, to sell something that really ought to be a gift. But... The piles of quilts around the house were getting out of hand and I could use some extra funds. Besides, I hate having homeless quilts sitting around. Quilts need to have a home and a purpose, they aren't made to it on a shelf. So, I listed three quilt for sale and after a few weeks this one sold.
I was surprised, although maybe I shouldn't be, that I feel just as excited for this quilt to go to its new owner, a stranger, as I do when I give a quilt to a friend! I can't wait for it to arrive at its new home and for them to enjoy it. Rather than feeling like I sold a quilt, I feel like it was adopted. My homeless quilt has a home, where it will be loved for years to come. Can anyone else identify with this feeling?