If I Was a Quilter…
This quilt is entitled Liberty Jack. It was created by Janey Forgan and was featured in a V&A exhibition. The entire quilt is done in Liberty of London fabric (yes, same company of a recent collaboration with Target). A quick google search turned up some background information: Appartently, the thought behind the quilt is to represent English society and how new people, coming from other countries, all bring their own way of life to the country and leave their own imprint on society.
When I saw this picture, it was love at first sight! And after doing research on it, I really like what it represents – both something quintessentially and traditionally English (the Liberty of London print, the Union Jack) and an inclusion of different people groups within the UK. I like this because I like tradition and I like how identity can be connected with history. Yet, I also think this can lead to an attitude of exclusion if taken too far. But I really like inclusion and the embracing of new influences.
And also the design is just great and I’d love to cuddle up in this.
So, if I was a quilter…this is the quilt I’d like to make.
And maybe I should walk my talk and start learning how to quilt. Yesterday, I wrote about actually spending time on your dreams. Well, one of the things that, I kid you not, is pretty much on my mind every day, is that I want to sew more and be creative with fabrics. Yet, I don’t make the time for it. I told you my dreams aren’t always very big…But actually making time for this would be big for me. So, I guess acknowledging this is the first step to moving forward, right?