Quilt Storytelling Cultura: The magic of making Quilts
23 juni 2022 
5 min. read

Quilt Storytelling Cultura: The magic of making Quilts

Learning how to quilt is a process. Same as all creative outlets in life.


Quilt Storytelling at Cultura Ede with my Scrap Quilt

Storytelling as a way to grow

Learning how to quilt is a process

Same as all creative outlets in life.

Creativity, and therefore art, is a way to both expand your skills and to grow as a person.

That's why I focus my classes on joy, finding your own creative voice, meaning making and slowing down, talking you step by little step through the process of quilting.  Quilting and creativity is not something you can do 'wrong', however it can feel like you're messing up when you focus on the outcome instead of the process and the story you want to share.

Magic of Quilts story with patchwork dromedary at Cultura Ede

Sharing my process with Quilt Storytelling

That is also why, today, I share with you the video of my first live Quilt Storytelling event.

Because it's not perfect. And because it's still a beautiful story. The story came from the heart. So the fact that my story could have been told with deeper metaphors, more expression or a clearer structure doesn't matter. It came from the heart and was shared with the intention to share and connect.  

I also share the video because I was terrified and did it anyway. Because that's how you get yourself at a place where you can do more and more scary things and bloom as the person you are: by taking the first step, no matter how small or big it is and keep going.

I also share this video because I want you to know that you can do anything you want. 

Quilt storytelling - Patchwork heart at Cultura Ede

Start with a small quilt and grow from there

It's all about starting small and keep on going.  A quilt isn't made in a day, and a story isn't shared in one single evening. 

The magic is in the process, and by sharing in openness and vulnerability.

Because sharing your story in openness and vulnerability with others will give them hope and the confidence to share their own story as well. 

Quilt stories - Scrap quilt at Cultura Ede

I'll keep on sharing the stories of my quilts and their magic 

I am going to keep on telling the story of the magic of quilting. Not in perfection, but in openness, vulnerability and by sharing my story in any way I can, so others will also see what the magic of quilting can do for them.

Watch the video here:

Discussion:

-> What scares you, but is something you really want to do? Let me know in the comments. 


Because sharing your story in openness and vulnerability with others will give them hope and the confidence to share their own story as well.


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About the author
Quilting has made me a stronger, more developed, and joyful person, and I've seen the same in many other people. Creativity is key to finding joy in life. There are many ways of being creative, I am your teacher in the quilting fabrication department.
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