Blogger’s Quilt Festival
November 3, 2010
Have you heard of the Fall Blogger’s Quilt Festival, an event run by Amy of Amy’s Creative Side? It’s an online festival where people submit images, along with the story, behind a quilt they have made. You must check it out. The most beautiful quilts are on display. I’ve decided to enter my butterfly migration quilt.
What does migration mean to you? Yes, I know the literal term means the moving of an animal or a species from one location to another. I’m talking on a more symbolic level though.
Have you ever seen a flock of migrating geese or a swarm of migrating butterflies? In that moment, besides feeling a sense of awe and amazement, what did you feel? Really, think back.
Well, for me, migration symbolizes change, a new stage in life, moving ahead, towards a goal, or a specific destination.
When I came up with the idea for this butterfly migration quilt, my life was in the middle of a pretty big “migration” itself. I was contemplating quitting my job, and instead following something my heart was saying. As my hands created this quilt, really it was just creating something my heart and my head was feeling.
Instead of migrating away from home though, I feel like I found my place.
I found something I didn’t know I was missing, until it was literally in my hands.