I’m off to Austin for Quiltcon and I’m so excited! This is the second Quiltcon to have happened and I went two years ago and can’t wait for this one to start. I never even blogged about the last Quiltcon which is strange. It was such a huge experience that I think it felt overwhelming even to write about. I went to three workshops and met so many people and saw all the beautiful quilts that were displayed. I had a quilt exhibited.
This is me at the moment I found out that my quilt had been given the “Judge’s Choice” ribbon. I really can’t put it into words, but I think you can see it in my face – disbelief, surprise… you name it. What an honor and a thrill! Picture was taken by my homegirl Emily Sardo @seventeenandem
This year at Quiltcon, I am a maker participant again. My quilt reflects something that is very important to me and reflects my stance on equality.
My quilt depicts the symbol for marriage equality in our country. For me personally, it’s important to stand up for anyone who doesn’t have the same privilege as I do in terms of who one can marry, and who one cannot. I pieced this quilt in the days following the announcement in the news that the Supreme Court would be ruling on the Defense of Marriage act which prevented same sex marriage. I literally put in the last stitches the day that DOMA was ruled as unconstitutional and I rejoiced in my heart and celebrated.
What I know to be true in life is that who you love and choose to spend your life with is a crucial part of who we are and that all love is good and beautiful. This is my message. Literally. The quilting is text and it reads: Love is Love.