My almost Son-in Law was in my studio looking at some of the things that I have done in preparation for the wedding. He started talking to me about the few quilts he saw hanging after I showed him the photo of the wedding quilt I made for them. Out of everyone in my family, he is the only one that has ever gone beyond the "ooohh that's nice" remark. I know that my family likes the quilts that I make for them. It is enough for me to see how much they use them to know that. But this guy went beyond that. He actually asked me how they were made, and wanted to know what "Best use of Embellishments" meant on one of my first place ribbons. Instead of trying to explain, I got out the quilt that won that ribbon.
He just LOVED the quilt. He liked the bright colors on black, I showed him all of the symbols, and explained what they meant. He loved it so much he took a photo of it with his phone. This morning he told me that my quilts were "the most amazing artwork I have ever seen!" Of course, I told him that the quilt will belong to him when they get settled.
I explained my quilt "Out of the Darkness Into God's Light" and how special it is to me as
I don't think anyone in my family actually knows the reasons behind these quilts and how much they mean to me. I just never thought they showed the interest. Can't see the forest for the trees or something. But is is going to be nice to have someone in the family that, so far, shows a keen interest in what I'm doing. I showed him a Marine quilt that I was planning on making for him. He actually showed enough interest that he suggested a change in colors to give that dark background and bright colors that he likes.
This is going to be fun. Maybe he would like to learn how to quilt...