Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Quilting for Comfort

I'm so excited. I have another commitment for a listening group for the Parliament of World Religions. This one will be in Coker Creek, a hotbed of conservative Christians. The thing is that many of the participants are transplants from other areas of the country. They are a community of quilters who belong to different (or no) churches; their focus is offering children in crisis comfort through handmade quilts. It will be interesting to hear what they have to say about ways they see of healing our mother earth.

I've often wondered how much therapy is actually accomplished through groups of women with needles. I know that some of these women have survived some really tough times through the sharing of their lives with other ladies. I wish that they could quilt their ways to world peace. Maybe comforting with quilts is a way to start.

1 comment:

  1. I am sure Quilting 'parties' as mama called them, have been as good, if not better than a visit to a psychologist.
    Good stuff.