Most everything about a quilt can be a metaphor for change and healing in a person's life. The pieces of fabric alone each have their own shape and character. Cut from new or old pieces of cloth, scraps of fabric can symbolize parts of ours lives, a feeling we are 'falling to pieces', or of fragmentation or disconnect from ourselves, our experiences or the people around us. The thread is the healing, how simple and slight this fiber is, and yet it binds it all together with a simple loop. The thread is the connection that pulls us together again and binds our souls to our experiences and the people around us. Healing is attending to our hearts, sewing the pieces together, one stitch, one thought, one feeling at a time. Each of the pieces are lovingly drawn together until they form a new, uniquely heart-sewn quilt. Join me in 'quilt making', scraps made whole again.
What will you do with your scraps?
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