Heather shares her experience with the healing power of quilting in this touching interview at QuiltCon West 2016.
"Go Tell It at the Quilt Show!" is a Quilt Alliance project designed to capture the stories of quilts where quiltmakers gather.

#23 Melvin 2016-05-17 07:27
Heather, thank you for sharing your story and your quilt. I lost my younger sister last October. I used making a quilt to cope with the loss too. May God bless your family richly.
#22 Liz Smith 2016-05-16 21:43
I loved the story of your quilt! Quilting allows us to process our lives in a beautiful way.
#21 Kristie 2016-05-16 21:14
Thank you for sharing your story, Heather. I can relate to your experience. I started quilting after my first child was stillborn in 1995, and it really helped me process my grief after that loss, and two subsequent miscarriages. I went on to have two healthy children, now teenagers, but the previous losses are still with me, interwoven into my life. I have found quilting to be therapeutic in difficult times, as you have. Your quilt is beautiful! Keep it up! Congratulations and best wishes to you and your family.
#20 Diane 2016-05-16 16:41
Your story is certainly inspirational and I can relate. I lost my husband suddenly 7 years ago and still deal with his lost. I was told by the therapist to try something new so I started quilting. Still learning so much but I have met so may wonderful quilters and the craft really keeps me busy and challenged especially at night which is the hardest time for me! Thank you for sharing.
#19 Betty 2016-05-16 16:29
What a unique design! I know in just a few short months you will be rocking your baby.
#18 Judy 2016-05-16 16:20
:-) I agree. Quilting is "healing". I have found this in my own life. It is also "stress relieving". Thank you for sharing.
#17 Peggy Johnson 2016-05-16 15:28
What a very special quilt. Thank you for sharing your story.
#16 Suzanne 2016-05-16 14:13
#15 Marge 2016-05-16 13:11
Stitches :-) can heal the heart
#14 Bev 2016-05-16 13:07
Thank you for sharing. Your quilt is beautiful, and will always have special meaning.
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