Last April I attended a big quilting expo in Salt Lake City and took three classes from Georgia Stull. I learned several new longarm quilting techniques from Georgia and heard her speak of “bless your heart quilts.” Bless your heart quilts are quilts that folks make with lots of love but maybe not lots of precision; the seams may be wonky, points not sharp, or one side is longer than the other. This description made me laugh and nod with understanding.
Often my customers come into my office and apologize for their quilts because they are not perfect. HA! I say, who cares? I tell them that the longarm quilting of their quilt is the frosting on the cake, but it’s not the cake. They took hours and hours of their time to choose a pattern, pick out fabric, cut the quilt pieces, lovingly sew the pieces together, press their tops, choose a backing, and THEN bring it to me to add the stitch design. Their hearts should be blessed for all their efforts! Quilts are touch-able, display-able, cuddle-able little gifts we give to those we love.