Quilting for Sanity

Hi. I have been struggling to hold it together. Here I am. A brown woman in America, raising two girls, building a small handmade business, trying (and failing) to stay positive hopeful semi-sane in this current political climate. It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned anything political here, which is nuts because it is on my mind all day and night. I’m trying to keep my business separate but it isn’t, is it? I can’t separate my business from current events any more than I can separate the melanin from my body. And in both cases, I wouldn’t want to. img_5310

When it all becomes too much, I turn to quilt block construction. I don’t sell quilts. It’s just for me. Small fussy-cuts, small pieces fitting together to build something larger. It’s an obvious metaphor. It is my happy space. My meditation. What do you do for self-care? (I also find wine and positive small actions toward change help too. Hoping these emails, postcards, and phone calls all come together to make a beautiful quilt block of awesome-er America.)


Be well and have a great day. ❤


10 thoughts on “Quilting for Sanity

  1. Lots of love & hugs to you momma. You’re doing a great job as a woman, a mom, a wife, a business owner, a super citizen. Continue inspiring others and making the world beautiful with your blogs, posts, smile and talent.

  2. Big hugs. I’ve been having s hard time too! Thinking of getting your quilting cookbook. Sounds fun! Lately my distractions have been knitting and my countdown until I get wine again 🙂

  3. My distractions have been reading good books and writing. I bought a resistance band so I can start building muscles to slow down my over-active brain.

    In my town, a former Syrian refugee (who makes the best falafel I have ever eaten in my LIFE) held a fundraiser from 6-9 at his restaurant this past Tuesday. He served his last customer at 12:30am. My friend waited in line for 5 hours, and was happy to do it. The fundraiser is for a refugee assistance program that teaches new Americans how to drive and how to live in this crazy culture. He raised not only awareness of the program, but also over $8000. Good news is so necessary right now!

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