After my article Quilting – Healing Medicine was published in the May, 2017 issue of American Quilter magazine, I received some wonderful comments and feedback from readers.
One lady in particular, Wendy Christian, really touched my heart. As a writer, feedback is so very important – actual proof that someone has read what you have written! Without it, we are basically lost in the woods. Positive or negative, feedback is the only way we really know if anyone has read our words.
Wendy is a quilter who also struggles with the effects of PTSD. In Wendy’s words, “Quilting is my therapeutic escape. Your article touched me in a sense that it helped me realize there are others that use quilting in the same way I do…..as therapy”. I know its true that many suffer alone in silence; feeling their issues are specific only to them. Learning that others struggle in a similar manner is helpful beyond words.
Wendy is working towards an admirable goal – she dreams of opening a quilting retreat for survivors of abuse. A warm and comforting place where educators and counsellors and quilters can gather to learn and sew and heal. I wish her well on her journey.
Here is a cover shot of one of Wendy’s baby quilts, Happy Flowers, published in 2008.
Thanks so much everyone for reading my words.