I saw video below on another blog and it so precisely explains "Why I Quilt" that I had to share it. I happen to be a painter also. Each process is creative, each process feeds my soul and my need to create. Why do I "need" to create? I was reading a book by Madeleine L'Engle ("Walking on Water") and found that "why" in the text. For me, it explains why in a way that makes sense. I don't have the exact quote, but it goes something like this: I am created in the image of God, the creator. I am in the image of a creator so to fulfill that image, I NEED to create.
Okay, here is the video of Bonnie Hunter explaining why she quilts. Just imagine it is me saying the same things.