This past weekend I attended our family reunion on my mother’s side down at my cousin’s house in the outskirts of the Cities. I had a really had a great time. While I was there I handed out a few of my homemade business cards for Bernström Quilt Works to a few select members of my family, because if you need to start somewhere, trust family and then trust friends.
While conversing with my cousin Tom he made an observation about quilts being a craft, and I clarified my sense that what I was doing was art, not craft. Yes, on the whole quilting can be considered craft, but what qualifies quilting as art? I want to spend some time here in this Blog to address how this distinction applies to what I am attempting to achieve.