My name is Erin and I make quilts. I’ve been making them in some shape or form since I was four years old. Since then I’ve learned a few things and tried my hand at a few more, but I kept coming back to quilts.
Why quilts? Sure, they can keep you warm - which is important here in Winnipeg - but they are also so much more. In a culture where everything seems to be trending towards disposable, quilts are timeless, they are made to last a lifetime and then some. They are a way to breathe new life into old fabrics already rich with life experience. Quilts are made to be passed down and cherished, a textile embodiment of home, of memories, of tradition and sentiment. They are a combination of function, art, history, and culture. For me quilts are full of the good feelings that come from things you know are made to endure. I hope you feel the same.