Dana Sitar (Blog Writer)
Nov 19, 2011
An Interview with Sherri Lynn Wood
Part 1/2: The quiltmaker teaches us how the craft can guide us through the grieving process
I first discovered the craft of passage quilting just a few months ago when I featured artist Sherri Lynn Wood here at SevenPonds, and I was very excited to invite her to chat with us more in-depth about the process.
DANA: How does passage quilting help guide people through the bereavement process?
SHERRI: Quiltmaking has historically been a part of women’s storytelling and women’s expression. People have always made quilts as memorials to lost loved ones, whether they have thought of the process or not.
The process is really about relationships, and there are parallels in the process of making the quilt to the bereavement process. Creating the quilt creates a safe container for people to stay grounded while they process their grief. They can focus on learning real skills – sewing, putting together the materials, learning the craft – to couch and to reflect the internal process:
Read the full article at SevenPonds Blog