It is official - I suffer from Proquiltinating. It’s a syndrome that involves becoming so wrapped up in working on quilts that you forget about doing the laundry, the dishes or picking up your children from school.
I am completely transported into the space-time continuum – maybe Albert Einstein was a secret quilter! He knew that a person could completely lose complete track of time and space! Being near fabric in your sewing space or in a fabric store – stops time! Nothing else matters!
As you know, I work at Wish Upon A Quilt, and when I’m there – my work doesn’t even feel like work. I could stay there all the time and it’s fun. I’m happy and I am amazed everyday when the workday has come to a close. I think to myself – where has the time gone?
If anyone out there suffers from this syndrome as well – I’d like to hear from you. Is there a cure or a way to at least curb the symptoms! I have a notion that it’s an incurable syndrome – in fact – I don’t think anyone dies saying I wish I’d done more housework, but I can certainly imagine a quilter in the throes of death lamenting she didn’t finish her proverbial “Sistine Chapel” of a quilt.
Some might liken this to an addiction. I can see that. In fact, I am not ashamed to admit it – quilting is my drug!