Christine, from Washington DC sent me this photo of her potholder in her kitchen. It think it fits wonderfully into her wall collage.
I started making the potholders as “mini quilts”. The idea was that if someone liked my quilts, but couldn’t afford them, they could have an inexpensive piece of functional art to remind them of the quilts. The potholder seemed the perfect solution. It was something I knew I would buy and, like a dishtowel, if you have a kitchen, you can use a potholder. Once I started making them, I found I really enjoyed it and people wanted them.
I also believe in the idea of surrounding ourselves with beauty as much as possible. And it doesn’t have to be expensive or decadent, it can be as simple as a colorful potholder.