Inspired by historical quilts, this piece was my own interpretation of the act of slowly piecing together segments to create a larger whole. I consider this to be a labor of love, deliberately taking each soft linen piece and stitching them together in a repetitive motion. This act felt similar to the process of growing as a person; each piece of fabric a building block in the formation of a complete person. It made me think about the people in my life who have helped shape me and helped me grow. Each machine embroidered piece on silk organza is a nod to vital people in my life, each object personal symbolism that I relate to them.