I just finished watching a very interesting episode of the PBS show Frontline. The title of the episode was "Digital Nation." It originally aired on Feb. 2, 2010. I watched it through Netflix. We recently purchased a new Blue Ray player that came with the ability to access Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Picasa, and several other online sites. Along with the player came a free two weeks Netflix membership. We signed up for the "one DVD at a time and the ability to stream as much as we want" membership. I watched the Digital Nation on TV streamed through Netflix. I am seriously considering canceling our cable TV service, ... but I digress.
The Frontline episode was very interesting and thought provoking and well done. I expect no less from PBS. If you have an opportunity to watch the episode, I recommend it.
What does this have to do with quilting? Absolutely nothing. And everything. I have been thinking a lot lately about why I quilt (or craft). Is it just to make stuff? I don't think so because I could buy a quilt for a lot less than it costs me to make one. I haven't got a concise answer to that question yet but I believe it has something to do with the act of making something that takes time and is hand-made, one-of-a-kind. In this digital age in which I literally have the world at my finger tips when I'm online, there is something therapeutic about this process of making a quilt. Why do you quilt (or craft)?