There are two prizes for the grand finale.
The first prize is a copy of Using Textile Arts and Handcrafts in Therapy with Women by Ann Futterman Collier. Dr. Collier wrote this book to help mental health professionals incorporate textiles into their art therapy programs, but it is written in terms that anyone can understand, especially those of us who have stories about how quilts brought healing to our lives. I am one of several artists interviewed in the book. To win this book, please share a personal story here about the healing aspects of quilts by midnight EST on Thursday, January 31. I will award the book to my favorite story. If that sounds hard, I will tell you that someone already posted a suggestion that I award prizes to the person with the most creative story.
The second prize is four fat quarters of hand-dyed fabrics (colour choices are yours). These can be won by being the first person to leave a post saying you want them!