next time someone asks why i quilt this will be my answer:
(thanks to Bobbi over at the APQS chat for this. it's in her signature)
TIME cannot be influenced by Mankind. It gives each of us a beginning, and an end. And this makes us question the significance of what comes between. BUT if you can create something time cannot erode, something which ignores the eccentricities of particular eras or moments, something truly timeless, THIS, THEN, IS THE ULTIMATE VICTORY!
it's the perfect way to explain it, IMHO