That was a question asked by Judy of Patchwork Times fame.
While I was working in the studio on Sunday I turned that question over in my mind to see if I could get a concise answer.
I quilt for the same reason I knit and sew garment and bead and tat and do needlepoint and cross stitch.
When I hold a needle in my hand I am connected back through time with all the other women that have made their homes more cheerful and comfortable by stitching. I have one cross stitch sampler that says:
"In the rhythm of the needle there is music for the soul."
For me the rhythm of the needle is relaxation.