Rachel, at STITCHED IN COLOR http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2013/02/the-post-modern-quilter.html?showComment=1362085851260#c6043964878187375446 had a thoughful entry about making.
In summary she states:
"we bring our diverse dreams and our distinct voices to our art, and we hope to enjoy a nuanced conversation with other makers - all other makers. Because, that conversation will transform us, change us. And growth is always welcome."