Wednesday, 29 August 2018
This quilt replaces one that we wore out on our bed. We share our bed with an active Dachshund, a Basset Hound who likes to dig, and a black cat with claws to exercise. Together, the five of us have worn out one bedspread in four years. It was the second quilt that I ever made.
But, we've worn it out with the love that comes with a family bed!
When it was time for a new one, I turned to my favourite fabric in the world. It is a Tanzanian batik, made by a woman who supports her family through her work, which is fair traded and ends up with my friend Michelle, at Kallisti Quilts. Michelle has become a friend and I love to buy from her. She always makes me smile. And when I work with this fabric, I can hear the woman who made the fabric humming as she works. And I sing as well.
The fabric ... this quilt ... and where it is ...
This quilt is one, large, double disappearing nine patch block.
It's purpose is to show the power that we each have if we speak our truth, call out inappropriate behaviour, question what we don't think is right, and generally loose our fear to speak. Each of our voices will inspire another, and another, and another ... until it is a chorus, and change happens.
Quilted by Deanna Gaudaur, who added her power through quilting to the message.