Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Another challenge quilt to share

"Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.  You wait and watch and work; you don't give up."  (Anne Lamott in Bird by Bird:  Some Instructions on Writing and Life)

Quilt Pixie Donna set up an online fabric swap recently.  I was paired with Claire in California (she is not yet a blogger).  I fell in love with one small piece she sent me, and this quilt grew from that scrap and others she shared, plus a bit of my own stash ... and when I told Claire about the quilt and the quote I plan to put on the back (see above), she replied that she had used the fabric to make a celebratory wall quilt for her sister after the completion of cancer chemo... Gwen Marston styled stars with fussy cut cranes in the star centers.  I got goosebumps, to say the least.

So, here is my next Priority Hope Challenge Quilt, The Dawn Will Come, ready for registration after the AAQI folks return from Houston.

Quiltdivajulie

p.s.  And I incorporated the dragonfly fabric because it tied in so perfectly with the thoughts of hope ~

 "Dragonflies are reminders that we are light and can reflect the light in powerful ways, if we choose to do so.  "Let there be light" is the divine prompting us to use the creative imagination as a force within your life.  They help you to see through your illusions and allow your own light to shine in a new vision."


3 comments:

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

beautiful.

Magpie Sue said...

I first saw this on your blog. Liked it then, like it now! I appreciate you sharing the info about the symbolism of dragonflies too.

angelabe said...

Complimenti, è molto bello!