Monday, October 15, 2007
A quilt square collaboration
Back in June I posted photos of a little square I beaded which was to be included in a larger quilt square. I collaborated with 2 friends of mine on this one and a third was kind enough to add the charms.
This was made for a couple that are very dear to all of us, for their western themed room. The square is about 14 inches not including the dowel from which it hangs. My friend Bobbie in Oregon picked out the fabric and sent me a little square to bead. Once I was done with the beading, I sent it back to her to work her quilting magic. Sammie from Washington contributed the charms and it was then sent on to Anne in Minnesota to add the embroidery and the dowel, she also attached the charms.
I am so pleased with the results. This is our fourth quilt square collaboration, each one has been a joy to help create.
If you are interested, you can see the other quilt squares here. You will need to scroll down toward the bottom of the post for the photos.
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman