My quilt, “A Poppy for Mother” is much more than a pretty flower. It contains all the feelings and emotions I was going thru during this time in my life. While I was working on this piece my life was out of control. My days were chaotic. It was only late at night that I found peace, quiet and solitude. For me stitching is meditative and very therapeutic. Stitching really does mend the soul. The process of making this quilt helped me deal with my grief.
A little bit about the show…..
For the exhibit, quilts are divided into categories based on theme. These are Expressions of Joy, Spirituality, Inspiration, Grief, Healing and Peace/Brotherhood. The artwork themes provide thought-provoking insights, encouragement, inspiration and healing responses to grief and human hardships. It has attracted a wide array of visitors and has proved appropriate for all ages from young teens to seniors. The exhibit is a positive influence on the human spirit, giving joy as well as addressing concerns of the soul and mind.
The show does not emphasize any particular religion or theology but conveys the spirituality, healing and inspirational messages that transcend all people.
Several locations have already enthusiastically agreed to host the 40 piece travel exhibit and other venues are still in the works. My piece will be part of the traveling exhibit. The dates and locations committed so far are:
- September 2015 – Flint Festival of Quilts, Flint Presbyterian Church, Flint MI
- November 2015 – Central Presbyterian Church, Atlanta GA
- February 2016 – Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena CA
- May 2016 – Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Hayesville NC
Hope you can take in the show. Below is a link to the travel book. My piece is on page 19.