The quilt top is finished. It’s waiting to be assembled and tied by the quilters at my church.
Every month 7-10 women gather and haul things from the closet and a corner in a Sunday School room so they can work.
One person sews the binding, a few others make a sandwich (quilt top, batting, and backing) and few more slide needles up and through to ‘tie’ the quilt. Someone will cut squares and make packages for others to sew the tops at home.
In October, the finished quilts are shipped to Lutheran World Relief where they are handed out to those who need them.
It’s a fun project and I’m glad to be a small part in helping someone stay warm.
My son painted this for his one person art show. I stood in front of it for a long time wishing I had more money. I really wanted to bring this home with me. It would have been perfect hanging in my writing office. There are so many dimensions to it besides the art techniques–which are amazing.
As I look at it I want to know who is behind that red curtain and why? Why is she so much more upset than he is? Does he know she’s upset? Is he trying to find an answer in a book? Do these problems happen often and is that why there are tabs marking possible solutions in the book?
And what about those geese flying through the room? Are they real or just a symptom of reoccurring problems these two have?
Andy, my son has a talent telling a story through his chosen medium. I know where the painting is going and I’m happy. It’s going where it will be appreciated. Meanwhile I am saving my money for the next great painting that grips me the way this one does.
Our bedroom is almost done by following the Nate Berkus savings plan. I’ve re-purposed, painted, saved week to week and used MYPOINTS to get gift cards from Overstock.com to change our ‘okay’ room into one I love to wake-up in every morning.