Thursday, February 2, 2012
Silva Rhetoricae - Crumbs quilt finish
60.5 x 77", big enough for a twin-size quilt.
Otherwise known as the "Crumbs" quilt. Jo's Country Junction sponsored the quilt-along, and it was an idea I just loved, so I ran with it. I got every student and almost every staff member at Cedar Tree to sign it, and it's been donated to the fundraising auction scheduled for May 11. Here it is, actually at school, where I hung it up on the bulletin board known as "Verbland" for the photo shoot.
I'm thinking a lot about my late mother today. She died of breast cancer on Groundhog's Day 8 years ago. My teaching, my parenting, my crafting, and my writing are so much influenced by her that it's hard sometimes to tell what is uniquely my own. I think she would be pleased with what I'm doing in life and on the internet. But then, she was always an easy sell! I know she would be pleased to learn that the Susan G. Komen foundation has stopped funding Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the country. It should go without saying that fighting breast cancer and killing babies should have nothing in common, but I'm glad Susan G. Komen has recognized that officially and I can support it in good conscience now.