When I made this quilt, I wrote this prayer to go with it.
Mother Earth, Queen of Heaven,
we celebrate with your many names.
Within the earth that is your body,
the waters of your living womb,
the air that is your sacred breath,
and the fire that is your radiant spirit
life is born, grows, dies and is reborn.
Instill in us an awareness of
the cycles and rhythms of nature.
As seeds sprout in the spring,
so should the inspiration of new ideas.
From summers fiery heat we shall
harness positive energy and
celebrate the abundance around us.
When the days grow short in the fall
we will listen to the wise intuitive inner voice
and honor our feelings.
During winters cold days and long nights
we will acknowledge our bodies wisdom
and the healing power of dreams.
The moons celestial light and sacred dark
keep us in balance as our bodies cycle in harmony.
We will dance around the tree of life
listening to your leaves whisper words of wisdom,
and celebrate your abundant beauty.
this quilt is machine appliqued, hand dyed, hand painted, and machine quilted. 59″ x 59″ 1999
This quilt was used as the theme of a March of Dimes benefit in Austin, TX called A Stitch in Time, as the featured art is was auctioned off and half the proceeds went to the March of Dimes. I am very happy that it is in the collection of my good friend Frances Holliday Alford.