Monday, May 02, 2011

9/11 :Without Malice - America from the Heart

Without Malice

An appropriate quote for today from a young friend now a PhD who was just starting college when this rocked our world! Thanks for the quote Melinda!
"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

After the tragedy of 9/11 Karey Bresnehan asked for quilters to make quilts for an exhibition to be called America from the Heart about what this tragedy meant to them. We had about a month to make them and send them to Houston where they were displayed at International Quilt Festival.

I was repeatedly impressed, thrilled with the valiant display of American flags waving merrily everywhere you looked, from flag poles, draping buildings, on cars....bravely flying despite the tragedy so I chose our flag for my quilt.

This is painted, thread painted and hand lettered with a quote from Abraham Lincoln from which the name was taken. It also won a First Place in the Quilters of South Carolina State show in miniatures and toured the country with the other quilts from the exhibit America from the Heart which is also a book filled with pictures of these poignant quilts. Click on LOOK INSIDE and search for Margaret Hunt if you want to see it in the book...better yet buy a copy...ten year old book going cheap:> and there are some terrific quilts in it!!

Today seemed to be an appropriate day to again fly the flag on the blog. Perhaps this war that has dragged on and on will now come to an end....we will remember the sacrifice of all that died on 9/11 and those who have died in the war since. Thanks for all they have done and continue to do.

BYTW You can see Ann Flaherty's here .

You can also see Maria Elkins here.

Now WHERE is my copy of the book...I know it's here somewhere!!

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