Saturday, May 24, 2008

Peace by Piece

I am part of a wonderful quilting group that we call "Peace by Piece". This week marked one of the final meetings of our group featuring our friend and quilting teacher Charlotta. In honor of all that she has taught us (and as a housewarming gift for her new farmhouse in Kentucky) we made her pillows.

The subject of the pillows are hilarious and perfect, featuring two of Charlotta's favorite things: zebras and Diet Coke with Lime. The back side of the pillows were pieced with fabric from each of the quilts we have been working with Charlotta's guidance. One of our recent lessons included instruction on the importance of properly labeling our work for posterity. We came up with our own "logo", our hands positioned in peace signs and held together in the shape of a star. Peace by Piece, see.

It was a great group project for Mica, Ela, Kirsten, Marie and I. We worked so well together, seamlessly, really (you're allowed to groan), each of our talents and strengths completing another person's. It is a rare experience to be able to work collectively on a single project with a group of women and I treasured this experience.


Beck said...

I am so inspired by this!

Unknown said...

I love how your blog serves as a running history of so many lovely and important things... and I love that this moment found its place on it. It was a really good one. and you capture it so well. yay!