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Re: [AL] Quiltmakers of Gees Bend
In Response To: [AL] Quiltmakers of Gees Bend ()

This morning is cold and damp. Yet I feel warm, as if the quilts on the computer screen have jumped out and wrapped themselves around me, as if my grandmas themselves have fussed over me and tucked me into a worn quilt. My heart feels healed. As a child I sat under the quilt frames of my mother's church sewing circle and heard the muffeled voices and laughter above me. I felt secure, tented by their love and hemmed into their stories. I feel that now. My grandmas would have had their opinions about the choices of colors, the quality of the quilting, the piecing. They would have known that so-and-so at such-and-such a church would have made a prettier quilt, not so crazy, would have matched the lines, and sold it at the


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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