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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Mother Earth and Her Children

One of the many highlights of the Quilt Odyssey quilt show was seeing Sieglinde Schoen Smith and listening to her tell the story of her multi-award winning quilt, Mother Earth and Her Children. It was nice to hear her tell the story of the quilt in person. The idea behind the making of the quilt was to tell a favorite childhood story in the form of a wall hanging for her grandchildren. She began making the quilt without a pattern and a year and one day later, she finally called it finished. It is a remarkable work of art and is a quilt that needs to be seen in person to truly be appreciated, but you can see a nice powerpoint slide show of close-ups of the quilt at the Brecklingpress website.

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