Happy Independence Day!
Today may be a good day to take a bit of time and read the Declaration of Independence. If history matters, if the principles on which our country was founded matter, I feel we should start teaching these truths to our children and grandchildren. In most schools, history is either not being taught or has been revised to support an agenda that I do not agree with. So, on this Independence Day, I’ve begun to research books that I can get and read to Addie to be sure she will at least know some basic history, which may have been revised beyond recognition by the time history is taught in her classroom.
Through the years, I’ve made hundreds of quilts. Last night I was thinking about this blog post and four quilts come to mind as quilts I’ve made that really mean a lot to me. This is one of the four and the name of this quilt is Celebration of Freedom. I think I made this quilt in 2005 and as I think back to how much the world has changed in these 14 years, it’s almost hard to believe. There was a time when Vince and I would talk about things that might happen and I’d always say “Will we see this in our lifetime?” and Vince would say no. Now, almost every one of those things we thought we’d never see, we’re seeing.
I think our crafts are what may keep us sane through the changing times. Just seeing this quilt makes me want to get back to quilting.
As with the other three quilts of the four that are special to me, there’s a long story behind this one and it’s been told many times before but Independence Day couldn’t come and go without me sharing it again.
The quilt was donated to be auctioned. If anyone doesn’t know the story and wants to read it, you can read the story here.
I have another one started because I really want one of my own. Maybe someday I’ll quilt again and if I do, I’m going to find this project and finish it.