Thursday, April 13, 2006
In The Company of Women
Today was my Calendar Girls meeting. We get together once a month, just to chat & laugh, & share our passion for quilting. I love being with this group of women. I'm the baby of the group, at almost 52. Today I learned some new things about some of them. Things I never knew about them.
One talked about her son, who had died at the age of 35, from AIDS. I never even knew she had another son before. He had grown up being pushed into playing football, & being macho, & getting married, then at the age of 30, he left his wife & child, & told the world he was gay. 5 years later he was dead.
Another talked about a 1st husband she'd never mentioned before. How he made a habit of cheating, then one day he went to another country for his job, & while there went out with another woman, only to find out once he got intimate with her that she wasn't a girl at all! He was quite surprised.
We also talked about copyrights, quilting, & health issues & moving away, & friendship. I love these women.
The quilt I'm posting today, is the one I made for the APNQ, Wish You Were Here Exhibit. It was the 2nd one I made, as the 1st was stolen from a mailbox in Seattle. It will be up for auction in August. I made it in memory of my sister-in-law Peggy, who died from breast cancer. It is made in 2 parts, to be hung separate or together. It's name is Mizpah! The butterfly was made with my free motion thread play, it was NOT digitized.