"Sacred Orb" was designed by Terrie Kralik, Moose Country Quilts. This is the pattern I used to make my Market Place India quilt. It will be auctioned and the money raised will go to a group of women in India. (If you missed that post you can click here to read it.)
Before I share my finished quilt....I have to tell you I'm a guest blogger....for the first time....over at Stash Manicure. If you are not tired of seeing my "type talk" head over wave at me...LOL.
The quilting is barely noticeable unless you are very close to the quilt. I wanted the fabric to do the speaking not the quilting. All of the embroidery you see was on the fabrics that I started with. I am delivering it tomorrow and of course I'll be sad having it go....and joyful that I've had this opportunity. This is the dedication I've written:
When I heard about making quilts from the fabrics that other women had made clothing from I was intrigued. The women who made these articles of clothing and household goods are very good seamstresses. I know they could easily make much more impressive quilts than the one I have made. At the same time, I can imagine it would not feel very good to get the clothing and household goods back and attempt to then make a quilt with them.Smiles,
There was a win/win solution suggested and I agreed to be a part of the process. Quilters in the US could agree to make a quilt from these ladies lovely creations and then the quilts could be auctioned and the money would go back to support those women who had originally made the clothing and household goods. Women helping women.....a wonderful solution to show the connectedness of women across cultures and continents.
I chose a pattern by, Terrie Kralik, Moose Country Quilts, (Bonners Ferry, ID), "Sacred Orb." I have named the quilt that I have made "Passing the Sacred Orb." The circle symbolizes our connectedness too one another and reverently dedicated to the spirit of women.