The store had beautiful quilts,,, hanging full length from folding stands... a house-like setting with rooms and antique Singer treadle machines. Later - it was gone.... and I learned of Judy Howard on the net. I saw her book publications.... didn't participate. Just put it off. I would see Judy at quilt shows, we made intro's and-again-- she was genuine and friendly.
My Proud Masterpiece !
As time moved along, we'd see each other and chit-chat. As I surfed...
This easily led to mixed emotions of Black enclisted men and women....... serving on foreign soil... and always seeking justice in the USA. I chatted in an e-mail to Judy, she said that she didn't have many (or any?) African American quilts represented.... so I jumped at the sober opportunity to put my feelings into a quilt..... And to top it off... 2009 is Post-Obama Election Victory!
ps.... Youngest daughter (25yrs) had the nerve to enlist in AF Reserves 5-6 years in Fayetteville AR... boot camp and all. (georgeous little face mole!!!lol) Both youngsters are utilizing the GI Bill money to further their schooling...YEAAAAA!