Black Funeral Quilt

DSCN3519Last week I went to Fayetteville to stay with my friend June and work on a quilt that I started designing over 20 years ago.  The bottom part of the quilt design is about a prince that was born in Africa, and grows up there. He is captured as a young adult and brought to America. He was sold as a slave and ended up on a plantation married with children. he grows old and tells his grandkids his story. The top part of the quilt is his funeral and him flying to heaven where the angles are singing and dancing. I made 4 blocks and June made three. We had a great time.

 

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About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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