Strategies for healing a broken heart through indigenous textile practices.
Beginning a new journey of healing and transformation after walking out 3 sun rotations of 13 moons associated with the death of my mother.
Reflections on the 3rd anniversary of my mother’s death, and the lessons I’m learning about living life with purpose.
Free motion machine quilting as a vehicle for healing from grief.
Remembering the day I became a motherless child.
Sunday was my birthday and I had a writing assignment in my Loft Literary Center class to write a 26 sentence story. I had never heard of such a thing but the idea is to begin each sentence with the letters in the alphabet, i.e. A, B, C etc. The hardest for me was “X”,Continue reading “Momma & Me: Indigo Blues & Slow Stitching”
Freewriting + Geometric Quilt Designs + Memoir = Modern Quilt Today, I acknowledge and accept the reality of no longer having a mother, father, two grandmothers, one grandfather, two great-grand fathers and one great-grand mother. I was blessed to have had their love, support, teachings, stories, wisdom, songs, jokes, secrets about cooking, instructions about life,Continue reading “Drawing & Researching a Design for a Modern Quilt”
Freewriting About Designing Geometric Quilt Patterns That Relate To Memoir How can historical geometric quilt patterns tell a story about me and my life? Where do I begin? What’s the connection? I’ll begin with what I remember about quilting with Mama, Yat and Mama Mary. I remember them cutting squares and triangles from old clothesContinue reading “Freewriting + Geometric Quilt Patterns + Memoir”
Everyone who knows me as a creative hands person, knows that I owe by loyalty to Penland School of Crafts. I love Penland the way some women love a man. I love Penland because it’s the place on Earth that consistently provides me with an opportunity to transform my life and my creative hands. AContinue reading “From Wait List to a Summer Class @ Penland”
A Healing Balm To Comfort Grief: Free Writing, Drawing, Indigo Dyeing & Stitching As an acknowledgment to my momma’s Crossing Over one month today, I’m sharing my Free Write Blog post. To honor promises that I made to my momma, Doris Lee Jones, her mother, Minnie Eva Woodard and my grandmother caregiver, Mattie (Yat) BurnetteContinue reading “Free Writing, Drawing, Indigo Dyeing & Stitching: Marks 4 Healing”