Poo’miikapi Quilting: Design Concept

Design concept for 2018 Poo’miikapi Quilting Workshop Harvesting Otahpiaaki Indigo Dye sponsored by Blackfoot Confederacy and Mount Royal University.

May Day::”Today I Begin Anew…”

May 1st is a memory of celebrating spring by dancing vibrant colored strips of cloth around a flower-covered pole.  Momma was the freshman/sophomore Home Ec teacher in charge of dying the fabric.  She dyed the fabric in our backyard under a pecan tree on Atlantic Street.  May Day meant being able to wear all my…

Quilting Memories

(Anne Carson “Uncle Harry” Inspired Writing)  First of all, life in Wilson County, North Carolina when I was born was defined by segregation, social injustice, economic starvation and institutional discrimination enforced by “Jim Crow” laws. The brutality and harsh reality of life was white washed and veiled behind lace curtains of poison ivy drenched in…

Momma & Me: Indigo Blues & Slow Stitching

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”,…