I am working on this post from 40,000 feet, at least I think that is what the pilot said over the intercom a little while ago. I thought I would treat myself and pay for the flight WiFi service as I travel from Denver to El Paso Texas to visit old friends.
Unfortunately the in flight WiFi appears not have the bandwidth to handle adding images to this post, so I will have to return to the post when I land and add in images.
Speaking of traveling, my quilt The Lesson & The Equation which toured in the traveling exhibit Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium: Quilting the World’ Conscience, has been returned to me as the show has completed its schedule tour.
The show’s curator, Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, did an excellent job of packaging up the quilt for return to me and I learned a lot about how a quilt should actually be packaged for mailing. Thinking about mailing quilts, reminds me of a post I did early in my blogging adventures (September 2014) in which I share a near disaster the first time I mailed a quilt into a show –True Tale of Shipping Terror (and Packaging Obsessions).
I so appreciate my friend and the amazing art quilter Wendy Hill (Instagram – @wendyquilter) who mentored me on mailing quilts to shows.
The “Dad Quilt” Comes Home
I nicknamed the art quilt I made for the show Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium: Quilting the World’ Conscience – The Dad Quilt. The quilt was inspired by the lessons I learned from my father Raoul A. Davis, Sr.
If you are new to this blog, the links below can catch you up to speed on creation of this quilt and the amazing show it got to be in if you check out this series of posts: Stories My Father Told Me.
Here are the series of posts about the Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium: Quilting the World’ Conscience show opening:
- Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium, Part I August 26, 2018′
- Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium, Part II August 29, 2018
- Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium, Part III August 30, 2018
- Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium, Part IV September 1, 2018
And here is the post from April 2016 that inspired the journey of this quilt: Creative Inspiration: Stories My Father Told Me
Now the quilt is back with me and I hung it in what used to be sort of a formal living room or parlor in the house I now live in. I “Tierney-fied” the room.
I turned it into a reading room where my partner and I now like to sit and read.
The room is perfect for sitting with a pot of tea and a book, or snuggling with a miniature schnauzer (Mike the Miniature Schnauzer is awaiting his snuggles):
The quilt is featured in the book from the exhibit, which is available on amazon.com:
I repurposed a cookbook stand to feature the book in the room near the quilt:
Sometimes I talk to the quilt and say hello to my father. I sort of feel like the quilt watches over me!
You’ve likely figured it out that I’ve now landed as there are images now in this post. Not only have I landed but it is actually the next day and I am sitting in the hotel lobby finishing this post.
I am staying in a lovely hotel in downtown El Paso and guess what images they have on the wall of the hotel rooms:
It was awesome to sleep under antique sewing machines!