The Greatest Friendship

#54/100
2006

The Greatest Friendship is a special quilt made for Michael, a very special person in my life. In 1966 I was part of the first wave of the integration of public schools in Crossett, AR. I was in the 7th grade and had previously attended segregated schools. During that turbulent time when some questioned whether blacks and whites should be “mixing”, I made a lifelong friend. Over 30 years later, we re-connected when he called me up out of the blue to ask if it would be okay if he nominated me for consideration for the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation Board of Directors. Our time on that Board together turned out to be really special. When he rotated off the Board this month, I presented him with The Greatest Friendship.

The Greatest Friendship has great meaning for the two of us. There are lots of personal clues to our lives in this quilt including Norman Junior High School, our friendly race to be valedictorian of the class of 1972, and, of course, the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.

I know Michael will treasure The Greatest Friendship as a small token of my thanks for the indelible impression he made on my life.
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African Autumn (Part Two)

#53/100
2006

African Autumn (Part Two) is number 53/100 of the African Canvas Memory Quilt© series. It measures 27 inches x 33 inches. On the back is a multi colored stripe print reminiscent of a colorful autumn day. Hence the name. The binding and the sashing is rich gold.

African Autumn (Part Two) was purchased by a collector in Cincinnati, OH along with its twin African Autumn (Part One). Both quilts are heavily embellished and have a hanging sleeve on the back for easy display.

African Autumn (Part One)

#52/100
2006

African Autumn (Part One) is number 52/100 of the African Canvas Memory Quilt© series. It measures 31 inches x 27 inches. On the back is a multi colored stripe print reminiscent of a colorful autumn day. Hence the name. The binding and the sashing is rich gold.
African Autumn (Part One) was sold to a collector in Cincinnati along with its twin African Autumn (Part Two).