“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servantsand entrusted to them his property.To one he gave five talents,to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more.So also he who had the two talents made two talents more.But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money." -Matthew 25:14-15 (read the rest of the story here)
I made this quilt to hang on the wall in Punkin's room. I was piecing it together, doing the quilting and appliqué over Labor Day weekend in 2005, listening to NPR's coverage of Katrina. I will never be able to separate the horror of those reports from the memories of making this quilt. See more of it on Flickr here.
I entered the quilt in an art show later that fall. I had won a second place ribbon for the Cat Quilt the year before in the same show. The show takes place in an Episcopal church. They displayed this quilt laid out on the floor in front of the altar. All the other quilts were hung on the wall or off the balcony. When I went through the show I was dismayed to see a woman standing on it like it was a rug . Later I saw the first prize winner standing on it in her high heels while she discussed her piece with one of the organizers. I was so distraught I couldn't even say anything. I just waited till she moved and folded it up and took it home. I never entered that show again.
I took photos all through 2007-09 for Project 365 to post at least one photo a day. Now that my oldest son is in the Air Force we are using this photo blog to share our adventures with him across the miles.