Since the end of November, when Sapphire Blue Publishing went out of business and my books were left homeless, I've been considering my options. While I do that, I've spent some time on my hobby, quilting. Those of you who quilt know that quilters always have lots of unfinished project. I've spent some time finishing several.
This one was not completed when the photo was taken but it was finished for Christmas and is now on my son's bed.
Quilting class project Donation to Art Auction at Liberty Academy
The Art Auction at Liberty Academy is to raise money to help the fourth grade classes take a trip to the state Capitol. I offered to donate a quilt. My granddaughter picked the fabrics and the result is the quilt above (which is still waiting to be bound).
But I had another idea. With the cooperation of the teacher, I had each 4th grader draw a picture with permanent marker on a block of white fabric. They picked a patriotic theme. I'm putting the results into three wall quilts (wall hangings) which will also be auctioned. There are no art prodigies in this class, but here are the results so far.
This one isn't sewn together yet. I love the drawing in the middle on the bottom row. The soldiers raising the American flag appear to be all in the nude except for green belts and helmets (or maybe they're wearing skin-colored uniforms).