Saturday, 1 December 2012
Doll Quilt - Out of Darkness Cometh Light
This is the quilt that I sent to Peggy, showing where I am from.
I decided that rather than base a quilt on where I live now, I could make it more interesting if I based it on the town where I grew up. Out of Darkness Cometh Light is the motto on the town's coat of arms. The sunset behind the factories is based on a particular view I would see from the bus on the way home from school.
The button and the quill in the border refer to a fascinating bit of history. Button Gwinnett lived there for a few years when he was a young man and married in the parish church in the centre of town. Later he went to America and settled in Georgia. He signed the Declaration of Independence and for a brief spell he was Governor of Georgia. I wanted this quilt to end up in Georgia, and the swap co-ordinator Chele very kindly paired me with Peggy.
So there you have it. A doll quilt for Wolverhampton.
For your added enjoyment here is an interesting video to watch. Is there a twist to the tale?