|Gee's Bend quilt kit (I made this one.)|
But still, this little niggling voice kept reminding me that the best and truest way to honor an artist is to buy one of their works. And so then the question became: which quilter's work would I want? Which could I afford? After much consideration, I decided to commission Mary Ann Pettway to make me a quilt.
|Mary Ann Pettway with my (!) quilt,|
just before taking it off the wall
at Gee's Bend Quilters Collective
When I picked up my quilt, I was admiring the stitches. I asked Mary Ann, "how do you do it?"
"It's a gift," she said.
Yes. Yes it is. And I am so very grateful to be able to enjoy this quilt every single day. Thank you, Mary Ann!
|"Going Up Without a Pocket" |
by Mary Ann Pettway,
in its new home... with Maggie. :)