Sunday, February 08, 2009

African American Quilt Circle, Durham, NC

Dear, Dear AAQC ladies! You fill my heart with laughter and gladness and joy for living!

My time with you yesterday was so memorable. I can only hope you enjoyed it half as much as I did. I would love to come again, any time you want me!

African American Quilt Circle 2009
(The slide show doesn't include ALL the photos from yesterday, so please click the link above to view them all..I took more than the slide show could hold!)

My heart can't express in words all I wish I could say to you. Maybe that's because I'm still so full of yesterday's wonderful luncheon!! (Yes, there are pics of that in the slide show too!)

I am impressed with the overwhelming and abundant feeling of Sisterhood and close Community in your group. The welcoming of members from near and far, some who travel great distances for your meetings. And I was strengthened through watching every one in your group welcome in the new comers.

Quilters young and old, experienced and newly beginning, women teaching women. Women not only sharing the knowledge of quilting, but sharing their lives as well.

The shape of a circle itself is so symbolic of what and who you are. With no beginning, and no ending, it is eternal. It has no sharp edges or points, it is loving and kind. It is OPEN. It encompasses. The circle also places no single part of itself above any other. The circle is a symbol of Unity. I felt all of these in your midst.

Thank you so much for including me within the arms of your Circle yesterday!


  1. What beautiful, colorful quilts. I'm envious! Wish I could have seen them in person. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I would have liked to still the photos longer...some of the art quilts were very very interesting to see.

  3. Oh yaeh that's what it's all about, wonderful photos!

  4. Anonymous11:26 PM EST

    It looks like all of you had such fun! Wish I could go with you one day too.

  5. HI Bonnie,
    What wonderful quilts these women had to share in the slideshow. I love the rich fabrics and the vivid colors. Some of the designs are traditional and some of them are innovative but all of them are beautiful. Thanks for recording the experience and sharing them.

  6. Thank you for sharing your day with us. It must have been a blast to play with them all day. They are doing some fabulous quilts and they look like a fun group.
    what a treat for them and you.

  7. Bonnie, looks like you were nurished a bit! And I'm not just talking food here! The colors in the quilts were wonderful... I especially liked the quilted clothing. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

  8. My My - what a splendid Quilt Show! THey are different than our 'regular' quilts - and I noticed the 'arty' appearance of many of the makers - my gosh - what a talented, artistic group of women. I'm not sure which were my favorite, but the 'art quilts' are stunning, as well as one of the last soft plaid string quilts.

    Thank you for this pleasure!


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